Soooo, he is going to be in Les Misérables on Broadway starting tomorrow (I think) and I'm freaking out. He's playing Jean Valjean, and only people who actually know about Les Mis will know who he is. I AM HYPED!!! See, this is the only time where I wish I lived in New York across the street from where they do all the big productions. Like, I would do anything to get tickets in the front row to see Ramin Karimloo do Jean Valjean. Well, I take that back. I wouldn't' do anything like, you know, that would get me in trouble or jail ;) but I mean like, I can't believe I'm saying this (well that's a lie too, because I've already been to one) but I would give up PBR tickets to see Ramin Karimloo do the part of Valjean. I would. I really would.
The Phantom of the Opera
He is the only man who has starred in all three main character male parts. In the 2004 movie, he was Christine's father, and he has played Raoul and Erik. To me, he will always be Erik. I mean, if Gerald Butler tried to sing to me I would be like "Creep, get away from me!" If Ramin sang, I would be like "Oh my goodness. My angel of music!" I love the 25th Anniversary edition with Sierra Boggess and Hadley Fraser. I already mentioned that. I mean, he just has the voice, the acting skill, he has the feeling and emotion to the role. If a movie makes me cry, then it should win an Oscar. I mean, yeah. I was sobbing when Erik sang in the Final Lair "Christine, I love you." I was dying. I wanted to jump through the screen of my laptop and slap some sense into Christine. Well, I want to do that in any version, except the 2004 version. I'd abandoned both of them in that version. He holds a special place in my heart, just because he's the first Erik that I ever saw. I hadn't even seen The Phantom of the Opera and he was my first Phantom. So hopefully you can see my reason.
Oh my. Oh my. What can I say about him in this? He starred as Enjolras in Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Cast. He was EPIC! Thought I still like Aaron Tveit like 1/2% better, he was awesome. And of course with his buddy Hadley Fraser up there as Grantaire, it was even better. And now, he's going to be Jean Valjean in Les Mis this year! Oh my goodness, I am going to fangirl like crazy.
Love Never Dies
Well, I've only seen some taped parts of the show in shaky quality, but he is awesome! I love Ben Lewis just a little more, but he is still awesome. I just love his emotion. He still is the dark pitiful creature, but he still loves Christine with all his heart.
Now, I bet you're all wondering why I love him so much. I'll tell you why. He's got the voice of an angel, he's beyond an amazing actor, and yeah. As I mention above, he'll always have a special place in my heart for being my "first Erik". No one will be able to replace him.
So congrats to Ramin Karimloo! I'm totally hyped, despite not being able to see him. :'( P.S., if you all know a magical fairy who could make me the free-est person (schedule and time wise), get me front row seat tickets and backstage passes and free plane tickets, please send him/her to me! ;)
And now, some videos and photos for all of you!
|Yup, that's it.|
|Ramin and Sierra!|
|Awww, Ramin and his son|
Some Phantom And Love Never Dies
|No, no, no, I'm NOT crying. *sniffle* I have.... allergies|
|Oh Erik.... You break my heart.|
|I love them! RIERRA!|
And Finally Some Les Misérables
|Ramin as Enjolras|
|Colm Wilkinson and Ramin Karimloo|
Have You Heard Of Ramin Karimloo? What Do You Like About Him The Most? What Is Your Favorite Song(s) That He Sings?