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Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Star Vehicle Male
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels

Michael is an actor’s actor. A focused perfectionist, outspoken, stubborn, abrasive and frustrated at where his career hasn’t taken him. Highly intelligent and desperate to do the one thing he loves more than life itself… act. Dorothy Michaels is strong-willed, understanding, and humorous. Slightly coy, slightly vain and completely lovable.

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A2
Julie Nichols

An actor at a crossroad in her life. Focused, self-aware and self-assured. She masks her pain and longs to connect.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Sandy Lester

Michael's ex-girlfriend, now a friend. She’s neurotic, pessimistic, self-deprecating, childish, and easily flummoxed. She makes her anxieties known incredibly loudly and really just wants to be happy.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Max Van Horn

A self-obsessed actor with a limited wit. A firm believer in his own hype who can’t imagine anyone not being attracted to him.

Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Jeff Slater

Michael's roommate. A sardonic realist who lacks the ambition and drive to live up to his potential. The voice of reason that swirls just outside the eye of Michael's chaos. Jeff sees the humor of situations and has no reluctance to point out people’s flaws – even his own.

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Rita Marshall

A levelheaded producer. Experienced and the voice of sanity and reason in a swirling pool of crazy. She is always a beat ahead of everyone and is very New York.

Gender: female
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: F3
Stan Fields

Michael’s overworked agent. Always to the point, he plays the game, but hates it.

Gender: male
Ron Carlisle

An incredibly successful director. He demands respect and is often disrespectful in return.

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

The composer of Juliet's Curse.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

The lyricist of Juliet's Curse.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3