Love Never Dies


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Casey Lyons

casey-lyons CASEY LYONS (Gustave alt.) is thrilled to play Gustave in Love Never Dies. Previous credits: Michael in Mary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), First Genie in The Magic Flute (Lyric Opera Chicago), Harold Baxter in Hazel: A Musical Maid in America (Drury Lane), Hero Boy in The Polar Express Train Ride Chicago (Union Station), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane). Casey would like to thank Roberta Duchak and Scott Calcagno for vocal and acting training, as well as Stewart Talent and his family and friends for their love and support.


Jake Heston Miller

jake-heston-miller JAKE HESTON MILLER (Gustave alt.) is thrilled to make his National Tour debut! Most recently seen as Fletcher Blake in the co-production tour of Disney’s Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse and Alley Theatre). New york: Radio City Music Hall Rockette’s Summer Spectacular, Soloist USTA US Open, School of Rock Promo tour. Regional: Oliver in Oliver! (Arena Stage), Tiny Tim in Scrooge No More! (Busch Gardens). Voice Over: Eep the mouse in Mother Goose Club, Mighty I.T., Kobe Bryant’s MuseCage. Love to J4 and my village. Thank you Eddie at Take3, Elysabeth, Joe, Tara Rubin Casting and this amazing creative team. Follow @jakesings05


Review Quotes

The Broadway Blog – Date Unknown

“…musically gifted ten-year-old Gustave (played alternately by Casey Lyons and Jake Heston Miller). … Miller, who performed the child’s role on opening night in San Jose, is a bell-clear singer—up to the standards of the adult leads—and has acting chops to boot: His carefully modulated facial expressions felt genuine in the midst of the musical pomp, adding a warm touch of psychological relatability.”

San Diego Story – 03/30/2018

“…mourn with the great young Casey Lyons (who alternates with Jake Heston Miller) as his Gustave pines for a father figure.”

San Diego Union Tribune – 03/29/2018

“Jake Heston Miller, last seen locally in La Jolla Playhouse’s ‘Freaky Friday,’ is exceptionally focused and poised as young Gustave.”

Times of San Diego – 03/29/2018

“…young Gustave (a very impressive Casey Lyons at the performance I attended; he’s a young man with an already hefty list of musical theater credits).”

Las Vegas Review Journal – 03/22/2018

“The one bright spot in her life: her angelic son Gustave (Casey Lyons; Jake Heston Miller plays the role for some performances), who’s clearly inherited her musical gifts”

Broadway World San Francisco – 03/19/2018

“The one man in the production who achieves an interesting character arc and is played with grace is the boy, Gustave. The role alternates between Jake Heston Miller and Casey Lyons. Miller is a wide-eyed delight, absorbing the world around him with a child’s excited fascination and later processing a non-sexual coming out to an awareness of confusing parts of his nature and inner life.”

The Daily Journal – 03/17/2018

“Her family includes her young son, Gustave (the cherubic-voiced Jake Heston Miller, alternating with Casey Lyons)…”

Aisle Say San Francisco – 03/14/2018

“Her family includes her young son, Gustave (the cherubic-voiced Jake Heston Miller, alternating with Casey Lyons)…”

Hyde Park Herald – 02/28/2018

“Lyons sings like an angel, even when his frightened yet curiously excited Gustave is led to the dark side of Phantasma”

Northwest Herald – 02/20/2018

“The fantastic 13-year-old Casey Lyons is an innocent, purely delightful Gustave, and, when he channels his mother of 10 years ago, Lyons’ octave-range response to The Phantom’s ‘sing for me’ chills, and enchantment will consume you. Lyons is a scene-stealer (local connection – Casey played Oliver in the 2015 Woodstock Musical Theatre production at the Woodstock Opera House.)”

Chicago Now – 02/18/2018

“And dare we forget the pure sounds coming from the enchanted voice of Casey Lyons who plays Gustave, Christine’s son. His command and pitch were impressive for someone of his age”

Chicagoland Musical Theatre – 02/18/2018

“And Chicago native Casey Lyons is a boy (soprano) wonder as Gustave, Christine’s son”

Chicago Sun-Times – 02/17/2018

“their adorable son Gustave (Chicago’s angelic-voiced Casey Lyons)”

Chicago Theatre Addict – 02/17/2018

“And dare we forget the pure sounds coming from the enchanted voice of Casey Lyons who plays Gustave, Christine’s son. His command and pitch were impressive for someone of his age”

Chicago Tribune – 02/17/2018

“…Gustave (Casey Lyons, who is just fantastic).”

