Age 11. Spunky, tough, street-wise kid. Sometimes aggressive. Independent, crafty, needy,motherly, friendly, caring. Will go to any extent to gain the love of a family to which she can belong. Strong vocally and strong actress.
LEAD ORPHANS (Must have the ability to have mischievous fun with one another)
MOLLY, age 6. Tiniest. Frightened (looks to Annie for mothering.)
KATE, age 7. Next smallest
TESSIE, age 10. Most emotional. Cries or laughs easily. Her phrase is “O, my
goodness, O, my goodness.”
PEPPER, age 12. Toughest. Stands up for herself and defends everyone.
JULY, age 13. Quietest.
DUFFY, age 13. Tallest, most mature.
The villainous director of the orphanage. Must play comedy well. More mature voice. Has to change character from being mean to falsely loving in a split second. Likes to think of herself as a diva. Loves to flirt.
Laundry man. Character actor. Flirts with Miss Hannigan.
APPLE SELLER, DOG CATCHER
No solo singing but dialogue with ANNIE.
Male dog which can be played by a tiny male or female student. Sings.
Lt. WARD (Policeman) – No solo singing.
Attractive, classy, tall, well-dressed. Private secretary to OLIVERWARBUCKS. More legit voice.
Middle-aged billionaire. Self-assured and confident. Posture, walk and speech patterns have to be more mature. Completely charmed by ANNIE.
MANSION STAFF (all must be strong singers)
English butler. Head servant. Ideally, should be tall enough to carry ANNIE.
CECILLE & ANNETTE
French maids. Could be dancers in addition to singers.
MRS. GREER – Head housekeeper.
MRS. PUGH (pronounced “pew”) – Cook.
STAR-TO-BE – Solo in NYC.
USHERETTES – Small solos in NYC
MRS. HANNIGAN’s brother. Flashy. Self-assured. Moves smoothly in a gangster way. Wide vocal range. Must be able to play off of LILY. They are a team. Comedy role with Brooklyn accent.
LILY ST. REGIS
ROOSTER’s girlfriend. Airhead. Looking good and money are all that matter to her. Also wide vocal range. Comedy role with Brooklyn accent.
Head of the Oxydent radio show. He’s a scene-stealer. Has to be number one.
BERT HEALY’S GIRLS
Three harmonizing voices on his radio show.
Has to have professional sounding speaking voice and manner
SOUND EFFECTS MAN
Be able to handle old-fashioned sound effects props. Comedian.
Radio Announcer and Sound Effect Man could be played by one or two people
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
Must look mature, be comfortable in a wheelchair and be able to imitate President Roosevelt’s voice and mannerisms.
LOUIS HOWE – FDR’s assistant.
OTHER NEEDED CHARACTERS: CHAUFFER, SERVANTS, ORPHANS, NEW YORKERS & A PARADE OF NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CHARACTERS ON TIMES SQUARE, THE “CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD.”
in: MMS Musical