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Ty soo much for this!!! This was beyond amazing! If I would've known that this Colm Wilkinson was gonna do a part, I would've waited and seen this show but still, I am glad that I went on December and saw Ramin and the rest of the Toronto cast. They are really talented and breathtaking. The broadway cast better buckle up to top this one. To bad they didn't sign that night but being there was totally worth it!
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Colm Wilkinson, John Owen Jones and Ramin Karimloo are the best JVJ I've ever heard. Majestic voices and portrayals!
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+SoHills VetTech Well, Ramin is one of the actors with a hell lot of fans. Of course they will applaud the crap out of them when they see their favorite star plays the lead in one of the most beloved musicals. 
The problem is that Ramin's voice can't create the dome-like aura that JVJ should have above the entire show. JVJ is the lead character and the only character requires full tenor range. Take One Day More as an example which is the best song to evaluate the cast, JVJ sings first and keeps the song going with repeated "one day more". He is the skeleton of the song, then other characters add substances in that make us ultimately feel the song's power and care about where the story goes.
Ramin's voice is way too sharp in those high notes that sometimes I even feel JVJ is absent in this song.
It really hurts to admit, but seriously I think he is not good with JVJ. But hey, we can still hope he returns as Phantom!
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Nick Jonas has NO DEPTH! Is not that he doesn't sing but he just doesn't work for theater, I mean, c'mon. I don't expect him to be Michael Ball but he can't even linger on the notes without cutting them because he just can't reach!
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Saw his performance twice this past December in Toronto at the Princess of Whales theater. Epic and flawless performance. 
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When it comes to Peter Joback ad Hugh Panaro, i just can't get used to their voices since Ramin Karimloo, Wilkinson, etc had these deep demanding voices and these two are soft and sometimes menaical. I just can't get used to their portrayals of the phantom.
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I like him too. For the same reason I ADORE Michael Crawford and Hugh Panaro (the two actors BORN for the role). I love the haunting, clear tenor voice thare all share. Maybe it's because Michael originated the role, but that kind of tone/style is very "Phantomy" to my ears.
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I flew over to Canada just to see him perform. Just saw him and i cried when he sang this song. It was beyong amazing and pure perfection. I was grateful that he came backstage and got an autograph plus his pic. Ramin, truly increible!
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I am trying to see if I can go to Broadway to see him again! Will see! Good luck! :)
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Because in the Phantom movie he was just a cameo. He didn't sing or act instead he was shown for a minute and that's it. For Les mis, maybe he couldn't do the part or the producers didn't want to add him because his voice would be over the others
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Wow, I wish I could see him sing this live. Its beyond words his talent.
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Hands down Michael Ball! I like Ramin but he is better as Jean Valjean and Enjolras. I also like Hadley but prefer his role as Raoul in the Phantom.
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Saw Ramin perform as JVJ in the Princess of whales theater in toronto Saturday and Sunday. His best song is Bring Him Home. He made me cry both days. He is mesmerizing, talented, soulful, just outright brilliant. On saturday after the matinee, he came outside stage door and I got his pic and autograph. He is really sweet and nice. He was greatful for the support. Worth the travel, money and terrible weather. Saw the performance at the very top and at thr bottom in the 9th row. The cast, this direction of les Mis and his performance as JVJ shouldn't be missed.
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Saw her in Les Mis yesterday in Toronto. Not bad. Liked her here too.
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Sorry to bursts everyones bubble but that last clip when Bay and Emmett kiss is from season 1 when they admit to each other that they are falling in love so i don't believe they are getting back together
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