Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: None

Character Breakdown

Booker T. Washington
Incredibly intelligent social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives.
Gender: male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Coalhouse Walker Jr.
A proud and talented pianist. He is sophisticated, with a romantic demeanor and gentle heart though an intimidating build. African-American.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Emma Goldman
Social activist. With an unapologetically demanding presence, she is a leader and powerful woman. Russian-American.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Evelyn Nesbit
Beautiful vaudeville performer. Thrust into the limelight after the high profile murder of her lover, the entire world is her stage.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Father
Mother's professionally successful husband. Fancying himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Grandfather
Mother's very conservative father. He is a retired professor and easily irritated by nearly everything.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 70
Harry Houdini
The famous magician. With dark features and notable physical ability, he stands as a symbol of the 'American Dream.' Hungarian-American.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Little Boy
Mother and Father's son. He is open-hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgement on others.
Gender: male
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Little Girl
Tateh's daughter. A confused and vulnerable child in a brand-new home, she is guarded and shy. Loves her father very much. Latvian-American.
Gender: female
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: C4
Mother
The consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, and graceful. She is accepting of others.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Sarah
Washwoman. Sarah is beautiful and filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit. Falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after much resistance. African-American.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Tateh
The haggard artist and father. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve, but remains optimistic. Full of genuine drive and heart. Latvian-American.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Younger Brother
Mother's younger brother. With his wiry frame and obsessive personality, he is an erratic soul. Influenced greatly by Goldman's teachings.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ensemble
Baseball Fans; Coalhouse Supporters; Firemen; Harlem Citizens, Immigrants To America; New Rochelle Citizens; Reporters; Vacationers