Fictional Characters from Plays and Musicals

These lists are comprised of some of the most recognizable names from fictional stage plays and musicals.
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The date is the year the play was first published.

NameYearPlayOther Names
Sir Anthony Absolute1775The Rivals
Captain Jack Absolute1775The Rivals(Beverley)
Bob Acres1775The Rivals
Tommy Albright1947Brigadoon
Amaryllis1957The Music Man
Antonio1596The Merchant of Venice
Arielc. 1610The Tempest
Amalia Balash1963She Loves Me
Beatricec. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
Benedickc. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
Benvolio1595Romeo and Juliet
Billy Bigelow1945Carousel
Louise Bigelow1945Carousel
Meg Brockie1947Brigadoon
Cecily Cardew1895The Importance of Being Earnest
Ado Annie Carnes1930; 1943Green Grow the Lilacs; Oklahoma!
Claudia2006Lestat
Claudioc. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
King Claudiusc. 1599Hamlet
Cordeliac. 1605King Lear
Charlie Dalrymple1947Brigadoon
Wendy Darling1904Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up
Demetrius1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Desdemonac. 1603Othello
Maxim de Winter2006Rebecca
Tommy Djilas1957The Music Man
Eliza Doolittle1912; 1956Pygmalion; My Fair Lady
Jeff Douglas1947Brigadoon
Blanche DuBois1947A Streetcar Named Desire
Edmundc. 1605King Lear
Elisabeth of Austria1992Elisabeth
Freddy Eynsford-Hill1912; 1956Pygmalion; My Fair Lady
The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax1895The Importance of Being Earnest
Fantine1980Les Misérables
Cosette Fauchelevant1980Les Misérables
Nettie Fowler1945Carousel
Franz Joseph I1992Elisabeth
Queen Gertrudec. 1599Hamlet
Alexandra Giddens1939The Little Foxes
Gonerilc. 1605King Lear
Prince Hamletc. 1599Hamlet
Helena1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hermia1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Heroc. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
Henry Higgins1912; 1956Pygmalion; My Fair Lady
Professor Harold Hill1957The Music Man
Inspector Javert1980Les Misérables
Julie Jordan1945Carousel
Don Juan; Don Giovanni1630; 1665; 1787El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra; Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre; Don Giovanni; Don Giovanni Tenorio
Juliet1595Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar1599Julius Caesar
Stephen Kodaly1963She Loves Me
Stanley Kowalski1947A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella Kowalski1947A Streetcar Named Desire
Lydia Languish1775The Rivals
Arpad Laszlo1963She Loves Me
Friar Laurence1595Romeo and Juliet
King Learc. 1605King Lear
Luigi Lucheni1992Elisabeth
Lysander1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lady Macbeth1606Macbeth
Macbeth1606Macbeth
Macduff1606Macbeth
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn1957The Music Man
Fiona MacLaren1947Brigadoon
Jean MacLaren1947Brigadoon
Marcus Junius Brutus1599Julius Caesar
Mark Antony1599Julius Caesar
Curly McClain; Curly McLain1930; 1943Green Grow the Lilacs; Oklahoma!(McLain)
Julia Melville1775The Rivals
Mercutio1595Romeo and Juliet
Katherina Minolac. 1590Taming of the Shrew
Mirandac. 1610The Tempest
Algernon Moncrieff1895The Importance of Being Earnest
Georg Nowack1963She Loves Me
Oberon1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Olivia1601Twelfth Night
Opheliac. 1599Hamlet
Duke Orsino1601Twelfth Night
Othelloc. 1603Othello
Sir Lucius O'Trigger1775The Rivals
Peter Pan1904Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up
Marian Paroo1957The Music Man
Winthrop Paroo1957The Music Man
Petruchioc. 1590Taming of the Shrew
Carrie Pipperidge1945Carousel
Poloniusc. 1599Hamlet
Marius Pontmercy1980Les Misérables
Portia1596The Merchant of Venice
Prosperoc. 1610The Tempest
Reganc. 1605King Lear
Richard IIIc. 1592Richard III
Ilona Ritter1963She Loves Me
Romeo1595Romeo and Juliet
Prince Rudolf1992Elisabeth
Sebastian1601Twelfth Night
Zaneeta Shinn1957The Music Man
Shylock1596The Merchant of Venice
Ladislav Sipos1963She Loves Me
Enoch Snow1945Carousel
Archduchess Sophie1992Elisabeth
Éponine Thénardier1980Les Misérables
Titania1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Titus Andronicusc. 1591Titus Andronicus
Tybalt1595Romeo and Juliet
Jean Valjean1980Les Misérables(Fauchelevent)
Viola1601Twelfth Night
Marcellus Washburn1957The Music Man
Emily Webb1938Our Town
Laurey Williams1930; 1943Green Grow the Lilacs; Oklahoma!
John Worthing1895The Importance of Being Earnest
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