|PARKER DZUBA (Gavroche alt.) is thrilled to be making his debut in the National Tour of Les Misérables! From Binghamton, NY, Parker has a passion for both theater and dance. Special thanks to Barry Kolker and Tara Rubin Casting. And THANK YOU to his parents and family for always supporting him and his dreams.|
|CATE ELEFANTE (Ensemble, u/s Little Cosette/Young Eponine) is excited to make her national tour debut! Broadway: Waitress (Lulu). Credits include: Ragtime on Ellis (2018 workshop), Sesame Street, Nick Jr. Many thanks to CESD, Parkside Talent, Tara Rubin Casting and the entire Les Miz team for this amazing opportunity! For my incredibly supportive and loving family. Instagram: @cateelefante|
|MADELEINE GUILBOT (Little Cosette/Young Eponine alt.) is ecstatic to join the cast of Les Miserables! Madeleine debuted professionally last year as Gretl in The Sound of Music, joining big sister Danielle on the North American tour. Many thanks to Carson-Adler Agency, Tara Rubin Casting, Ashley Rothwell, Alana Adderley, Balance Dance, Danny & Rocker and family.|
|VIVI HOWARD (Little Cosette/Young Eponine alt.) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut in Les Misérables! Off-Broadway: Madeline’s Christmas (Madeline), Annie Warbucks (Molly). Television: Iron Fist 2 (Lana). Commercial/Voiceover work. Special thanks to my family, friends, Julia Mendelsohn, KOTA, DMO, Take 3 Talent, The Green Room Mgmt., Tara Rubin Casting and Les Mis Creatives/Family. Instagram @officialvivihoward|
|PARKER WEATHERSBEE (Gavroche alt.) is thrilled and grateful to be making his National Tour debut in Les Miserables! Previous credits: South Pacific & Quanah (Lyric Stage), The King and I (Dallas Summer Musicals), and Miss Saigon (Casa Mañana). TV: “The Long Road Home.” Tremendous thanks to Dee Ann Vernon (Kim Dawson Agency), Mitchell Gossett (Industry Entertainment), David Doan (CESD), Tara Rubin Casting, and the Les Mis team for this amazing opportunity! Love to my family and friends! Instagram: p_weathersbee|
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Leon Outlaw Jr.
LEON OUTLAW JR. (Young Berry/Stevie/Michael Jackson alt.) At a very young age Leon began to sing and dance to the amazement of his parents. Inspired by Michael Jackson and James Brown, Leon made his stage debut at age 9. Ecstatic about being a part of Motown and Thanks God, family & Friends. Facebook, Leon-C-Outlaw-Jr; Twitter, @leoncoutlawjr; Instagram, LJOutlaw312.
Reed Lorenzo Shannon
REED L. SHANNON (Young Berry/Stevie/Michael Jackson alt.) was trained at NC Theatre Conservatory. He has performed roles in NCTC productions of Who’s Tommy, In the Heights and on the main stage in Oliver!. Reed received rave reviews while in the cast of “Les Misérable” (2014 – Gavroche) with NCT and Broadway Series South. www.reedshannon.com.
Philly Now - 01/16/15
“The mini Michael Jackson (Reed L. Shannon), who gracefully and stunningly leads the Jackson 5, was awe-inspiring. It was actually a striking experience to imagine what kinds of powers the Jackson 5 had back in the day, and despite how we revere them now, it must’ve been something really special to watch the Jacksons ascend to stardom in real time. MJ was 12 when “ABC” hit the air, and it doesn’t seem like Shannon was too far from that age last night. Dude deserves so many high-fives for destroying his gig, both in vocal execution and dance moves."
Star Tribune - 12/17/14
“Other standouts include Reed Shannon’s stirring and vibrant Michael Jackson..."
DSM Magazine - 12/4/14
“Standouts included the young Michael Jackson (Reed L. Shannon), who bounded on stage and effortlessly channeled the preternatural talent of the Jackson Five star."
Broadway World St. Louis - 11/21/14
“Reed L. Shannon (the role is split with Leon Outlaw, Jr.) is also a joy as the younger versions of Gordy, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson."
MLive - 11/04/14
“Leon Outlaw Jr. and Reed L. Shannon are so talented in the roles of the young Gordy, young Stevie Wonder and young Michael Jackson that you'll probably have to blink several times to make sure you aren't seeing the originals on stage. They are that good."
