Last night I watched Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert on PBS, which I thoroughly enjoyed (except for the gosh-awful, horribly miscast Nick Jonas as Marius...but I'm not going to talk about that, going to think happy thoughts this morning instead). Jean Valjean was played by Alfie Boe, who I had never heard of prior to this concert. Now, I realize there are a lot of very strong opinions out there about the "definitive" Valjean, so let me be clear I am not trying to compare Boe to Colm Wilkinson. :) However, I thought Alfie Boe did a fantastic job as Valjean, and it's just an added bonus that he seemed so humble and soft-spoken and freaking adorable in the interviews.
After finding these YouTube videos this morning of Alfie singing in Matt Lucas' (Thenardier) kitchen, it is now official - I am completely in love with Alfie Boe. Enjoy. :)
Alfie Boe warbles a bit:
Alfie Boe warbles again: