When I found out that Jillian Butler was in Chicago, I immediately had to ask her one important question: “Have you seen Hamilton?”
Butler plays Cosette in the new touring production of Les Miserables that opens at the Peace Center in Greenville on October 31, 2017. I talked to her on the phone last week, when the show was still playing Chicago.
“I did see Hamilton!” she told me. “We got here on a Monday and we had a Tuesday free, so a bunch of us got to see it on Tuesday night the first week we were here. It was amazing.”
How lucky we are to be alive right now.
We chatted about Hamilton for a few moments, then moved on to the real subject of the call, her experience playing an iconic character in an epic musical. Butler’s joy of performing really came through in her voice as well as her words, and I truly enjoyed talking to her. She was a real delight and I can’t wait to see her – and the rest of the cast – perform.
You can read the full interview on BroadwayWorld.
3 thoughts on “Interview with Cosette”
I will be seeing Les Mis in Greenville on November 5th. This will be my 5th time seeing the stage show, my 2nd professional cast, and 1st time seeing it on tour since my other four times were 3x at community college and 1x in the West End. It is Les Mis, which is why I wanted to see it again and there is just something about Les Mis that makes it so special that is hard to put into words
Wow! If you don’t mind, come back here and tell me your impressions of this production, especially as compared to the (many!) others you’ve seen. I’d love to know how it rates.
So far West End ranks higher than college production