|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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VINCENT CROCILLA (Les alt.) is 9 years old and lives in Southern New Jersey. He is thrilled to be joining this amazing production and to be a part of the national touring cast of Newsies. He has been performing in the theater since the age of 5 and his regional credits include: Les Misérables (Gavroche), South Pacific (Jerome), Inherit the Wind (Timmy) and The Music Man (Winthrop). Vincent would like to thank his parents and brother Gianluca, Carson Adler Agency, Mona Greenberg, Director Jeff Calhoun and the entire creative team for this opportunity.
ANTHONY ROSENTHAL (Les alt.) Anthony has wanted to be a Newsie since seeing the original cast on Broadway two years ago. He is currently a resident of Seattle, where he started his training at PNB in Seattle, and was in “Swan Lake”. He's was in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of “Oliver!”, and productions with Book-it Repertory and Village KidStage.
BEN COOK (Ensemble) Broadway: Billy Elliot, Ragtime. National tour: Billy Elliot. Regional: The Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare, Ford’s Theatre. TV: "30 Rock", "Veep", "House of Cards" (season 3). Thanks to my family, MSA, CESD, Linda Townsend.
Marin Scope - 02/26/15
“This motley crew joins a huge ensemble of backward-flipping and forward-spinning athletes, including ...Benjamin Cook...How they can sing and simultaneously do handsprings is beyond my comprehension."
BWW San Francisco - 02/21/15
“...[Anthony] Rosenthal was adorably fierce and very funny. As the youngest cast member, he more than held his own."
Talkin' Broadway - 02/21/15
“Anthony Rosenthal, alternating with Vincent Crocilla, is a charmer playing 9-year-old Les."
SF Gate - 02/19/15
“...and the thoroughly delightful, precociously talented Anthony Rosenthal alternating in the role of Davey’s feisty little brother Les."
Miami Herald - 02/04/15
“You have cute kids (particularly Anthony Rosenthal, who alternates with Vincent Crocilla as Les, the littlest newsboy..."
Camp Broadway - 02/02/15
“Nine year-old Vincent Crocilla was playing Les at this particular Matinee (he alternates with Anthony Rosenthal) and was a crowd favorite! This adorable little newsboy captured the hearts of the audience as soon as he threw out the famous “Les Puppy Dog Face”."
BWW Orlando - 01/29/15
“...Vincent Crocilla as his little brother Les...all add important layers to the newsboys. Crocilla is a comedic highlight..."
Show Biz N Flo - 01/28/15
“...standout moves by Ben Cook..."
The Charlotte Weekly - 01/09/15
“...Les (played by the scene-stealing Anthony Rosenthal, in the performance reviewed)..."
Around the Town Chicago - 12/18/14
“This is, however, an ensemble show where the dancers and the work they do under the direction (Jeff Calhoun) and the wonderful choreography (Christopher Gattelli) is mind- blowing. It is hard to believe that they can do so much and still sing and say their lines."
Chicago Theater Beat - 12/18/14
“Of the newsies, standouts include Jeff Heimbrock as Brooklyn leader Spot Conlon and Ben Cook as Race – the latter’s dance and gymnastics skills and unparalleled charisma are equally dazzling."
Talkin' Broadway - 12/18/14
“...his kid brother Les (the charming Vincent Crocilla, alternating with Anthony Rosenthal)..."
BroadwayWorld Baltimore - 12/04/14
“Vincent Crocilla (Saturday & Sunday matinee) performs the requisite Little Fella role with precisely the right amount of adorability to make the kid lovable rather than cloying and not a hint of stiffness or SuperFake StageKid Syndrome."
Louisville.com - 11/19/14
“The real star of the show is Davey’s little brother Les played by Vincent Crocilla. This youngster has better comedic timing and delivery than many A-list actors. He was definitely an audience favorite and had the crowd in an uproar of laughter at every turn."
Courier News - 11/19/14
“Crocilla portrays Les with a completely adorable and spunky demeanor that rings with authenticity."
Talkin' Broadway - 11/14/14
“On the night I saw the show, Anthony Rosenthal played Les. He has as much energy, dancing skills and singing ability as his older and more experienced cast mates. Rosenthal brings a world of charm to the stage when he performs four times in a week."
AXS.com - 11/06/14
“Standouts were Anthony Rosenthal as Les who was precocious without being a pain."
Broad Street Review - 11/06/14
“The other scene stealer is Davey’s younger brother, Les, played on opening night by Vincent Crocilla, (who alternated with Anthony Rosenthal in the role). His stage presence and singing voice filled the vast space of the Academy."
Morning Journal - 11/06/14
“...and his spunkier younger sibling, Les (portrayed Nov. 5 by Vincent Crocilla, who shares the role with Anthony Rosenthal), who gets many of the show’s best lines"
DelCoNewsNetwork - 10/31/14
“Other standouts in the top-notch cast are Zachary Sayle as “Crutchie,” Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer” and Vincent Crocilla, 9, of Vineland, N.J. as Les."
NewsWorks.org - 10/31/14
“and at Wednesday's performance I saw a startlingly talented little guy named Vincent Crocilla in the role of the youngest newsie, played by Anthony Rosenthal in alternating performances"
Philly Network - 10/31/14
“and featuring an extraordinary nine-year-old New Jersey actor, Vincent Crocilla"
Concordy - 10/23/14
BroadwayWorld Tampa/St. Petersburg – 01/18/2019
“The precious, young Cosette (Madeleine Guilbot), enslaved by the Thenardiers, broke your heart singing about not having to sweep in ‘Castle on a Cloud.'”
Cherry and Spoon – 12/19/2018
“The ensemble is chock full of talent (with some welcome diversity), beginning with the smallest cast members – little scene stealers Cosette and Gavroche (alternately played by Madeleine Guilbot and Vivi Howard, and the Parkers Dzuba and Weathersbee).”
Play off the Page – 12/19/2018
“The children charm the audience, and young Parker Dzuba as Gavroche steals the show with his beautiful, pure voice, and his energetic actions.”
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.”