Fans of Les Misérables have to only wait one day more until Tom Hooper's highly anticipated film opens nationwide. In our latest weekly poll, Broadway.com asked readers to choose which of Victor Hugo's tragic characters fans consider their favorite. The votes are in and three loveable and big-belting characters reigned supreme. Check out the results below.
1. Enjolras - 29%
The young, charismatic head of the ABC Club, Enjolras leads the students in revolution against the French government. Enjolras is dedicated to the cause and (spoiler!) eventually gives his life for it. In the musical, he leads the rousing numbers "Red and Black," "Do You Hear The People Sing" and "At the Barricade," Notable actors who have performed the role include the film's star Aaron Tveit and stage stars Aaron Lazar, Anthony Warlow, Max von Essen, Ramin Karimloo and Michael Maguire, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production.
2. Eponine - 27%
The tragic Eponine definitely has one of the sadder storylines in the musical. The daughter of the evil Thenardiers, Eponine grew up a pampered little girl, but, now as a young woman, lives on the street and helps her parents commit crimes. Eponine is madly in love with Marius, who only has eyes for Cosette. In the musical, Eponine sings the iconic song "On My Own" as well as "A Little Fall of Rain" and a "A Heart Full of Love." Notable actress who have played the role include the movie's star Samantha Barks, Lea Salonga, Frances Ruffelle, Sutton Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Lea Michele.
3. Jean Valjean - 11%
The protagonist of Les Misérables, Jean Valjean is an ex-convict who, after his release, becomes a honorable man and father to motherless Cosette. Throughout the film and musical, Valjean is pursued by his nemesis, the determined and pious officer Javert. A few of Valjean's memorable songs include "Bring Him Home." "Who Am I" and "What Have I Done." The film stars Tony winner Hugh Jackman as Valjean; other notable stage actors who have played the role include Colm Wilkinson, Alexander Gemignani, Drew Sarich and Ramin Karimloo.