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* ReferencedBy: Canadian figure skater Roman Sadovsky performed to ''Les Misérables'' soundtrack for [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59ru1s his long program]] during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 competitive seasons.

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* ReferencedBy: Canadian figure skater Roman Sadovsky performed to ''Les Misérables'' soundtrack for [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59ru1s his long program]] during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 competitive seasons. A few years later, he would later [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70a47t revamp it with slightly different music cuts]] and minor changes to the choreography.


* StarMakingRole: This show made Michael Ball and Frances Ruffelle household names, and turned Rebecca Caine into a darling of the theatre world.

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* StarMakingRole: This show made Michael Ball and Frances Ruffelle household names, and turned Rebecca Caine into a darling of the theatre world. And while it wasn't his ''only'' massive role, his turn as Valjean etched Colm Wilkinson into the marble of the zeitgeist for generations.

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* ReferencedBy: Canadian figure skater Roman Sadovsky performed to ''Les Misérables'' soundtrack for [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59ru1s his long program]] during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 competitive seasons.


* ToughActToFollow: How do you ensure that this trope never applies to you? By writing a musical so good, so famous, and so beloved that its mere existence allows you to write whatever else you damn well please. This is that musical. (In Schonberg and Boublil's case, "whatever else you damn well please" was ''MissSaigon'', a critical and popular smash hit still known and beloved by most musical theatre fans. Go figure.)

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* ToughActToFollow: How do you ensure that this trope never applies to you? By writing a musical so good, so famous, and so beloved that its mere existence allows you to write whatever else you damn well please. This is that musical. (In Schonberg and Boublil's case, "whatever else you damn well please" was ''MissSaigon'', ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', a critical and popular smash hit still known and beloved by most musical theatre fans. Go figure.)


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Among the 17 Valjeans in the 10th Anniversary concert you might spot Takeshi Kaga of IronChef fame.
** In the 1998 film, [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Qui-Gon Jinn]] is Jean Valjean and [[Franchise//PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Barbossa]] is Inspector Javert. Also [[Film/KillBill The Bride]] is Fantine, with [[Series/MySoCalledLife Angela Chase]] as Cosette.
** In the 2012 film, [[Film/XMen Wolverine]] is Jean Valjean, [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]] is Fantine, [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus Decimus Meridius]] is Inspector Javert, [[Film/MeanGirls Karen Smith]] is Cosette, [[Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn Colin Clark]] is Marius, [[Film/HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[Film/{{Borat}} Borat Sagdiyev]] are the Thénardiers, and [[Series/GossipGirl William Vanderbilt III]] is Enjolras.
*** The 2012 film also included Colm Wilkinson, the original Jean Valjean on the London stage, cameo as the Bishop.


* HeyItsThatVoice: Fantine in the 25th Anniversary is portrayed by Lea Salonga, also known as the singing voice of [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Princess Jasmine]] and Disney/{{Mulan}}.
** Lea Salonga was also Eponine in the 10th Anniversary of the show.
** Saara Lehtonen, who was one of two 2013TampereenTeatteri!Éponines, voiced [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4/FIM!Pinkie Pie]], WesternAnimation/{{Dora|TheExplorer}}, WesternAnimation/{{Mona|TheVampire}}, [[Recap/AngelinaBallerinaTheNextSteps TheNextSteps!Gracie]], [[Franchise/LegendsOfChima Eris]] and [[Anime/MetalFightBeyblade Madoka Amano]].

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* The melody of "Bring Him Home" is inspired by a passage in "The Humming Chorus" in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' (appropriately enough, that song is played while Butterfly waits and prays all night for her husband to return home).


*** Susan Kay's novel ''Phantom'' (which as the title would suggest is a ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' spin-off giving the character a back story as well as a first-person narrative of events) includes [[ShoutOut a minor character named Javert]], who runs a freak show carnival Erik temporarily joins as a youth.

