Les Miserables

Character Info etc

12 Roles plus Ensemble

Jean Valjean

Jean Valjean is the hero of the show. It is his life journey that we follow.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: G#2

Javert

Javert is the inspector who serves as antagonist to Jean Valjean. Javert is unswerving in his belief that men cannot change for the better.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F2

The Bishop Of Digne

The Bishop is a good man who saves Valjean’s soul through showing compassion.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Fantine

Fantine is the beautiful, young girl who, abandoned by her lover, is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Cosette. She is a brave woman defeated by life who clings to her dignity and is sustained by her love for her daughter, sacrificing everything for the young Cosette.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

The Foreman

The Foreman begins Fantine on her desperate, downward spiral.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Bamatbois

Bamatabois is the customer who taunts Fantine into violence. He is a wealthy, dissolute young man who thinks of himself as a gentleman, even dressing in expensive clothes.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: D3

Fauchelevant

Fauchelevant is the victim of the cart crash.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: B3

Little Cosette

Young Cosette is Fantine’s daughter and the Thénardiers’ ward. She has been forced into child labor. She is underfed, beaten by Madame Thénardier, and bullied by Eponine.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Thenardier

Thénardier is the true villain of Les Misérables. He is the embodiment of evil. He is a thief, a liar, a cheat, and steals valuables from the dead with no remorse.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C2

Madame Thenardier

She is married to Thénardier. Together, Madame Thénardier and Thénardier con the world as partners in crime. They were made for each other, and although she complains about him, she loves him dearly.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G#3

Young Eponine

Young Eponine is the pampered daughter of the Thénardiers. She does little except taunt Young Cosette.

Gender: Female

Gavroche

Gavroche is Thénardier’s son. He is left to fend for himself and lives by his wits in the streets of Paris. Gavroche is brave, witty, and arrogant, with a fantastic, unchanged voice.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Eponine

Eponine is the Thénardiers’ daughter. Living hand to mouth, she survives by helping her father in his life of crime. She is a young girl who is streetwise and tough but also sensitive and lonely.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Cosette

Cosette is Fantine’s strong-willed, loving daughter. She is an intelligent, inquiring, personable girl; she is not in any sense a sappy, romantic heroine.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C6

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Montparnasse

A member of Thénardier’s gang of thieves. Montparnasse is handsome and dangerous (he kills with a knife).

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: C#4

Vocal range bottom: C#3

Babet

A member of Thénardier’s gang of thieves.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Brujon

A member of Thénardier’s gang of thieves. A genuine gangster, Brujon is stupid and evil.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: C#4

Vocal range bottom: B3

Claquesous

A member of Thénardier’s gang of thieves. Claquesous is tough, dangerous, and secretive.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: C4

Enjolras

Enjolras is the student leader. He is handsome, brave, and daring, although youthful. He combines his revolutionary ideals with strong, charismatic leadership. Victor Hugo described him as “a thinker and a man of action.”

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Marius

Marius is the romantic hero of the story. He is impulsive, passionate, willful, and headstrong. His moods change according to his circumstances. He is sweet and tender but also capable of great courage and compassion.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Combeferre

Member of the ABC society, a secret society of students and workers. Combeferre is the philosopher and believer in peace. He is gentle, humane, strong, and brave.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Feuilly

Member of the ABC society, a secret society of students and workers. Feuilly is a worker who is a self-educated orphan. He is an affectionate, warm, and poetic believer in "nationality."

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Courfeyrac

Member of the ABC society, a secret society of students and workers. Courfeyrac is a youthful, passionate, and fearless student.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: E3

Joly

Member of the ABC society, a secret society of students and workers. Joly is an eccentric and light-hearted (although sometimes morbid) medical student. His name is derived from the English word “jolly.”

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Grantaire

Member of the ABC Society, a secret society of students and workers. Grantaire is the opposite of Enjolras. He believes in nothing. Although he admires Enjolras, he loves to mock him.

Gender: Male

Lesgles

Member of the ABC society, a secret society of students and workers. Lesgles is a cheerful, laughing-at-life (but unlucky) student. He is a close friend of Joly.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B3

Jean Prouvaire

Member of the ABC society, a secret society of students and workers. Prouvaire is a kind, soft-spoken, and, at the right moments, strong and masterful poet and student of social studies.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: D3

An Army Officer

Array

Gender: Male

Ensemble

The Chain Gang, Warders, Constables, The Poor, Factory Workers, Sailors, Prostitutes, Pimps, Drinkers, Wedding Guests, Etc.

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