Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Actor 1
Cole Porter: Yearns for career success and is weary of growing old. The life of the party. Elfin, rich, and eternally youthful. A lush who loves and revels in fame and fortune.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Actor 2
Paul: Cole's caretaker and nurse after he is crippled. Obedient and polite. Young and attractive.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Actor 3
Clifton: A humorously cynical friend of Cole's and an actor in Cole's first Broadway show. George Kaufman: The famous playwright. Grumpy and anxious. Sam Katz: A crass Hollywood movie producer at MGM. Noel Coward: Famous playwright of the time and as much of a lush as Cole. He is good friends with Cole. Sophisticated and classy.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Actor 4
A photographer, theatergoer, and party guest.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Actor 5
Moss Hart: A young composer who becomes a lifelong friend of Cole Porter. Not shy, but certainly more reserved than the others.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Actor 6
Monty: Cole's old friend from college. Loves to be the star of the party. Goetz: A theatre producer from New York who enlists Cole to write music for a new show.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Waiter
A young and attractive waiter, he appears throughout the entirety of the revue serving the many party guests.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Actress 1
Elsa: A plump, brassy, staunch force to be reckoned with. She is quick-witted. Huge supporter of Cole and his career. Ethel Merman: The infamous Broadway belter with a big personality and an even bigger voice. Feisty, sharp, and firm.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Actress 2
Irene Castle, a party guest, and a theatergoer.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Actress 3
Sara: A cynical friend of Cole's in the early days in Paris. She dislikes Linda. Hedda Hopper: The nosey, blabber-mouthed Hollywood gossip columnist. Friendly and insincere. Bella: A charming, but tough as nails, producer who insists that Cole write the music to her new Broadway play.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Actress 4
Linda: A rich Southern belle and socialite who falls in love and marries Cole. She is strong and can hold her own. Naturally beautiful and sophisticated.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Actress 5
Bricktop: A delightful, young black actress and singer who Cole befriends. She is very talented and passionate about life.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G6
Vocal range bottom: G3
Actress 6
A Hollywood starlet, ballet dancer, and partygoer.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3