Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Mainly Men
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Louis Lippman
Secretary of Agriculture. Knows nothing about agriculture. Southern. Talkative, with a put-upon air of self-import. Bit of a lush.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Francis X. Gilhooley
Secretary of the Navy. Uneasy, but stern. Always second-guessing and worried about the committee's plans. Quick to dramatic decisions and action.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Matthew Arnold Fulton
Chairman of the committee. Confident, unyielding, and gruff. A good public speaker. Smooth and slightly arrogant. Maintains the political party as his top priority, even when it pains him.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 65
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Senator Robert E. Lyons
Senator from the South. A Southern gentleman. Often paints on an insincere smile, and is more cutthroat than he first appears.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 65
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Senator Carver Jones
Senator from the West. Unsentimental. A man who simply does what he has to do in any given situation.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Alexander Throttlebottom
Vice-Presidential candidate. Not passive, but always seems to get looked over and/or forgotten. Knows nothing about government. A cog in the committee's plan to put Wintergreen in office.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
John P. Wintergreen
A gambler and forgetful, but good-hearted. An old-fashioned man's man. Strong-willed and willing to do whatever work is necessary to maintain his presidency. Loves his wife wholeheartedly.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Sam Jenkins
Wintergreen's private secretary. Respectful. Jovial. Always there to do the President's bidding and to act as a sort of unofficial advisor.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Diana Devereaux
A Southern belle with a sharp twang. Flirtatious and talkative. Prone to extreme emotions. Distraught.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 28
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Mary Turner
A strong-willed workingwoman. Can hold down a job and a household. Charming. Intelligent. Feminine. Loves her husband and will do whatever necessary to defend him.
Gender: female
Age: 22 to 30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Miss Benson
Mary's private secretary and a secretary for Wintergreen as well. A kind, smart woman with a chipper, sunny disposition. Also serves as Mary's midwife.
Gender: female
Age: 22 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
The French Ambassador
A man of all business who comes to the White House to inform Wintergreen and the committee that France stands behind Diana's lawsuit. Blunt, even when he is just the messenger.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Ensemble
Photographers; Policemen; Supreme Court Justices; Secretaries; Sightseers; Newspapermen; Senators; Flunkeys; Guests