So here's the rest of my OBC vs TAC comparison which somehow becomes OLC vs OBC vs TAC, lol.
Marius --> TAC no contest
Oh my God OBC Marius, you sing as if you are a ghost!
Why isn't anybody complaining about him? It's really unfair that Terrence alone receives all the criticism.
He's surprisingly acceptable when he's with Cosette, but ABC Cafe and ECAET are just painful to listen to...
In TAC, Marius' part in Cafe is adorable beyond description. Just look at Michael Ball's face when he sings "had you been there tonight you might know how it feels...what was wrong seemed right". Best Marius moment of TAC imo.
Thenardiers --> definitely TAC
I was really serious when I said in my previous post that Master of the House became one of my favorite LM songs after watching TAC. I've never seen another Thenardier couple whose acting is anywhere close to TAC level.
Fantine --> TAC
In fact I haven't seen any musical Fantine that I like. Most of Fantines just don't appear miserable enough to me. But TAC Fantine (forget her name) has a beautiful voice, in fact the most incredibly beautiful voice among all Fantines I've listened to. This alone is enough to win my vote for her. However she looks more like a heavenly being than the poor young lady Fantine. And OBC Fantine...well she's like many other Fantines who are trying very hard to be miserable but just can't convince me. I'm very picky about musical Fantine, I know...
Cosette --> OLC! *gunshot* I'm (not) sorry.
Actually I think Judy is miscast as Cosette. When I watched TAC I thought she was too old for that role. And now I listened to OBC where she was 8 years younger, but she still sounded too old to be a convincing Cosette. Come on, even the grown up Cosette is like only 17 years old in the book. She shouldn't sound as old as Fantine in the show! Rebecca on the other hand is absolutely adorable. Her voice is better than Judy's. And I really love "I saw him once" which only exists in OLC (I would be really haply if someone can tell me that it's not true). I don't know why it got cut. Now the grown up Cosette doesn't even have her solo song while Éponine does, which is really unfair. So my vote goes to OLC.