Len Cariou
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"Leonard Joseph "Len" Cariou" is a Canadians/Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd in the original cast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical)/Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He currently plays the patriarch, Henry Reagan, NYPD Police Commissioner (retired), in the multi-generational television series Blue Bloods (TV series)/Blue Bloods on CBS.

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I said, 'Fine.' I was amused by that 'Oh, by the way,'.

[Many people in the theater business attended that first preview on Feb. 6, 1979.] A lot of them said it was too bad, but it wasn't going to work, ... And I was really disappointed that especially actors gave it no chance.

But we proved them wrong.

When we did the first preview, we weren't ready. We hadn't teched the show.

I thought, 'It's a pretty grisly story, but if he makes a really romantic kind of score it might work,' ... But God knows why that subject matter would speak a musical to him. It's still beyond, I think, most people's comprehension.

It brought the place to its feet.