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Celebrating the Anniversary of Les Misérables on Broadway: Watch Alfie Boe Perform “Bring Him Home”

On March 12, 1987, Les Misérables opened on Broadway and quickly became a smash hit. The original Broadway production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning in eight categories including Best Musical, Best Scenic Design, and Best Original Score.

The original Broadway production ran for 16 years and was performed 6,680 times before closing on May 18, 2003. A Broadway revival of the musical happened from 2006 to 2008, and the most recent revival opened in 2014.

Alfie Boe, former Mormon Tabernacle Choir guest artist from the 2012 Christmas concerts, reprised his role of Jean Valjean on September 1, 2015. Boe previously performed the role for the 25th anniversary concert of the London production, which was held at the O2 Arena in London, England, in 2010. Boe completed his most recent run as Valjean on February 28, 2016, and will join the Broadway cast of Finding Neverland on March 29, 2016. Boe first starred on Broadway in La bohème in 2002.   

During the 2012 Christmas concerts with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Boe stopped the show with his heart-wrenching rendition of “Bring Him Home.” Boe once said of the song, “That song is so special to me. … It’s a wonderful, emotional piece. It changed my life. It developed my career and turned things around for myself. Every time I sing it, I love it, and I never get tired of singing it.”  

Watch Alfie Boe perform “Bring Him Home.”                                                   

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Purchase the Choir's album Home for the Holidays, featuring "Bring Him Home," on our shop page.