Musical Characters- The ones from Books

I usually do a lot of list posts, which tends to happen when I don’t have much time to write a post. Another reason comes from not knowing what to write. Most of my list posts belong to songs. This time- what if I listed the characters that are adapted from book to musicals. Not going to include musicals I haven’t seen or if the musical version of them are severely different from who they are in the book. Only exception is Disney.

  1. Scrooge
  2. Tiny Tim
  3. Bob Crachit
  4. Jean Valjean
  5. Javert
  6. Fantine
  7. Cosette
  8. Eponine
  9. Marius
  10. Gavroche
  11. Enjolras
  12. Madame Thenardier
  13. Monsieur Thenardier
  14. Oliver
  15. Nancy
  16. Fagin
  17. Bill Sikes
  18. Artful Dodger
  19. Aladdin
  20. Belle
  21. Beast
  22. Cinderella
  23. Ariel
  24. Elsa
  25. Joesph
  26. Jesus
  27. Mary Lennox (recently, started listening to the songs from Secret Garden)
  28. Dickon
  29. Colin
  30. Mr Cravard
  31. Don Quixote
  32. Sancho Panza
  33. All the Come From Away Characters (haven’t memorized their names)

Why am I struggling with this- I am aware that several musicals were based off of books.

What about you, can you name other characters that transitioned book to musical?

3 thoughts on “Musical Characters- The ones from Books

  1. This is a pretty good list! Other ones that come to mind for me… the characters in the musical Rebecca, which is an adaptation of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Let’s see there’s an A Tale of Two Cities musical, too, that comes to mind. I’m pretty sure there’s also a Little Women musical, but I’ve never really properly listened to it. Jekyll and Hyde and The Hunchback of Notre Dame also comes to mind. I guess that The Sound of Music was also based off of a book–a memoir–so I guess that could also technically count? You came up with quite a list, though! I don’t think I’d be able to come up with that many off the top of my head!


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