Les Misérables

Olivier Awards 2016

Cast & Creatives

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Alain Boublil


Alain Boublil is the author of the librettos and original lyrics for the musicals La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and The Pirate Queen, all in collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg, as well as Marguerite with Michel Legrand. His many awards include two Tonys, two Grammys, two Victoire de la Musique and a Molière Award for Les Misérables as well as an Evening Standard Drama Award for Miss Saigon, a Laurence Olivier Award for Martin Guerre and a New York Chapter Honors Grammy for his outstanding contribution to the creative community. He co-wrote the screenplay of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Les Misérables. He is the author/lyricist of Abbacadabra a fairy tale musical with songs by ABBA, of the stage adaptation of the Demy/Legrand film Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, as well as author of the play The Diary of Adam and Eve (based upon two short stories by Mark Twain). Boublil wrote a prize-winning French novel Les dessous de soi. More recently, he wrote A Manhattan Parisienne, a new play with classic songs starring Marie Zamora, which played in New York’s 59E59 Theater. Currently he is working with Claude-Michel Schönberg on a revised version of Martin Guerre. He is also working on a symphonic concert and an animated project of their first rock opera, The French Revolution. Boublil and Schӧnberg’s 40 year collaboration was celebrated in May 2016 at Carnegie Hall as honorees of the New York Pops’ 33rd Birthday Gala. Boublil lives in New York with his wife, actress/singer Marie Zamora, and is the father of four sons.