It’s probably fair to assume there are plenty of musical theatre geeks knocking about on Leaky News who are waiting in anticipation for this December’s release of Les Miserables. The film, as you’ll remember, stars Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, and a number of other people we’re all excited to see sing on screen. We can only watch the trailer so many times before we start clamoring for more.
Thankfully for us, the official Les Mis Facebook page pointed us in the direction of Nick Pitera’s latest YouTube medley, “One Man Les Miserables Nick Pitera Medley.” And like all his other covers and medleys, it’s just… stirring? Amazing? I have no words, just feels.
Nick Pitera himself is a vocal tour de force, having gained considerable internet notoriety and a YouTube following for his Part of Your World and A Whole New World covers, not to mention his One Man Disney Movie and Phantom of the Opera Medley. He even did this awesome duet with fellow YouTuber and LeakyCon guest Meghan Tonjes, and of course has charmed audiences at VidCon. And by day (because we live in a world where this voice needs a day job), he’s an animator at Pixar. Amazing. He even posted his senior thesis, which he animated and voiced.
Really, Nick Pitera isn’t news. He’s been around, and if you’re even remotely a Disney fan or YouTube musician aficionado, you know exactly who Nick is. Nick is the sort of vocalist that makes me feel like a hipster when I talk about him. “Oh, you don’t know Nick Pitera? Well, he’s not mainstream so I guess you wouldn’t.” But every single time he posts something new, I’m amazed. And this marries my adoration for Nick with my excitement for Les Mis.
Hopefully this gets you through until we get another trailer. Certainly we’ll see more media closer to Christmas. We’re staying glued to the official Les Mis Movie site, and you can count on us for updates as they come. And special thanks to Alexi Papalexopoulos for use of his awesome Nick Pateria shot. Check out more of Alexi’s photography at APDirector.com!
So what do you guys think? Isn’t Nick just dreamy as all get out? Let us know in the comments!