New Les Misérables cast – Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson join line-up

KILDONcolFrom Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, which is now in its record-breaking 33rd year.

Killian Donnelly will star as Jean Valjean. He joins Les Misérables fresh from Broadway where he is currently playing the lead role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots.

West End leading lady and former Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson, will join the company as Fantine, and Hayden Tee returns to play Javert from 17 July, having performed the role at the Queen’s Theatre until 22 April this year.

Also joining the company are Steven Meo as Thénardier, Karis Jack as Eponine, Jacqueline Tate as Madame Thénardier, and Hyoie O’Grady as Enjolras. Paul Wilkins will continue in the role of Marius and Charlotte Kennedy will continue in the role of Cosette, having both originally joined the company in 2015.

From 17 July 2017 the full company will be: Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Ciarán Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Killian Donnelly; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Hyoie O’Grady; Catherine Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran Joyce; Charlotte Kennedy; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley; Carley Stenson; Jacqueline Tate; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; Hayden Tee; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.

Killian Donnelly is currently playing the role of Charlie Price in  Kinky Boots on Broadway, a role he originated at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in 2015, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award.

His other theatre credits include: Huey in the original London cast of Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre for which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award. He created the role of Deco in  The Commitments at the Palace Theatre and has also played Tony in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre as well as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Carley Stenson - HeadshotHe first joined the company of Les Misérables in 2008, going onto play the role of Enjolras from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, he played the role of Courfeyrac in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena and also played the role of Combeferre in the multi award-winning film of the show, released in 2012.

Carley Stenson’s West End credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Stenson also starred as Christine Colgate in the tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She is probably best known for playing the regular role of Steph Cunningham in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks.

Hayden Tee returns to the West End production of Les Misérables having played the role of Javert in the West End from 9 January 2017 to 22 April 2017. He has previously played the role on Broadway and in Dubai. He has also previously played the role of Marius. His other theatre credits include: South Pacific; Little Women; Titanic; Cats and Into the Woods.

Steven Meo’s previous theatre credits include Pride & Prejudice at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on UK tour; The Taming of the Shrew, Boeing Boeing, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog all for Theatre Clwyd; The Distance for Sheffield Crucible/Orange Tree Theatre and Flesh and Blood for Hampstead Theatre and on tour.

Karis Jack’s theatre credits include The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; Baddies: The Musical at the Unicorn Theatre; Hairspray at Curve, Leicester and on UK tour; Little Shop of Horrors at the Salisbury Playhouse and Mercury Theatre, Colchester; and Urinetown: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre and St James Theatre.

Jacqueline Tate’s previous theatre credits include: Allegro at the Southwark Playhouse; Avenue Q at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Gielgud Theatre and national tour; South Pacific at the Barbican Theatre and UK tour; The Phantom of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and My Fair Lady and Evita on international tour.

Hyoie O’Grady is making his professional and West End debut in Les Misérables.

Paul Wilkins has previously played the role of Marius in Les Misérables in Manila, Singapore and Dubai. He made his West End debut in Les Misérables in 2015.

Charlotte Kennedy made her West End debut in Les Misérables in 2015. She has also appeared in Elaine Paige in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets for Les Misérables are available HERE.


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