dacho, on 22 September 2011 - 12:50 AM, said:
I wonder which JOJ prefers...... Jean Valjean or Phantom? And why?
He said in an interview that if he had to play either the Phantom or JVJ for the rest of his life, he'd choose JVJ. He didn't say why. But we can see why, can't we? He is one of the very best in both roles, but JVJ is more his role than the Phamtom, I think.
He also said in the same interveiw that he'd love to try lots of other roles in cluding smaller roles, but smaller roles never come his way. I too would love to see him in many different roles, especially in comedies such as La Cage or Lend Me A Tenor, or as baddies. I wonder if he is doing the National after March (he did go to an audition there).
Still I stick to my opinion, that if another cast recording of POTO was to be made (other than the 25th aniv. CD with Ramin), it has to be JOJ with preferrablly with Gina Beck. I'm sure many wonderful performances go without ever being recorded, but IMHO, JOJ's vocal power is in a league of its own ,and therefore not recording his performance in this famous role is a huge loss for the POTO fans world-wide . I hope ALW or CM will wake up.