EVITA Character List
- Eva Perón: Lead
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano.
Age range: Plays ages 15 through 33
Eva is a beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman, who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26. She must be able to project both toughness and charisma. She is also a woman of few options, who uses her sexuality to build power. The actor playing this role must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control: a legit mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C) who must also be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.
- Che: Lead
Vocal range: Tenor
Age range: 21–35
Che is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. He is a political activist (modelled on the actual Argentine-born Cuban guerilla fighter Che Gueverra but according to the authors, he is only supposed to be representative of all activists). Che is the "narrator" and Greek Chorus of the show. He isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers. He must be an actor/singer who can move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.
- Juan Perón: Lead
Vocal range: Baritone
Age range: 32-50
Juan is an officer in the Argentinean army who rises, driven by his wife Eva, to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. He should be a strong actor and singer who can play both character and leading roles. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.
- Agustin Magaldi: Featured (doubles as ensemble)
Vocal range: Tenor
Age range: 30-40
Migaldi is a tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. He is a charming loser who never quite made it. He has the first big number in the show, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, and sets up the world in which Eva exists by establishing a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential. He will also appear in the ensemble. He should be able to portray a Latin American “personality” type with a feel that needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time. Sings high tenor High G.
- Perón's Mistress: Featured (doubles as ensemble)
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano
Age range: 16-21
The Mistress is a very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young woman who plays Juan Peron’s teenaged Mistress. She is "dismissed” out of Peron’s life by his future wife, Eva. The Mistress ponders the rejection during her featured song, Another Suitcase in Another Hall. She will also appear in the ensemble. She must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E.
Vocal range: All ranges
Age range: All ages
For the men, women and children of Argentina, we are seeking a broad range of males and females of any ethnicity from late teens to 70s. All must have excellent singing voices in all ranges and must be able to sing in excellent harmony. All must understand the Latin temperament even if they don’t fit into the “look.” The ensemble will double in all other roles from Generals to peasants. Strong movement ability a plus. Understudies for the principal roles of EVA, CHE and possibly JUAN will be assigned from the ensemble.