Daily Tribune - 10/23/14
“...enjoy the hit parade as well as show-stopping performances by...Reed L. Shannon as Michael Jackson."
Detroit News - 10/23/14
“One of the biggest ovations, and justly so, came when young Reed L. Shannon came dancing out as Michael Jackson with the Jackson 5, purple hat cocked just so, his purple fringe vest an exact copy of one of MJ's '70s outfits. Shannon's voice perfectly evoked the beauty of Jackson's winsome young voice on songs like "Who's Lovin' You," and "I Want You Back.""
Encore Michigan - 10/23/14
“...and ohmigod, young Reed L. Shannon as 10-year-old Michael Jackson fronting the Jackson 5 in their prime. (Note: Shannon alternates with Leon Outlaw, Jr., no doubt similarly impressive.)"
Freep.com - 10/23/14
“Reed L. Shannon, who played young Michael on opening night, was spot-on in both the vocal and dance departments."
Ohio.com - 10/11/14
“Audience members called out to characters, sang along and went crazy over young Reed Shannon — a knockout singer and dancer as young Michael Jackson."
BLAC Detroit - Oct. 2014
“And prepare to be blown away by either Leon Outlaw Jr. or Reed L. Shannon, the two child actors who share the role of young Michael Jackson."
SF Bay View - 09/07/14
“The cast is phenomenal...Gordy as a child and an adult (Reed L. Shannon (the night I attended)), Stevie Wonder and, of course, Michael Jackson (Reed L. Shannon). "
Napa Valley Register - 08/27/14
“...And who couldn’t fall in love with Reed L. Shannon as the young Michael Jackson? Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to the young man who went on to achieve superstar status. The timbre of Shannon’s voice raised gooseflesh (“I’ll Be There”)."
Stanford Daily - 08/27/14
“Reed L. Shannon, who plays young musical prodigy Michael Jackson, wows the audience with his powerhouse voice and captivating grin."
BroadwayWorld.com San Francisco - 08/23/14
"Reed L. Shannon as a young Michael Jackson was worth the price of admission all on his own. I always have a worry about actors sounding (or not sounding) like their famous counterparts but Shannon hit it out of the park! It was like watching Michael perform onstage in real life. It was just a treat!"
A Beast in a Jungle - 08/21/14
"Reed L. Shannon’s jaw-dropping turn as Michael Jackson"
The San Francisco Appeal - 08/21/14
"...Reed Lorenzo Shannon is fantastic as young Michael Jackson..."
San Francisco Gate - 08/20/14
"... Any list of this show's musical highlights, of which there are many, has to start with young Reed L. Shannon as Michael Jackson (sharing the role with Leon Outlaw Jr.) wailing through Jackson 5 hits like "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There."
San Jose Mercury News - 08/20/14
"And when the pint-size Michael Jackson (a spot-on Reed L. Shannon) introduces "ABC," you can almost hear the gold records being pressed."
Chicagoist - 05/16/14
“Reed L. Shannon’s young Michael Jackson is a talented crowd-pleaser"
NWI Times - 05/16/14
“And some of the most lively and energetic scenes, rousing many musical emotions and memories, come from Reed L. Shannon as young Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson during the Jackson Five years, as well as the young, swaying, smiling and sunglasses-clad child prodigy Stevie Wonder."
Splash Magazines - 05/16/14
“However, the key players are Clifton Oliver (Berry Gordy), Allison Semmes (Diana Ross), Nicholas Christopher (Smokey Robinson), Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye and Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon ) who share the roles of young Berry, Steve Wonder and Michael Jackson."
The Fourth Walsh - 05/13/14
“...and the spunky Reed L. Shannon (Michael Jackson) embodied their characters."
Chicago Theatre Review - 05/10/14
“Reed L. Shannon practically steals the show as Michael Jackson."
Showbiz Chicago - 05/10/14
“...I defy anyone not to find the love (and respect) in Reed L. Shannon’s Michael Jackson..."
Broadway World - 05/09/14
“And finally, credit must be given to youngest cast member Reed L. Shannon, who particularly shines as the young Michael Jackson. Performing such hits as "ABC" and "I Want You Back" in the second act, Shannon truly steals the show. He's real cute, but he's real talented too."
Rock Chicago - 05/09/14
Ladue News – 12/13/2018
“There’s also fine work by…Parker Dzuba and Parker Weathersbee…alternating in the role of street urchin and rebel fighter Gavroche. Madeleine Guilbot and Vivi Howard take turns alternating in the roles of Little Cosette and Young Eponine to delightful effect.”
