|Michelle Nicastro as Eponine 1988|
I first saw the show at the Shubert in 1989. I loved Fantine (played by Elinore O'Connell), but that's a story for another day. I also was riveted, moved to heart wrenching sobs with Eponine, played by amazingly talented Michelle Nicastro. I never forgot Michelle. Her performance (which I saw 3 times) left an indelible mark on my soul.
Ten years later she performed a children's show at our local Valencia shopping mall. By then she was known as the voice of Odette in the The Swan Princess. I arrived with my 3-year-old daughter, Carissa, and my original Les Mis program. When I asked her to sign it for me, she was very touched that I had remembered her.
Good-bye Michelle, my Eponine. May God keep you close to his heart.
I am so, so sad...
|Michelle autographed my program 10 years later!|
|Eponine & Marius|