Alain Boublil's first musical, La Revolution Française (1973), marked the start of his collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg. His idea of writing Les Misérables brought them together again in 1978 and the French show opened in Paris in September 1980.
In 1983 Boublil met the producer Cameron Mackintosh and made his first entry into West End in London with Abbacadabra, a musical based on ABBA songs.
1985 he and Schönberg opened the English version of Les Misérables in London, where it's still running. The New York production of Les Misérables won him two Tony Awards in 1987 for Best Score and Best Book and a Grammy in 1988 for The Best Original Broadway Cast Recording.
Alain Boublil's next work was Miss Saigon, opened in September 1989 in London, soon followed on Broadway and many other cities around the world.
Martin Guerre is Boublil's and Schönberg's newest work. It opened in London at the Prince Edward Theatre in July 1996.
Claude-Michel Schönberg is a successful record producer and songwriter. He began collaborate with Alain Boublil in 1973, writing La Revolution Française. Schönberg played King Louis XVI in that production. In 1974, he recorded an album, singing his own compositions and lyrics, which included the number one hit single Le Premier Pas.
In 1980, after two years' work on the score, Les Misérables opened in Paris, where it was seen by more than half a million people. The recording was awarded two gold discs in 1981.
In 1983 Schönberg produced an opera album in Paris with Julia-Mignes Johnson and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Schönberg has been involved with all the castings of Les Misérables around the world. In 1987 he received two Tony Awards for the Broadway production of Les Misérables.
Again with Alain Boublil he created Miss Saigon, which opened in the West End 1989 and later opened on Broadway, in Tokyo, Toronto, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, and others.
Claude-Michel Schönberg's latest work (again with Boublil) is the musical Martin Guerre, which opened in London in July 1996.