Critical Blast – 12/12/2018
“The youngest cast members, Madeleine Guilbot, Vivi Howard, Parker Dzuba, and Parker Weathersbee, are a joy to watch.”
Little Village Mag – 12/06/2018
“Fan favorites, however, were…the archetypal urchin Gavroche played with pluck and charm by Parker Dzuba.”
Rochester City Newspaper – 11/22/2018
“…and the tiniest revolutionary, Parker Dzuba (Gavroche), who is a captivating presence onstage.”
BroadwayWorld Baltimore – 10/11/2018
“Sam Middleton, who played Gavroche in this performance (he shares the role with Parker Dzuba), showed off his range in moments such as boldly flipping off Javert after ‘Little People,’ or tenderly giving Eponine’s hat to Marius after ‘A Little Fall of Rain.’”
DC Metro Theater Arts – 10/10/2018
“The kids in this cast are particularly winning. Madeleine Guilbot and Vivi Howard as Little Cosette and Young Eponine stole hearts, particularly in the haunting ‘Castle on a Cloud.’ And the rascal Gavroche was in strong tiny hands belonging to Parker Dzuba and Sam Middleton on alternating dates.””
The Oklahoman – 09/21/2018
“…young Parker Dzuba in the role of pint-size revolutionary Gavroche steals practically every scene he dashes through.”
Journal Record – 09/19/2018
“That cast was large and included some darling young children among the citizens fighting for freedom in historic France in the 19th century….Thespian youngsters included Parker Dzuba, Cate Elefante, and Sam Middleton”
Marinij.com – 08/15/2018
“Alternating with Sophie Knapp, Elsa Avery Dees sings sweetly as Little Cosette, and Sam Middleton is a spunky young rebel as Gavroche, sharing the role with Parker Dzuba.”
BroadwayWorld Denver – 07/30/2018
“As an amateur covert operative, Sam Middleton as Gavroche reminds us all to always take children seriously. Although a young role, Middleton performs incredibly well and stands his own among those three times his age, as does Sophie Knapp in the role of Young Cosette.”
Enter Here Canada – 07/11/2018
“The casting is absolutely perfect for this production and the children were very talented as well. Young Cosette, played by Elsa Avery Dees and Sophie Knapp, who alternate as young Eponine, were darling on stage. Gavroche, the young lad who ‘runs the town’ shows that ‘Little People’ can make a difference…”
Creatively Clo – 06/07/2018
“Sophie Knapp as young Cosette is adorable and amazing in her number ‘Castle On A Cloud’…”
Zeta Tijuana – 06/01/2018
“…el brillante Jonah Mussolino en el rol del pequeño ‘Gavroche’…”
MATC Times – 05/03/2018
“I was also impressed by the talent of the young actors Elsa Avery Dees, Sophie Knapp and Jonah Mussolino.”
Badger Herald – 04/06/2018
“My personal favorites were…the kid actors who played Cosette, Eponine and Gavroche (Zoe Glick, Sophie Knapp and Jonah Mussolino respectively).”
InfoCulture.biz – 02/08/2018
“The leader of the song was Jonah Mussolino’s Gavroche, a spunky young boy who partook in the revolution and eventually gave his life for the cause”
TheatreBloom – 12/22/2017
“Little Cosette (at this performance Zoe Glick) and Gavroche (at this performance Julian Emile Lerner) also deserve mentions of praise; Glick, for her dulcet and delicate rendition of ‘Castle on a Cloud’ and Lerner for his punchy pluck in the overall approach to the character. His scene at the barricade is one of the most breath-taking in the most horrific fashion imaginable…”
M Live – 11/22/2017
“I want to tell you about young rebel Gavroche (Julian Emile Lerner) who steals and then breaks our hearts with his self-importance despite his lot in life”
Seth Saith – 10/27/2017
“So kudos to…Zoe Glick (Young Cosette) on ‘Castle on a Cloud'”
Chicago Sun Times – 10/15/2017
“Jordan Cole (who alternates with Julian Emile Lerner) was a feisty, confident Gavroche, the street urchin with great courage”
WPRO News Talk 630 – 09/29/2017
“Sophie Knapp did a lovely job with ‘Castle on a Cloud’ as young Cosette on press night, and Julian Emile Lerner practically stole the show at moments with his cheeky, street-wise Gavroche.”