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Colm Wilkinson
COLM WILKINSON achieved international fame when he created the role of Jean Valjean with The Royal Shakespeare Company in the hit musical Les Miserables. After appearing in London's West End and on Broadway, Wilkinson was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for best actor as well as Tony and Drama Desk Nominations. He also won the Helen Hayes Award, The Outer Critics Circle Award and the Theatre World Award. He returned to the role of Jean Valjean for one night only in the now legendary London 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables. The DVD version of the concert has been seen by millions around the world. Wilkinson also created the title role in The Phantom of the Opera for Andrew Lloyd-Webber at the Sydmonton Festival in 1986. He went on to star in the Toronto production of this musical for four and a half years. He earned the Dora Mavor Moore Award for his portrayal of the Phantom in 1989-90. He returned to Les Miserables in 1998 in Toronto and won his second Dora Mavor Moore Award for his role as Valjean. On March 8th 2009 Wilkinson participated in the Birthday Celebration Gala for Senator Edward Kennedy in Washington D.C. An event that was attended by prominent stars of stage and screen and the foremost political figures in the world including the U.S. President Barack Obama. A talented actor, Wilkinson will be starring in season 3 of The Tudors, the award winning series on Showtime. He portrays Lord Thomas Darcy, a leader of the rebellion against Henry VIII and his reformation. Colm Wilkinson will take his stage show Broadway and Beyond into Ireland this Spring and America in the Fall performing songs from his latest CD Some of My Best Friends Are Songs.

Bio as of March, 2010.

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Working in the Theatre (video)
Performance - April, 1987 - Watch now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)