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Adam Krenz |
Mr. Wilkinson I have been a fan of yours ever since I heard you sing bring him home at the Les Miserables 10th anniversary concert. You have been a constant inspiration both in terms of you undeniable talent, but also your incredibly kind and warm personality. I have spent most of what little time I spent in the theatre trying to imitate you (though it has been difficult as I am 21 and a bass at that. Been kind of forcing notes that shouldn't be anatomically possible for me). I decided to take this opportunity just to express my gratitude for all the amazing work you've done. In a society filled with digitally manufactured quote/unquote "artists" that are more image and industry than human, it's wonderful to have such a respectable character as yourself to look up to. I wish you the best of luck in life, and hope that someday we happen to meet. Just a heads up, I will ask you to sing with me. Annoying fan for you, once in a lifetime opportunity to sing with a hero for me, so please forgive my rudeness. Thank you again for all that you do.
14 June 2014 01:48pm
Kristi Keener |
Dear Mr. Wilkinson,

I am sure that you are a very busy man, and I would first like to offer both my greetings and my thanks for taking the time to read this message. I would have preferred to write a letter by hand, but I cannot afford postage, so unfortunately this is the only means I by which I might reach you at this time.

The reason that I am writing to you is another thank-you. When I was 9 years old, I found a cassette tape that was the Tenth Anniversary Concert for Les Miserables, and I only knew a few songs at the time from various elementary school concerts where everyone knew "Castle on a Cloud", and from seeing my sister's class perform it at our High School a few years beforehand. My father bought it for me nevertheless. Since then, it has become my favourite Broadway show, and your performance moved me so deeply that it saved my life. I'm sure you must hear it all the time, but your performance is simply amazing, and I have never heard anyone come close to your Jean Valjean.

There was a period of time in the last few years where some things had happened to me, and I ended up closing myself off from so much of life that I didn't really feel music as powerfully as I had before, and for someone who performed, this was not optimal or really, in any way good. My video had been worn out from many years of watching it, and I had no other way to listen to it for many years. But then one day, I heard someone listening to "Bring Him Home" over their speakers in one of the dressing rooms at my High School, and I remember sitting in the hallway and listening to it from outside the door and finally feeling something again after so long. It was the most beautiful thing that I ever heard and felt. In a lot of ways, it was a life-saver. When I came home from school that day, I begged my mother to let me buy another copy of the concert. I got back in touch with my music again, and I put everything into it, heart and soul, the way that it was always meant to be, and I have you to thank for that. I listen to this concert whenever I start to feel bitter again, and it keeps the candle burning through the dark days.

There is so much talent in the world, but yours is the one that saved my life, and for that I cannot thank you enough. I hope that this letter finds you in good health and much happiness.

Kristi Keener
10 May 2014 07:54pm
Mary |
Ever since I saw you on Broadway in 1987, I've been a fan. I tried to see you in Phantom of the Opera in Toronto but got the understudy instead. Finally everything came together and I was able to see your St. Patrick's Day concert in Mississauga. It was even more than I had hoped for - a magical evening. Well worth the wait as well as the time and expense to get there from the Philadelphia area!

I wish you all the best and look forward to more concerts! Thank you.
17 March 2014 05:20pm
Patricia |
Thank you for interpreting the Bishop of Digne in Les Miserables on January 11 in Toronto, it allowed me to see Les Miserables with Colm Wilkinson being part of the cast
9 February 2014 10:45am
Edward LeGoff |
Mr. Wilkinson please tour the states like.... NYC
7 February 2014 07:58am
Allen-Michael Soard |
Mr. Wilkinson:

I wish to take a moment and say how much of an inspiration you are for me. Since last February, when someone wanted me to step out of my comfort zone and sing a song from Phantom of the Opera for Valentine's Day, I have been obsessed with Phantom. Since then, one of my dream role has been the Phantom. I wish my drama teacher would allow my school to do it, but she is adamant about that.

When a local musical enrichment society performed a variety show they called "Broadway Nights" this September, I fell in love with another musical, Les Misérables. I was ushering and got to see "Broadway Nights" four times and as their finale they performed "One Day More." I missed that song so much, I went home and saw it on the Internet. The version I saw just so happened to be the Dream Cast version and I practically fell in love with the rich, deep tone that your voice has. Jean Valjean became another dream role for me.

So, I guess the whole point I'm trying to make is how jealous I am because you have been able to play both of my favourite roles and, I think, you played them brilliantly.

Thank you so much,
Allen Soard
21 December 2013 03:03pm
Nadine |
Joyeuses Fêtes de Noël et de Nouvel An pour vous et votre Famille .
Merci pour tout ce que vous donnez à travers votre voix .
Le meilleur pour vous et les vôtres .
Une famille de fans français - Epoux , enfants et moi-même -
20 December 2013 05:18am
Paul Wos |
Hello Colm,

Think back to your Phantom days (years) in Toronto. There was a music teacher named Paul from Niagara Falls NY who brought groups filled with students around 25-30 times over the run of the show. You were always so gracious and warm to them, those were moments experiencing theatre that they will never forget.

Well, this is Paul the teacher saying hello! I just experienced your concert performance in Buffalo last evening (10 Dec) and it was such a treat to hear you sing again! One thing was clear, you looked like you were really enjoying yourself during the entire show! BRAVO to you and your talented guests and band! I saw Ma-Anne several times in the Toronto production of Miss Saigon, she is extremely talented.

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I last saw you perform; a little over a year ago, I retired from teaching high school, as I was offered an early retirement incentive which would pay my health insurance for life. It was impossible to say no. When you have performed in recent years in Buffalo, I was always facing a conflict due to my school schedule with rehearsals or performances, or I had a performing gig myself (I play trumpet professionally in several bands.)

I just wanted to say hello and extend wishes for a wonderful Christmas season to you and your family. I hope you will see this!

Merry Christmas,
Paul Wos
Niagara Falls, NY
19 December 2013 08:56am
Hello Colm, I was in the audience last night at the Flato theatre with my husband, who didn't really want to be there, but he loved it and thought you were amazing!

I had never seen you perform, I just heard you voice on the radio and loved it and the passion and feeling you put into songs. We were both amazed at your range of tone and your ability to sing a wide variety of music, and we loved your sense of humour! We were awed at how long you could hold a note! I wish I could remember all the great jokes!

I am from Dublin too and was born in Drimnagh, on Mangerton Road, I am thrilled that you are Irish and I can say someone wonderfully talented came out of Ireland!

Wish you the very best this Christmas, and all the best in the coming year!

Thank you for a delightful evening and a great memory!

Beatrice (maiden name O'Byrne) Cleary
16 December 2013 08:20am
Marcia Nixon |
Thank you for a wonderful concert in Buffalo last night! The evening performance warmed us on a very cold night. "This is the Moment" always brings happy tears because it was played for our first dance together at our wedding in 2010.
11 December 2013 04:48pm
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