Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Deacon
A seedy old man hired by Tommy to take pictures. He is willing to do anything for greed and lacks a moral conscience.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 70
Ellington Dupont Smythe The Second
Laura's elegant suitor. Wealthy, proper, and rather dull.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Frye
A plains clothes detective and a regular at Clark's Tavern in the Tenderloin. Corrupt, jovial, and a little daft.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D#3
Gertie
A dreamy and vivacious prostitute. She flaunts her flirty nature to make a lot of money.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Jessica Havemeyer
Laura's friend and the clerk at the church Parish House. Book-smart, skittish, meek.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Joe Kovack
The farmer who has made an instant fortune by discovering cole on his farm. A frequent church-goer, he is haunted by his trip to the Tenderloin. He falls for Nita.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Laura Crosbie
A pretty, smart society girl. She falls for Tommy against her better judgement and her wealthy uncle's protests.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Martin
The church choirmaster. Rigid and prudish, he disapproves of Tommy's antics in the choir.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 60
Vocal range top: B3
Vocal range bottom: B2
Nita
The sassy, earthy immigrant beauty of the Tenderloin. She dreams of leaving prostitution and finds her way out when she falls in love with Joe Kovack.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Purdy
A prosperous businessman and rigid follower of Reverend Brock, he looks down on any sinful activities and unkempt individuals. Laura's wealthy uncle.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Reverend Brock
A pious and idealistic old preacher. His undying ambition to bring down the Tenderloin creates a wave of scandal in every corner of the city. He believes all people are naturally good, which makes him one of Tom's closest companions.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 70
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Schmidt
The corrupt police lieutenant. He understands that the city is dependent upon its underground dealings. A somewhat slimy character who plays the stern role in the company of certain men.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Tommy Howatt
A slick and ambitious reporter. He is determined, ruthless, and will do anything to climb the ladder of success. He craftily navigates between a singing career in the Tenderloin, a friendship with Reverend Brock, and a budding relationship with Laura.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Ensemble
Derelicts; Prostitutes (Pearl, Maggie, Nellie, Liz, Margie); Drunks; Pickpockets; Stalwarts; Cops