Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ethnic Roles
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Christopher Scott
A young, American G.I. sergeant about to leave Saigon to return to America who unexpectedly falls in love with Kim. He is married to Ellen and is a tormented soul.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Kim
A young and naive, but strong-willed Vietnamese girl who becomes Chris' lover. She is an orphan and has been forced to work at a local club.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
The Engineer
The owner of the "Dreamland" club. He is half-Vietnamese and half-French. Sleazy and ruthless.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
John Thomas
Chris' best friend and an American G.I. who later becomes an activiist.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Gigi Van Tranh
A hardened, disillusioned Saigon stripper who was initially voted "Miss Saigon." She dreams of a better life in America.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Thuy
A Vietnamese military leader with the Communist government, Kim has been promised to him as his betrothed. An imposing figure who is aggressive, unpredictable, and intensely anti-American.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Ellen Scott
Chris' sensible American wife, who struggles to connect with her husband and find the truth.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Tam
Kim and Chris' Eurasian son. Can be played by a girl, if necessary.
Gender: male
Age: 4 to 6
Ensemble
Club Girls; Hustlers; Marines; Tourists; Soldiers; Vendors