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*** Susan Kay's novel ''Phantom'' (which as the title would suggest is a ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' spin-off giving the character a back story as well as a first-person narrative of events) includes [[ShoutOut a minor character named Javert]], who runs a freak show carnival Erik temporarily joins as a youth.



** In the 1998 film, [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Qui-Gon Jinn]] is Jean Valjean and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Barbossa]] is Inspector Javert. Also [[Film/KillBill The Bride]] is Fantine, with [[MySoCalledLife Angela Chase]] as Cosette.
** In the 2012 film, [[Film/{{X-Men}} Wolverine]] is Jean Valjean, [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]] is Fantine, [[{{Gladiator}} Maximus Decimus Meridius]] is Inspector Javert, [[Film/MeanGirls Karen Smith]] is Cosette, [[Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn Colin Clark]] is Marius, [[Film/HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[{{Borat}} Borat Sagdiyev]] are the Thénardiers, and [[Series/GossipGirl William Vanderbilt III]] is Enjolras.

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** In the 1998 film, [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Qui-Gon Jinn]] is Jean Valjean and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise//PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Barbossa]] is Inspector Javert. Also [[Film/KillBill The Bride]] is Fantine, with [[MySoCalledLife [[Series/MySoCalledLife Angela Chase]] as Cosette.
** In the 2012 film, [[Film/{{X-Men}} [[Film/XMen Wolverine]] is Jean Valjean, [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]] is Fantine, [[{{Gladiator}} [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus Decimus Meridius]] is Inspector Javert, [[Film/MeanGirls Karen Smith]] is Cosette, [[Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn Colin Clark]] is Marius, [[Film/HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[{{Borat}} [[Film/{{Borat}} Borat Sagdiyev]] are the Thénardiers, and [[Series/GossipGirl William Vanderbilt III]] is Enjolras.

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** It's difficult to find a Les Amis-centric modern AU fic where Jehan Prouvaire ''isn't'' genderqueer.

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* SpinOff: There is a book called ''Cosette'' written by Laura Kalpakian.


* OlderThanTheyThink: A Les Miserables stage adaptation called ''The Barricade'' opened in 1878.


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* OlderThanTheyThink: A Les Miserables stage adaptation called ''The Barricade'' opened in 1878.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: A Les Miserables stage adaptation called ''The Barricade'' opened in 1878.


* AdaptationOverdosed: Over 60 movies, a musical, at least 5 different stage plays, about a dozen audiobooks, three comic books (one of them with the Duck family!), a spectacle son et lumière and two computer games (a point-and-click-adventure of the same name and the extremely weird beat-'em-up ''Arm Joe'').

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* AdaptationOverdosed: Over 60 movies, a musical, at least 5 different stage plays, about a dozen audiobooks, three comic books (one of them with the Duck family!), some anime, a spectacle son et lumière and two computer games (a point-and-click-adventure of the same name and the extremely weird beat-'em-up ''Arm Joe'').


** In the 2012 film, [[Film/{{X-Men}} Wolverine]] is Jean Valjean, [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]] is Fantine, [[{{Gladiator}} Maximus Decimus Meridius]] is Inspector Javert, [[Film/MeanGirls Karen Smith]] is Cosette, [[Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn Colin Clark]] is Marius, [[Film/HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[{{Borat}} Borat Sagdiyev]] are the Thénardiers, and [[GossipGirl William Vanderbilt III]] is Enjolras.

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** In the 2012 film, [[Film/{{X-Men}} Wolverine]] is Jean Valjean, [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]] is Fantine, [[{{Gladiator}} Maximus Decimus Meridius]] is Inspector Javert, [[Film/MeanGirls Karen Smith]] is Cosette, [[Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn Colin Clark]] is Marius, [[Film/HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[{{Borat}} Borat Sagdiyev]] are the Thénardiers, and [[GossipGirl [[Series/GossipGirl William Vanderbilt III]] is Enjolras.


* FanNickname: [[DoorStopper "The Brick"]]

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* FanNickname: Called [[DoorStopper "The Brick"]]Brick"]] by fans of the musical.

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