ANNIE CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Principal Roles
Annie: Annie is a tough, streetwise urchin who is an energetic and optimistic orphan girl, looking for her parents, who never gives up hope that better days are ahead. Although she is at times aggressive or crafty, there is no doubt that Annie is a friendly and caring girl.
Voice: Soprano (A3-G5)
Dance: Good Dancer
Character Age: Must look 11-13
Scenes 12 Lines 138 Songs 10

Oliver Warbucks: Warbucks is a powerful, self-assured billionaire who always has his mind on business. While sometimes gruff and abrupt he has a kind heart. At first he is awkwardly affectionate toward Annie but he soon finds himself completely charmed by her.
Voice: Baritone (A3-D5)
Dance: Minimal
Character Age: 40-60
Scenes 8 Lines 158 Songs 7

Grace Farrell: Grace is the loyal private secretary to Oliver Warbucks. She is mature, calm, and classy and has feelings for Warbucks but tries not to show them. She is businesslike when dealing with others, but maternal toward Annie.
Voice: Soprano (D4-G5)
Dance: Good Dancer
Character Age: 25-38
Scenes 8 Lines 99 Songs 5

Miss Hannigan: Hannigan is the alcoholic orphanage matron who is Annie’s nemesis. Her distaste for her job and the children is obvious in every move she makes and every line she delivers. She is very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Voice: Alto (G3-D5)
Dance: Minimal
Character Age: 35-50
Scenes 6 Lines 96 Songs 3

Supporting Roles

Rooster Hannigan: Rooster is Miss Hannigan’s despicable brother. He is flashy and self-assured. His “moves” are as smooth as a gambler’s: sly and deceiving. He and Lily are a comedic team.
Voice: Tenor (B2-G4)
Dance: Good Dancer
Character Age: 25-45
Scenes 4 Lines 48 Songs 2

Lily St. Regis: Lily is Rooster’s floozy, airhead girlfriend. She is always distracted, although she manages to pick-up on any conversation involving money.
Voice: Alto (Bb3-Bb4)
Dance: Good Dancer
Character Age: 25-35
Scenes 4 Lines 24 Songs 2

Featured Roles

The Orphans: The orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. They are mischievous, have fun together, and can engage in sibling-like fights. When they sing together their range is B3 to F5. All the orphans will have to be able to move well and dance with several pieces that will be choreographed.

Molly: Molly is the youngest orphan.
Voice: Soprano (A3-B4)
Character Age: 8 to play 6-8
Scenes 4 Lines 21 Songs 3

Pepper: Pepper is the toughest orphan in the orphanage.
Voice: Soprano (C4-Bb4)
Character Age: 12-14
Scenes 4 Lines 18 Songs 3

Duffy: Duffy is the oldest girl in the orphanage.
Voice: Soprano (C4-D5)
Character Age: 13-15
Scenes 4 Lines 21 Songs 3

Kate: Kate is next to the littlest orphan in the orphanage.
Voice: Soprano (C4-C5)
Character Age: 8-10
Scenes 4 Lines 11 Songs 3

July: July is the quietest orphan.
Voice: Soprano (A3-B4)
Character Age: 12-14
Scenes 4 Lines 10 Songs 3

Tessie: Tessie is the crybaby in the orphanage
Voice: Soprano (A3-B4)
Character Age: 10-12
Scenes 4 Lines 17 Songs 3

Additional Orphans: There will be other orphans that will sing, act and dance.

Other Featured Roles:

F. D. Roosevelt: President of the United States, author of The New Deal. He is always in a wheelchair and takes a liking to Annie and her optimism.
Voice: Baritone (D#4-F5)
Dance: No Dance
Character Age: 50-65
Scenes 3 Lines 35 Songs 2

Drake: Drake is the head butler and friend of Warbucks in his home.
Voice: Baritone (D#4-F5)
Dance: Some Dance
Character Age: 30-65
Scenes 5 Lines 31 Songs 4

Bert Healy: Bert is the host of the NBC Radio Show. He is the ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting the search for her birth parents.
Voice: Tenor (E4-G5)
Dance: No Dance
Character Age: 30-45
Scenes 1 Lines 13 Songs 1

Sandy: Sandy is the stray dog that Annie adopts. No lines or solos.

Special Individual/Ensemble Roles

Annie is a LARGE ensemble show. There are four ensemble/choruses in the show. People will be cast and double cast in multiple roles and ensembles. Most double roles require singing, acting, and dance. We have the Hooverville Ensemble, the Servant Ensemble, and the NYC Ensemble, as well as the Orphanage Ensemble (mostly the girls listed above). Hooverville Ensemble and the NYC Ensemble may also contain some boys.

Bundles McCloskey – The laundryman who serves the orphanage. He has an innocent, flirtatious relationship
with Miss Hannigan. (Age 30-60)
Apple Seller – Gives Annie an apple on the street.
Dog Catcher – The person who captures stray dogs on the streets of New York.
Asst. Dog Catcher
Lt. Ward, Policeman
Policeman – Ward’s police partner
Eddie – Hooverville resident
Sophie – One of the leaders of Hooverville (Alto)
Man 1-4 (Names will come later) – Homeless and jobless people who live in shanty towns.
Woman 1-4 (Names will come later) – Homeless and jobless people who live in shanty towns.
Mrs. Greer – The head housekeeper for Warbucks
Cecille – A French maid
Annette – A French maid
Mrs. Pugh – The Chef
Man Servants
Chauffer – Warbucks chauffer
Star-to-be – A new-coming star who has just arrived in NYC to perform on Broadway. (Age 16-25) (Mezzo)
Usherette – For the Roxy Theater
Jimmy Johnson – A silly radio personality on the Bert Healy Show
Fred McCracken and Wacky – Fred is the puppeteer and Wacky is his puppet on the Bert Healy Show.
The Boylan Sisters – Connie, Ronnie, and Bonnie are the trio that stars in the Bert Healy Show (SSA)
Louis Howe – Roosevelt’s personal assistant (Age 30-60)
Harold Ickes – One of Roosevelt’s cabinet members (Age 30-60)
Frances Perkins – One of Roosevelt’s cabinet members (Age 30-60)
Cordell Hull – One of Roosevelt’s cabinet members (Age 30-60)
Henry Morganthau – One of Roosevelt’s cabinet members (Age 30-60)
Judge Brandise – The judge who Warbucks hires to hold the adoption of Annie