Protagonists of Musicals

Here is a list of what I think some protagonists in musicals are. I will only use characters that I love or like. It is challenging if a musical actually has not one, but two (which is true sometimes).

  1. Elphaba
  2. Glinda- yes, there are two protagonists in Wicked
  3. Jean Valjean
  4. Christine
  5. Aladdin
  6. Belle
  7. Simba
  8. Elsa- even Frozen does the double protagonist
  9. Anna
  10. Jack Kelly
  11. Annie
  12. Oliver
  13. Pippin
  14. Harold Hill
  15. Curly
  16. Nellie
  17. Tevye
  18. Mark- I think Rent has two
  19. Roger
  20. Miguel De Cervantes/Don Quixote- yes, I said two; but you will understand after you see Man of La Mancha
  21. Kim

I find it incredible how varied these protagonists are. They live in different time periods; places; and have different lives. Some are comic; some are tragic; some are romantic; and others are tragicomic characters. They have different personality traits and respond to their lives differently.

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