This will be a list of some of my favorite leading characters in the world of musicals that are not the main characters. I will include a few supporting characters as well.
- Young Cosette
- All the barricade boys
- All the other Newsies
- Katherine Plumber
- Von Trapp Children
- Molly and the other orphans from Annie
- Daddy Warbucks
- Sandy-yes I just included a dog
Well without any of these characters, it would make the story feel kind of flat in a way. They help with the main character’s storyline. I know I did not include any antagonists or villains, but they are usually some of my least favorite characters even some do fascinate me in way, which are the more complex ones.
Even though the storylines either revolve around one or two characters, the storyline wouldn’t feel complete without the other leading characters. The most fascinating plots in my opinion are usually not simple, but instead complex or they are based on real events with a few exceptions. Even the best characters are complex, but there are a few exceptions.