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A Day With 11-Year-Old Les Misérables Star Gaten Matarazzo

TheaterMania goes backstage with the middle-school-aged Broadway veteran.

Gaten Matarazzo may not get to spend as much time at the beach as he would like, but he's perfectly content with the gig he's got going on 45th Street. The 11-year-old star-in-the-making is currently taking on the hefty role of Gavroche in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables. While his classmates enjoy their summer vacations, he's taking the bus from his home in South Jersey into Manhattan to perform for crowds of eager "Mizzies" — and he wouldn't have it any other way. Take a look as TheaterMania spends a day with the young performer, whose backstage tour is as charismatic as his time behind the footlights.