New Jean Valjean John Owen-Jones Performing Carnegie Hall for New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala

By James Knight on Feb 29, 2016 01:39 AM EST

John Owen-Jones is not just joining the cast of Les Miserables as the new Jean Valjean on Broadway, but he is also making his way to Carnegie Hall. The former Phantom of the Opera lead will be joining The New York Pops orchestra to help them celebrate the big three-three as part of the New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala Do You Hear the People Sing concert event on Monday, May 2, 2016.

John Owen-Jones recently spoke to Broadway World about his upcoming Spring concert with the New York Pops:

“That has been on my bucket list. I couldn't believe that when I was asked to do it! When I was asked to do Les Miz, I was like, ‘I wonder if I'll be able to work out some way of performing at Carnegie Hall... I'll worry about that when I get to New York.’ Then before I even got on the plane I got an offer. I'm SO excited about doing that because it's one of the most beautiful places in the world to sing. I went to see Bryn Terfel, singing an opera recital there. There were no microphones, the chorus and orchestra were amazing, and you could hear every single word. It was crystal clear. When I sat in the audience I just thought, ‘I have got to sing here one day.’”

The New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala Do You Hear the People Sing concert event will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016. For more information please visit

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