RE: I found myself inferring that this operatic version was going to beef up the impact of the good Catholic Bishop in ValJeans life course
The man who plays the Bishop on this film is none other than the original Jean Valjean on stage — Colm Wilkinson.
Thank you! I can’t remember who played the lead in the Boston production, but I was so mightily impressed that I saved everything from the night, including the cocktail napkin from the upscale bar situated conveniently nearby. Just a great experience for me, that play.