Disney’s Newsies Character Breakdown

Newsies Cast Breakdown

Jack Kelly

Leader of the newsies. Gender: male Age: 16 to 20. Tenor

Crutchie

A newsie with a bum leg. Gender: male Age: 13 to 17. Tenor

Race/Citizen of NYC

A newsie with a penchant for betting. Gender: male Age: 13 to 20. Tenor

Albert/Citizen of NYC/Bill

A newsie/ Bill, the son of William Randolph Hearst.  Gender: male Age: 10 to 20. Tenor

Specs/Citizen of NYC

A newsie. Gender: male Age: 10 to 20. Tenor

Henry/Citizen of NYC

A newsie. Gender: male Age: 10 to 20. Tenor

Finch/Citizen of NYC

A newsie. Gender: male Age: 10 to 20. Tenor

Elmer/Citizen of NYC

A newsie. Gender: male Age: 10 to 20. Tenor

Romeo/Citizen of NYC

A newsie. Gender: male Age: 10 to 20.

Mush/Citizen of NYC

A newsie. Gender Male. Age: 10 to 20 Tenor

Darcy/Citizen of NYC

Upper-class son of a publisher. Gender: male Age: 20 to 25.

Katherine Plummer
Female, 17 – 22 years old, Caucasian. The strong willed daughter of Pulitzer. This young lady drips smarts, opinions and confidence. A young Katherine Hepburn or Ellen Page. This damsel needs no prince to save her. Mezzo-Soprano

Morris Delancey/Citizen of NYC

Heavy in charge of keeping peace at The World’s distribution window. Gender: male Age: 15 to 20.

Oscar Delancey/Citizen of NYC

Morris’s equally tough brother. Gender: male Age: 15 to 20. Spoken

Wiesel/Citizen of NYC/Jacobi/Mayor

Runs the distribution window of The World/ Owner of the deli/Mayor of NYC Gender: male Age: 35 to 50. Spoken

Davey Jacobs

A new newsie, more bookish than Jack. Gender: male Age: 15 to 20. Tenor

Les Jacobs

Davey’s fearless younger brother. Gender: male Age: 10 to 15. Tenor

Joseph Pulitzer

Publisher of The World, a no-nonsense businessman. Gender: male Age: 35 to 50. Baritone

Seitz/Cop/Citizen of NYC

Pulitzer’s editor. Gender: male Age: 35 to 50

Bunsen/Stage Manager/Cop – Pulitzer’s bookkeeper. / A stage manager at Medda Larkin’s theater. Gender: male Age: 25 to 55.

Hannah/Citizen of NYC/Nun/Bowery Beauty

Pulitzer’s secretary. Gender: female Age: 20 to 40.

Snyder/Photograper/Citizen of NYC

Warden of The Refuge; a frightening, spidery and sinister man. Gender: male Age: 45 to 65. Spoken

Medda Larkin/Nun

A vaudeville star, owns her own theater. Gender: female Age: 25 to 45. Mezzo-Soprano

Spot Conlon/Citizen of NYC/Scab

Leader of the Brooklyn Newsies. Gender: male Age: 17 to 20. Tenor

Governor Teddy Roosevelt/ Nunzio /Citizen of NYC

Governor of NY/A barber Gender: male Age: 50 to 65.

Nun/Bowery Beauty//Citizen of NYC

Gender: female Age: 20 to 40.

Scab/Jersey/Citizen of NYC

Gender: male Age: 17 to 20. Tenor

Scab/Citizen of NYC

Gender: male Age: 17 to 20. Tenor

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Age ranges are approximate to characters but may not reflect actual age of the actor.