Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Outstanding Actor In A Musical

Last night in Philadelphia, Hugh Panaro was the recipient of the 2008 Barrymore Award for his incredible portrayal of Jean Valjean in this summer's production of "Les Miserables."

Congratulations to Hugh and everyone involved with Les Miz, which also received the award for Best Musical.

Paula, www.hugh-panaro.net

Sunday, October 5, 2008

2008 Barrymore Awards

Tomorrow night, the Barrymore Awards will be announced in Philadelphia. The Walnut Street Theatre's production is up for several:

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Mark Clements)
Outstanding Musical Direction (Douglass G. Lutz)
Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Hugh Panaro, Paul Schoeffler)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Jeffrey Coons, Scott Greer)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (Julie Craig, Christina DeCicco)
Outstanding Costume Design (Colleen Grady)
Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical


Paula, site admin

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Podcast from D.C. Theatre Scene

Absolutely do not miss this terrific interview with Hugh.

He talks about playing Jean Valjean, his parents, past roles, Forbidden Broadway, his love of animals, and more.



Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Half A Million

Yesterday, hugh-panaro.net passed 500,000 visits.

Many thanks to everyone who has ever visited the site, send us feedback or messages for Hugh, or otherwise been so wonderfully supportive.

The long overdue review of Les Miserables IS coming.

In the meantime, check out this awesome little video highlight from the Palm Springs Broadway Tenors concert back in January.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bring Him Home

Twenty years ago, a handsome young Philadelphia-born actor named Hugh Panaro began his Broadway career by bringing his unique sincerity and beautiful voice to the role of Marius Pontmercy in the epic and hugely successful musical Les Miserables.

Tonight, things come full circle for Hugh as he takes on the lead role of Jean Valjean at Philadelphia's esteemed Walnut Street Theatre.

As someone who first saw Hugh as Marius, I'm thrilled to be attending the Opening Night performance. I have seen Hugh in a variety of roles in the past few years - as The Phantom, as the vampire Lestat, Bobby in Sondheim's Company, and as an charismatic concert artist. I know that, as always, he will exceed my highest expectations as Jean Valjean. He always does.

Please stayed tuned to Hugh's site and this blog for more on Opening Night and Les Miserables.



Paula, HPN site admin

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New photos at HPN

Well, the Broadway Tenors concert in Annapolis is now history and the first photos are coming in. I'm adding them to the site as I receive them. If you haven't seen them yet, go now and look.


A preview...Hugh being a bit silly with fellow-tenor Sal Viviano.

Stay tuned for some news of Hugh in the next few weeks. I'll have it posted as soon as he gives me leave to!

HPN site admin

Saturday, December 1, 2007

December Update

First, a tremendous thank you to everyone who bid in our special auction to benefit BC/EFA. We raised $861! However, the recent Broadway strike has cost BC/EFA thousands of dollars in donations since it prevented collections in the theatres for much of November. If you'd like to help support BC/EFA in Hugh's name, please click the banner above.

Hugh will be performing in The Broadway Tenors concert with the Annapolis Symphony. Please see the main page of Hugh's site for the ticket link. I'm going to see if I can arrange a ticket discount. Stay tuned!

Also, in time for the holiday season, a festive little song has been added to Hugh's official MySpace.

Best wishes,