Around the Town Chicago – 02/16/2018

“…Gustave (tonight played by Casey Lyons, who has the voice of an angel and solid stage presence)…”

Chicago OnStage – 02/16/2018

“Christine’s son Gustave is played by a tandem of boys, Casey Lyons and Jake Heston Miller. On opening night, Chicago native Lyons’ beautiful voice was every bit as wonderful as any of the adults”

Chicago Theater and Arts – 02/16/2018

“the amazing vocalizations of Chicago native Casey Lyons as Gustave”

Chicago Theater & Concert Reviews – 02/16/2018

“The true discovery of the evening is young Casey Lyons, as Gustave (who alternates in the role with Jake Heston Miller). Master Lyons is another Windy City talent, with prior notable appearances as Michael Banks, in Mercury Theater’s ‘Mary Poppins,’ and as Harold Baxter in Drury Lane’s ‘Hazel: A Musical Maid in America.’ Here he dazzles with his lovely, clear, boy soprano, blending his voice with other castmates in ‘Mother, Please, I’m Scared,’ ‘The Beauty Underneath’ and ‘Streets of Coney Island.’ This little boy has a big career ahead of him in this pivotal role”

The Local Tourist – 02/16/2018

“And Gustave. Oh, Casey Lyons, you were stunning. This child, also a Chicago native, was phenomenal. His scene with The Phantom as the two discover the boy’s innate talent is gripping and jaw-dropping. I’m getting chills, again, just thinking of it”

BroadwayWorld Boston – 02/02/2018

“Lyons’ angelic voice and stage presence are impressive…”

The Boston Globe – 02/01/2018

“…young Gustave, well-played by the angelic-voiced Casey Lyons”

WBUR The ARTery – 02/01/2018

“As young Gustave, Casey Lyons is a wonderful find. He has a very natural air about him onstage and I loved listening to him sing”

Cleveland Jewish News – 01/12/2018

“Most importantly, the talent found for this touring production is impressive. The voices and acting performances – particularly those of Cortes, Picerno and young Miller – should meet the high expectations of the show’s fan-base…”

Akron Beacon Journal/ – 01/11/2018

“And the bright presence of young Gustave (stellar boy soprano Jake Heston Miller on Wednesday night) leaves us with a note of hope.”

BroadwayWorld Pittsburgh – 01/04/2018

“The role of Gustave (Casey Lyons) is nicely intertwined with the story of the Phantom, and his youthful voice adds a nice contrast to the booming voices of the adults in the room.”

WPRO News Talk 630 – 12/28/2017

“Jake Heston Miller as the young Gustave is an extremely adept actor and singer, especially given his age.”

BroadwayWorld Rhode Island – 12/27/2017

“Jake Heston Miller proves a rising star with an already remarkable vocal talent; as Gustave, he displays a lovely, warm rapport with Picerno’s Christine.”

Cape Cod Times – 12/27/2017

“Christine arrives with 10-year-old son Gustave (beautifully played and sung Tuesday by Jake Heston Miller)…”

Talkin’ Broadway – 12/15/2017

“I saw Casey Lyons, who nicely sang the treble soprano tessitura.”

News-Press – 12/07/2017

“And then there’s Jake Heston Miller as their son Gustave, a talented pianist and composer with an angelic singing voice”

BroadwayWorld Orlando – 11/23/2017

“At this performance, Gustave was played by Jake Heston Miller. This kid can sing some really high notes.”

Fan Sided – 11/22/2017

“Sung with her son, the talented Jake Heston Miller, the range of emotions is extensive. From lighthearted to foreboding, the mother and son evoke their bond in every note.”

Berkshire Fine Arts – 11/18/2017

“young Gustave (a sensitive, sweet-voiced and curious Jake Heston Miller during the reviewed performance)”

South Florida Gay News – 11/15/2017

“Most importantly, the cast—…and Casey Lyons (Gustave)—approach the task with gusto, singing their hearts out as melodies soar and digging deep into the most dramatic moments of the story.”

Broadway World Fort Lauderdale – 11/13/2017

“A young Casey Lyons, as Christine’s son Gustave, has the voice of an angel.”

Palm Beach Arts Paper – 11/11/2017

“Still, they are upstaged by young Jake Heston Miller (one of two Gustaves that rotate in the role), a very poised, natural child actor with a remarkably controlled upper register.”

EDGE Media Network – 11/10/2017

“For the opening performance, Casey Lyons sang the child’s role of Gustave and he did it very well.”

Florida Theatre On Stage – 11/08/2017

“Praise is also due Casey Lyons who switches off with Jake Heston Miller as Gustave. The boy has an angelic voice and is more convincing in his role than most child actors on stage.”

Hollywood Reporter – 11/08/2017

“And true to form, Lloyd Webber – ever the talent scout – has made another brilliant discovery, this time in Casey Lyons as the boy, whose angelic vocals and subdued acting are a marvel.”

Talkin’ Broadway – 11/06/2017

“At my performance, Jake Heston Miller took the role of young Gustave and was charming…with an ethereally beautiful boy soprano voice.”

Talkin’ Broadway Raleigh – 11/02/2017

“…and son Gustave (an amazingly talented Jake Heston Miller)…The real delight of the production is Jake Heston Miller as Gustave, Christine’s young son. A true talent through and through, with an amazing voice equal to that of the main protagonists, Mr. Miller also does not receive enough time on stage to showcase his talent. Gustave shares several songs with other characters but does not have one of his own, which is unfortunate.”

Triangle Explorer – 11/02/2017

“Little Gustave (played by Jake Heston Miller) brought a youthful energy to stage while demonstrating both strong acting chops and strong vocals alongside such older and accomplished singers.”

Tour Schedule

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