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Ivan Rutherford has performed the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables over 2000 times on Broadway, national tours, and most recently in regional theatres across the country. He was honored with the role during the 10th anniversary company in New York, and co-starred alongside Andrea McArdle (original Annie) at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, and with Lea Salonga on Broadway in the 20th anniversary Les Mis revival. Ivan was also nominated for “Best Actor” for his portrayal of Jean Valjean at the first annual National Broadway Theatre Awards held at the New York Supper Club in NYC. Some other favorite roles include The Caliph in Kismet, Tony in West Side Story, Lt. Joe Cable in South Pacific (Drama-Logue Award) and 2nd Officer Charles Lightoller in the Broadway production of Titanic. Most recently, Ivan was featured as Chester in the reading of Ripper the Musical at the National Alliance of Musical Theatre festival held at New World Stages in New York City.