Casting

Casting

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

Character Breakdown

Millie Dillmount
A spunky, modern woman trying to make it in New York City. She falls in love with Jimmy. Our story's protagonist.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Jimmy Smith
A suave city slicker who unexpectedly becomes the story's hero. He falls in love with Millie.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Mrs. Meers
A former actress turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants.
Gender: female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Miss Dorothy Brown
A naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie's roommate and confidant.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ching Ho
A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in chinese.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Bun Foo
A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in chinese.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Miss Flannery
An uptight, stern office manager. She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Trevor Graydon
An executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious, and secretly romantic.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Muzzy Van Hossmere

A glamorous actress and singer at a night club. She becomes Millie's friend and mentor.

*It is the authors' preference that, for thematic reasons, the role of Muzzy be played by an actress of color as an African-American character.  Within an American context, Muzzy being African-American resonates very differently than her being caucasian because show business was traditionally one of the only ways an African American could circumvent the worst of racism and embark on the same kind of self-reinvention that Millie is attempting -- and, in 1922, there were limited avenues for that trajectory available to African-Americans.  That said, from a narrative perspective, the story can be told no matter what the race of the actress playing Muzzy, so if your talent pool doesn't include a qualified actress of color, cast another kind of actress.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Ensemble
Moderns; Stenographers; Hotel Priscilla Girls; Muzzy's Boys