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Geronimo Rauch will make his West End debut as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES

The Argentine performer who currently is performing the role of Valjean in the Spanish production of LES MISÉRABLES, will lead the cast of the West End production of LES MISÉRABLES running at the Queen´s Theatre from the 18th June 2012.

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Geronimo Rauch will bring his portrayal of Jean Valjean to the West End. He has been selected by producer Cameron Mackintosh to lead the cast of the iconic London production of LES MISÉRABLES from June 18th, 2012, when part of the cast will be replaced due to the new season.

Geronimo Rauch will be performing Jean Valjean at the Queen´s Theatre from 18th June 2012 until 14th June 2013. He will begin rehearsals in London on the 14th May.

In an official statement Geronimo Rauch has said: "I began my vocal teaching 17 years ago, listening to Colm Wilkinson singing as Jean Valjean, I can´t believe that I´ve been given this chance. I never imagined then that today I´d take this role."

And Julia Gómez Cora, director of Stage Entertainment Spain, the company that produces the show in Spain adds: "This is an amazing an unexpected news. This is the first time that one of our stars has been called to star a show in London. This shows that musical theatre is living an excellent moment in Spain, and that our productions are so talented. We are so happy and proud of Geronimo."

Born in Argentina in 1978, Geronimo Rauch reached popularity in his native country after being one of the winners of the reality show ´PopStars´ in 2002. His debut ni the musical theatre was in 2000, being part of the Argentine production of LES MISÉRABLES. In 2001 he played the role of Doody in GREASE, also in Argentina. After winning ´PopStars´ he became one of the members of the pop band Mambru, which won a huge success, selling over 120.000 copies of their first album. He returned to musical theatre in 2007 starring in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Teatro Bristol in Argentina. This character led him to make his Spanish debut in the Spanish production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, at the beginning of 2008. After this, he played Mary Sunshine in the Spanish production of CHICAGO during its season in Madrid, and later on he was chosen to lead the Spanish production of LES MISÉRABLES as Jean Valjean.

Directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, and with the lyrics adapted into Spanish by Albert Mas-Griera, LOS MISERABLES opened at Madrid´s Teatro Lope de Vega on the 18th November 2010. This Spanish production is the same that the one which toured in the United Kingdom in 2009-2010 celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the show. Since last September 29, 2011 LOS MISERABLES is running in Barcelona, when it will end its run in the next weeks.

LES MISÉRABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004. When LES MISÉRABLES celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World’s Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by CATS in London’s West End. In January 2010, the West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance.

Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled. There have been 36 cast recordings of LES MISÉRABLES, including the multi-platinum London cast recording, the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums and the recently released live recording of the New 25th Anniversary Production. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold millions of copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos ever in the UK. There are over 2,500 productions of the Les Misérables School’s Edition scheduled or being performed by over 125,000 school children in the UK, US and Australia, making it the most successful musical ever produced in schools. Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing a film of LES MISÉRABLES with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan of Working Title and Universal Studios.

Cameron Mackintosh’s production of LES MISÉRABLES is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The original London 1985 production of LES MISÉRABLES was adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

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