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
Katherina Minolac. 1590Taming of the Shrew
Petruchioc. 1590Taming of the Shrew
Titus Andronicusc. 1591Titus Andronicus
Richard IIIc. 1592Richard III
Benvolio1595Romeo and Juliet
Demetrius1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Helena1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hermia1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Juliet1595Romeo and Juliet
Friar Laurence1595Romeo and Juliet
Lysander1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mercutio1595Romeo and Juliet
Oberon1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Romeo1595Romeo and Juliet
Titania1595A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tybalt1595Romeo and Juliet
Antonio1596The Merchant of Venice
Portia1596The Merchant of Venice
Shylock1596The Merchant of Venice
Beatricec. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
Benedickc. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
Claudioc. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
Heroc. 1598Much Ado About Nothing
King Claudiusc. 1599Hamlet
Queen Gertrudec. 1599Hamlet
Prince Hamletc. 1599Hamlet
Julius Caesar1599Julius Caesar
Marcus Junius Brutus1599Julius Caesar
Mark Antony1599Julius Caesar
Opheliac. 1599Hamlet
Poloniusc. 1599Hamlet
Olivia1601Twelfth Night
Duke Orsino1601Twelfth Night
Sebastian1601Twelfth Night
Viola1601Twelfth Night
Desdemonac. 1603Othello
Othelloc. 1603Othello
Cordeliac. 1605King Lear
Edmundc. 1605King Lear
Gonerilc. 1605King Lear
King Learc. 1605King Lear
Reganc. 1605King Lear
Macbeth1606Macbeth
Lady Macbeth1606Macbeth
Macduff1606Macbeth
Arielc. 1610The Tempest
Mirandac. 1610The Tempest
Prosperoc. 1610The Tempest
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
Sir Anthony Absolute1775The Rivals
Captain Jack Absolute1775The Rivals(Beverley)
Bob Acres1775The Rivals
Lydia Languish1775The Rivals
Julia Melville1775The Rivals
Sir Lucius O'Trigger1775The Rivals
Cecily Cardew1895The Importance of Being Earnest
The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax1895The Importance of Being Earnest
Algernon Moncrieff1895The Importance of Being Earnest
John Worthing1895The Importance of Being Earnest
Wendy Darling1904Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up
Peter Pan1904Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up
Eliza Doolittle1912; 1956Pygmalion; My Fair Lady
Freddy Eynsford-Hill1912; 1956Pygmalion; My Fair Lady
Henry Higgins1912; 1956Pygmalion; My Fair Lady
Ado Annie Carnes1930; 1943Green Grow the Lilacs; Oklahoma!
Curly McClain; Curly McLain1930; 1943Green Grow the Lilacs; Oklahoma!(McLain)
Laurey Williams1930; 1943Green Grow the Lilacs; Oklahoma!
Emily Webb1938Our Town
Alexandra Giddens1939The Little Foxes
Billy Bigelow1945Carousel
Louise Bigelow1945Carousel
Nettie Fowler1945Carousel
Julie Jordan1945Carousel
Carrie Pipperidge1945Carousel
Enoch Snow1945Carousel
Tommy Albright1947Brigadoon
Meg Brockie1947Brigadoon
Charlie Dalrymple1947Brigadoon
Jeff Douglas1947Brigadoon
Blanche DuBois1947A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley Kowalski1947A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella Kowalski1947A Streetcar Named Desire
Fiona MacLaren1947Brigadoon
Jean MacLaren1947Brigadoon
Amaryllis1957The Music Man
Tommy Djilas1957The Music Man
Professor Harold Hill1957The Music Man
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn1957The Music Man
Marian Paroo1957The Music Man
Winthrop Paroo1957The Music Man
Zaneeta Shinn1957The Music Man
Marcellus Washburn1957The Music Man
Amalia Balash1963She Loves Me
Stephen Kodaly1963She Loves Me
Arpad Laszlo1963She Loves Me
Georg Nowack1963She Loves Me
Ilona Ritter1963She Loves Me
Ladislav Sipos1963She Loves Me
Fantine1980Les Misérables
Cosette Fauchelevant1980Les Misérables
Inspector Javert1980Les Misérables
Marius Pontmercy1980Les Misérables
Éponine Thénardier1980Les Misérables
Jean Valjean1980Les Misérables(Fauchelevent)
Erik1986The Phantom of the Opera
Elisabeth of Austria1992Elisabeth
Franz Joseph I1992Elisabeth
Luigi Lucheni1992Elisabeth
Prince Rudolf1992Elisabeth
Archduchess Sophie1992Elisabeth
Claudia2006Lestat
Maxim de Winter2006Rebecca
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