A live concert is the only place where you can demand that your favorite singer play your favorite song while staring directly into your eyes. Make the moment last forever with this GrouponLive deal to see Colm Wilkinson: Broadway, Christmas, and Beyond at Hamilton Place Theatre. For $20, you get seating in the second balcony on Tuesday, December 18, at 8 p.m. (up to a $50.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.<p>
The 1987 Broadway production of Les Miserables almost didn’t happen. Prolific Irish actor Colm Wilkinson was set to reprise his role as Jean Valjean when the iconic musical moved from London to New York, but because of an Actors’ Equity Association policy of hiring only American actors, Wilkinson was prohibited from taking the stage. If it hadn’t been for British producer Cameron Mackintosh’s refusal to open the show unless Wilkinson performed, the lauded actor wouldn’t have gone on to win the Theatre World Award, the Helen Hayes Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of the struggling French protagonist.
In addition to Les Miserables, the sought-after thespian and accomplished singer has lent his star power to Broadway juggernauts such as The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar. Throughout his storied career, Wilkinson has also recorded a solo album, sang at the Kennedy Center for Senator Ted Kennedy’s birthday, and starred as Lord Thomas Darcy on Showtime’s The Tudors, the incorrectly spelled show about Henry VIII’s personal English instructors.
During his stirring two-hour show at Hamilton Place Theatre, Wilkinson turns to his dramatic tenor to belt out holiday tunes and Broadway ballads alike, escalating from the hushed meditations of “Silent Night” to the operatic swells of “Music of the Night.” Regardless of the song, he weaves the euphony with personal stories that grant audience members an intimate glimpse into his life. He also invites theatregoers to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific song requests.
Colm Wilkinson singing Les Miserables’ “Bring Him Home” at Royal Albert Hall’s 10th anniversary concert, October 1995
####Hamilton Place Theatre Winner of the [2012 Hamilton Music Awards’](http://gr.pn/TJXs7b) Theatre of the Year, Hamilton Place Theatre continues to dazzle audience members with its lineup of concerts and theatrical performances. Famed throats such as Leonard Cohen and Sarah McLachlan have wrapped their vocals around the entertainment centre’s lauded acoustics, and productions in the form of Evita and The Color Purple have graced the same stage as The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.