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#11 JAD

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:41 PM

View PostTitan, on 08 June 2013 - 05:58 PM, said:

Stage
Oliver Thornton in Les Mis and Phantom
Mark Evans in Ghost

Movies
Aaron Twaite in Les Miserables
Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth in Mamma Mia


Oliver Thornton was poor in Les Mis.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:07 AM

Nick Jonas in the Les Mis 25th Anniversary concert springs to mind, he was just awful.

And a lot of the casting in the unfortunate movie adaptation of Phantom was rather dubious...

I'd also say Matt Willis in Wicked.  I know some people like him, but he was by a million miles the worst Fiyero I've seen.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:51 AM

Richard Blackwood in Shrek...

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

Russell Crowe in Les Miserables movie, imposing enough as Javert I guess, but his desperately awful vocals let him down, not at all suitable for the role, guess we've been spoiled by the fabulous West End castings (apart from a few obvious ones, such as whichever of the Jonas bros. decided to torture theatre goers)
Chasing the music, trying to get home.......
Seeee ya George..... See ya sunshine.... w****nker!
I hate you! You're a b*stard! ..... Ohhhhhh sh*t!
I've seen the real world from my caravan window...... and they can keep it!

West End: - Jersey Boys x 179 - Billy Elliot x 52 - All The Fun Of The Fair x 40 - WWRY x 7 - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory x 6 - Rock Of Ages x 6 - Legally Blonde x 6 - Avenue Q x 5  -  Mamma Mia x 5 - Les Miserables x 3 - Oliver! x 3 - Dirty Dancing x 3 - Book Of Mormon x 2 - The Commitments x 2 - Blood Brothers x 2 - Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert x 2 - Dreamboats & Petticoats x 2 - The Fantasticks x 1 - Grease x 1 - Thriller: Live x 1 - Shout x 1 - Wet Weather Cover x 1 - The Woman In Black x 1 - Tap Dogs x 1 - Sister Act x 1 - Wicked x 1 - Hamlet x 1 - Flashdance x 1 - Love Never Dies x 1 - Shrek: The Musical x 1 - Ghost Stories x 1 - Lend Me A Tenor x 1 - Ghost: The Musical x 1 - Cool Hand Luke x 1 - Backbeat x 1 - Crazy For You x 1 - Singing In The Rain x 1 - Our Boys x 1 - Seussical x 1 - Tailor Made Man x 1 - Merrily We Roll Along x 1 - Once: The Musical x 1 - I Can't Sing x 1

Broadway: - Jersey Boys x 2 - Anything Goes x 1 - Priscilla QOTD x 1 - Memphis x 1 - Mary Poppins x 1

Off Broadway: - Rent x 1 - Avenue Q x 1

Fringe: - Bent x 2 - Bright Lights, Big City x 1 - Salad Days x 1 - Ordinary Days x 1 - Company x 1 - Thrill Me x 2 (1 x Tristan Bates, 1 x New Players/Charing X Theatre) - Jest End x 1 - Doctor Faustus x 1 - Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered x 1 - The Hothouse x 1

Tour: - Evita x 2 (Bromley) - Blood Brothers x 1 (Coventry) - Monkee Business x 1 (Manchester) - Jesus Christ Superstar (O2 London) x 1

Regional: - Sound Of Music (Stevenage) x 1 - Cinderella (Liverpool) x 1 - Aladdin (Milton Keynes) x 1 - Cinderella (Watford) x 1

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

As for theatre, Howard Jones as Crewe in the last cast of Jersey Boys, I hear hes pretty good in other things, but his Crewe was straighter than a poker :/
Chasing the music, trying to get home.......
Seeee ya George..... See ya sunshine.... w****nker!
I hate you! You're a b*stard! ..... Ohhhhhh sh*t!
I've seen the real world from my caravan window...... and they can keep it!

West End: - Jersey Boys x 179 - Billy Elliot x 52 - All The Fun Of The Fair x 40 - WWRY x 7 - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory x 6 - Rock Of Ages x 6 - Legally Blonde x 6 - Avenue Q x 5  -  Mamma Mia x 5 - Les Miserables x 3 - Oliver! x 3 - Dirty Dancing x 3 - Book Of Mormon x 2 - The Commitments x 2 - Blood Brothers x 2 - Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert x 2 - Dreamboats & Petticoats x 2 - The Fantasticks x 1 - Grease x 1 - Thriller: Live x 1 - Shout x 1 - Wet Weather Cover x 1 - The Woman In Black x 1 - Tap Dogs x 1 - Sister Act x 1 - Wicked x 1 - Hamlet x 1 - Flashdance x 1 - Love Never Dies x 1 - Shrek: The Musical x 1 - Ghost Stories x 1 - Lend Me A Tenor x 1 - Ghost: The Musical x 1 - Cool Hand Luke x 1 - Backbeat x 1 - Crazy For You x 1 - Singing In The Rain x 1 - Our Boys x 1 - Seussical x 1 - Tailor Made Man x 1 - Merrily We Roll Along x 1 - Once: The Musical x 1 - I Can't Sing x 1

Broadway: - Jersey Boys x 2 - Anything Goes x 1 - Priscilla QOTD x 1 - Memphis x 1 - Mary Poppins x 1

Off Broadway: - Rent x 1 - Avenue Q x 1

Fringe: - Bent x 2 - Bright Lights, Big City x 1 - Salad Days x 1 - Ordinary Days x 1 - Company x 1 - Thrill Me x 2 (1 x Tristan Bates, 1 x New Players/Charing X Theatre) - Jest End x 1 - Doctor Faustus x 1 - Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered x 1 - The Hothouse x 1

Tour: - Evita x 2 (Bromley) - Blood Brothers x 1 (Coventry) - Monkee Business x 1 (Manchester) - Jesus Christ Superstar (O2 London) x 1

Regional: - Sound Of Music (Stevenage) x 1 - Cinderella (Liverpool) x 1 - Aladdin (Milton Keynes) x 1 - Cinderella (Watford) x 1

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:12 PM

The Jonas child in Les Mis!
Amanda Seyfried in Les Mis and Mamma Mia films
Totally agree about Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:15 PM

Kimberley Walsh in Shrek
Richard Fleeshman in Legally Blonde
Natalie Casey in Wedding Singer
Donnie Osmond in Grease
Jessie Wallace in Rent Remixed
Marti Pellow in Chess

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

just the first ones that come to mind:

Nick Jonas as Marius (definitely the worst of them all in my opinion)
Lucy May Barker as Johanna
Simon Bowman as Valjean and the Phantom
Ramin Karimloo as Valjean
Liam Tamne as Enjolras
Sierra Boggess as Fantine
Kimberley Walsh as Fiona

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

Also second the Jonas.

Michael Crawford in Dance of the Vampires (voice and influence on show).
'You're about as sexy as a cabbage patch kid.'

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:44 AM

Russell Grant in Wizard of Oz
Michelle Ryan in Cabaret




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