Hugo holds a lot of musical credits (2 years at Lionel-Groulx
college in musical theatre), in music (piano, guitar), dance, classic and popular song.
But in musical theater, he can combined all his talents. He is
not just an entrepreneur; he is also a compositor, and an author. He was the guest on Raymond Levesque, Claude léveillé and
Feminin Trio of the "Les Blues du toaster". He has also appeared on Alannah Miles's show in 1999.
He has participated in a lot of musicals and performed small parts in the French production of
"Roméo et Juliette". He also performed Roméo 20 times at Palais de Congrès, in Paris. So naturally he was
chosen to play Roméo for the Québec production.
Ariane Gauthier (Juliette)
Ariane has been singing since she was 12, and knows
that she will continue. She got her diploma from the Lionel-Groulx College of musical theatre. At school, Ariane found
her first passion. At 23 years old, she became a finalist at "Ma Première Place en Arts" in 1997. She's a winner of the
Élizabeth Mawson Award 2001, and recipient of the Maud Whitmore Scholarship at the Charlottetown's Festival of 2002.
Ariane continued her rise
to stardom by taking part in “Simplement
Marnay”, in which she sang alongside none other that
Céline Dion. In February, she co-hosted co-host a special program which was presented as a part of the “Bal de neige”
recently starred as Maureen in the first ever French production of the pulitzer prize winning musical "RENT".
Matt Laurent (Benvolio)
was born in Quebec on May 24th, 1967. He educated himself musically; never taking music or
singing lessons. He started to play in bars and clubs, and at 21 was when he met his manager.
Matt released his first album “Entre le jour et la nuit”. The single “Jimmy” was released from the
album as a single. In 1993, he released a 5-track CD “Acoustique” which consisted of acoustic versions of songs
from his first album. And in 1997, he released his second full-length album, “Longue
Avenue”, which was followed by a tour in 1998 across Quebec
1998, Matt met Luc Plamondon at Gala des Felix. Luc was so impressed with Matt that he offered him the chance of auditioning
for the part of Quasimodo in ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’. After auditioning, Luc offered him the role as alternate to
Garou, making his debut in France in January
1999. He then continued the role in Belgium and Switzerland,
followed by Quebec as alternate to Mario Pelchat, and completed
265 performances as Quasimodo.
2001, Matt released his third album, ‘Ici ou Ailleurs’. The album includes the song, “Tue s et tu resteras”,
which he wrote for his son. The album was soon followed by the release of the single “Je veux que tu saches’,
and at the end of August he released the second single, ‘Toi’. In November Matt recorded a commercial for “Dentine
Ice’ chewing gum.
of 2002, Matt was offered the role of Benvolio in Romeo et Juliette, which would once again have Matt performing on stages
across Quebec. He completed 70 performances, and had to
take sword fighting lessons.
the third single “Pour oublier Sarajevo”, which
was a duet, was released. August saw the release of his fourth single “Envers et contre tout”. And in October,
“Je veux que te saches” was released in France;
his first single ever released there.
with Matt being given the role of “Le Geographe”, and understudy for the lead of “L’avaiteur’,
in the Quebec production of “Le petit Prince’
which toured until July of that year.
Joêl Lemay (Mercutio)
Prior to performing as Mercutio in the French Canadian tour of "Roméo et Juliette", Joël Lemay performed
in musicals such as "La Mélodie du bonheur" and "Da Vinci".
Dany Vachon (Tybalt)
Dany came out with an album entitled "Dany Vachon" in 2000. He has been a type-setter author for 4 years. After having
studied the guitar from 1992 to 1994 in classical music and popular with the Campus Our-Lady of Foy in Quebec and having played
the guitarist-singer (lead) in several formations, Dany continued to improve his techniques of song and guitar. After working
in bars and at Festivals, he enormously acquired experiment and of maturity as well on the level of control of his voice and
his guitar, which led him to compose his own songs.
Josée D'orléan (Lady Montague)
Josée has been called an stimulating dancer, singer and actress. She has been featured on television and radio.
Corinne Zarzour (Lady Capulet)
Previously performed the role of Esméralda in "Notre Dame de Paris".
Marie Denise Pelletier (The Nurse)
Marie is known for having, without question, one of the most beautiful voices in Québec. She has spent 20 years in
the business of singing.
François Godin (Lord Capulet)
Graduate of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art, this actor and singer has solid background of performing.
He sang in the musical drama "Les Miserables", in addition to playing various roles on the small screen.
Richard Groulx (Friar Laurent)
Prior to peforming in "Roméo et Juliette", Richard performed in the musicals "Hair", "L’Opéra
de quat’sous", "Jeanne la pucelle", and performed the role of Zéro Janvier in "Starmaina".
Recently perfomed in the musical "Les Enfants du Soleil".
Manuel Tadros (The Prince)
Manuel Tadros is featured on the popular series in Quebec called "Omerta". He is also the father of 2 boys. He is
diabetic, and is the spokesman of "Walk Towards the Cure for Pharmaprixz". He has done voice over's for the French Canadian
dubs of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (Hugo), "Finding Nemo" (Nigel), and "Treasure Planet" (Onus)
Understudies: David LeBlanc, Myriam Brousseau, Katee Julien, Paul Bisson, Martin Moerman, Tommy
Dancers: Benoit Leduc, Kahlil Calder,
Karim Anqouch, Nicholas Peel, Michael Bridge-Dickson, Peter Trosztmer
FRENCH CANADIAN PRODUCTION
Production/ Libretto : Charles F. Joron
Choreography / Direction :
Assistant choreography : Jean-Jacques Pillet
Assistant direction : Julie Beauséjour
: Jean-François Gagnon
Supervisor for choreography : Redha
Costumes : Dominique Borg
Sound : Yves Savoie
: Yves Aucoin
Sets : Olivier Landeville
Vocal director : Linda Mailho