All of the cast except for Man in Chair, Janet, Robert and the Chaperone will help to make up the ensemble at various points in the show.

  • Man in Chair: Lead
    Vocal range: Baritone
    Age range: 30-60
    The Man In Chair is the narrator and host for the show. He is essentially a neurotic shut-in but he is truly happy listening to his collection of soundtracks from classic Broadway shows. This is the only principal character that is not a stock character from 1920's musicals, and his mannerisms should be funny and charming but also realistic.

  • Janet Van de Graaff: Lead
    Vocal range: Alto with big belt (G3-E5)
    Age range: 30s
    The star of Feldzieg’s Follies is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. An attractive, vivacious, outgoing personality, she loves being the center of attention and is the consummate 1920s starlet. Strong movement required and some "special skills" (acrobatics, juggling, playing an instrument, etc.) are a real plus.

  • Robert Martin: Lead
    Vocal range: Tenor (C3-Ab4)
    Age range: 30s-40s
    Robert is the groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet. He is the token 1920s leading man – debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic. He must be able to tap dance and roller skate.

  • The Drowsy Chaperone: Lead
    Vocal range: Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)
    Age range: 40s-50s
    The Chaperone is Janet’s alcoholic confidante. She is care-free, often because she is drunk. An experienced “woman of the world” who couldn’t care less what the world think, she is also a melodramatic diva to be reckoned with who gleefully chews the scenery and steals just about every scene she is in. Think Liza Minnelli meets Tallulah Bankhead.

  • Adolpho: Featured
    Vocal range: Bass/baritone and strong falsetto (A#2-G4)
    Age range: 40s-50s
    Aldolpho believes he is the quintessential Latin lothario. He is a womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. He is confident and vigorous, but also a complete buffoon. Vaudeville-style acting and highly exaggerated fake Spanish/Italian accent are required. He should have great comic timing.

  • Mrs. Tottendale: Featured
    Vocal range: Alto character voice (G3-Db5)
    Age range: 40s-60s
    A wealthy widow and host of the wedding, Mrs. Tottendale is flighty, eccentric, often forgetful, and very very funny. She is absolutely charming and bubbly and completely oblivious to the confusion her behavior generates in other people.

  • Underling: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
    Age range: 50s-60s
    Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant, Underling is stoic, dry-humored and very sarcastic. A cross between Arthur Treacher and Niles the butler from The Nanny.

  • Mr. Feldzieg: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
    Age range: 50s-60s
    Feldzieg is the harried producer who will do anything to stop the wedding in order to keep Janet in the Follies. He is nervous, sarcastic, impatient, overbearing, and insensitive.

  • Kitty: Featured
    Vocal range: Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
    Age range: 20s-30s
    Kitty is the epitome of the 1920s "dumb blonde" chorus girl. She is Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. She's a cross between Norma Cassady from Victor Victoria and Lena Lamont from Singin’ in the Rain.

  • George: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor (F3-Bb4)
    Age range: 30s-40s
    George is Robert’s incredibly anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and very VERY nervous. He makes looking out for Robert’s interests his top priority so that the wedding will come off without a hitch. He must be able to tap.

  • Gangsters: Featured
    Vocal range: Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
    Age range: 30s-60s
    The two jovial gangsters who pose as pastry chefs are typical 1920s Broadway gangsters full of word play and stylized movements. Good comic timing and dancing skills are definitely required.

  • Trix the Aviatrix: Featured
    Vocal range: Alto (Ab3-Eb5)
    Age range: 30s-50s
    Trix ia a brave and intrepid female aviator. She is sassy, sleek and a take charge kind of gal. (In the original production, Trix is African-American).