Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Mrs. Walker
A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy's mother and Captain Walker's wife.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: G3
Captain Walker
A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife's lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy's trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Uncle Ernie
A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children's camp seeking to profit from Tommy's popularity. Mrs. Walker's brother and Tommy's uncle.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Tommy/narrator
An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker's son.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Cousin Kevin
A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they're young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy's success.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Gypsy
A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy's parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
The Specialist
A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy's parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G#3
Sally Simpson
A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Ensemble
Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads And Lasses; Guards; Reporters