Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Large 21 And Up
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Heavy

Character Breakdown

Jack Kelly

Leader of the newsies. 

Gender: male
Age: 16 to 20
Crutchie

A newsie with a bum leg. 

Gender: male
Age: 13 to 17
Race

A newsie with a penchant for betting. 

Gender: male
Age: 13 to 20
Albert

A newsie. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 20
Specs

A newsie. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 20
Henry

A newsie. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 20
Finch

A newsie. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 20
Elmer

A newsie. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 20
Romeo

A newsie. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 20
Mush

A newsie. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 20
Katherine Plumber

A feisty young reporter. 

Gender: female
Age: 17 to 20
Darcy

Upper-class son of a publisher. 

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Morris Delancey

Heavy in charge of keeping peace at The World's distribution window. 

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Oscar Delancey

Morris's equally tough brother. 

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Wiesel

Runs the distribution window of The World. 

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Davey

A new newsie, more bookish than Jack. 

Gender: male
Age: 15 to 20
Les

Davey's fearless younger brother. 

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Joseph Pulitzer

Publisher of The World, a no-nonsense businessman. 

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Seitz

Pulitzer's editor. 

Bunsen

Pulitzer's bookkeeper. 

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 50
Hannah

Pulitzer's secretary. 

Gender: female
Age: 20 to 40
Nunzio

A barber. 

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 50
Snyder

Warden of The Refuge; a frightening, spidery and sinister man. 

Gender: male
Age: 45 to 65
Medda Larkin

A vaudeville star, owns her own theater. 

Gender: female
Age: 25 to 45
Stage Manager

A stage manager at Medda Larkin's theater. 

Gender: male
Age: 25 to 55
The Bowery Beauties

Showgirls at Medda's theater. 

Gender: female
Age: 18 to 30
Mr. Jacobi

Owner of the deli. 

Gender: male
Age: 35 to 55
Mayor

The Mayor of New York City. 

Gender: male
Age: 45 to 60
Spot Conlon

Leader of the Brooklyn Newsies. 

Gender: male
Age: 17 to 20
Bill

The son of William Randolph Hearst. 

Gender: male
Age: 17 to 25
Governor Teddy Roosevelt

Governor Teddy Roosevelt.

Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Ensemble

Citizens of New York. 

Gender: both