Memorable Young Musical Characters

Most of my favorite musical characters are young. That is anything from child to young twenties. Listed below are some of the most memorable musical characters. I will group each musical together.

  1. Elphaba (my favorite musical character)- Wicked
  2. Glinda- Wicked
  3. Fiyero- Wicked
  4. Eponine-Les Mis
  5. Enjolras-Les Mis
  6. Marius-Les Mis
  7. Other students of the friends of the abc- Les Mis
  8. Gavroche-Les Mis
  9. Young Cosette-Les Mis
  10. Jack Kelly-Newsies
  11. Crutchie-Newsies
  12. Davey-Newsies
  13. Les- Newsies
  14. Rest of the other newsboys- Newsies
  15. Katherine- Newsies
  16. Annie (favorite child character)-Annie
  17. Other orphans- Annie
  18. Mimi- Rent
  19. Roger- Rent
  20. Mark-Rent
  21. Von Trapp Children- Sound of Music
  22. Pippin- Pippin
  23. Winthrop- Music Man
  24. Christine- Phantom of the Opera
  25. Raoul- Phantom of the Opera

I tend to prefer the more complex characters over the more simple characters in musicals. But there are some memorable characters on this list like Annie that are simple characters, but still are memorable. Sometimes, I have no idea why I love a certain character. Some characters on this list are characters I actually relate to. There is just something quite unique about the young musical characters. I do love how a lot of romance happens between young characters. It is hard to believe that characters like Annie, Von Trapp Children, Fiyero, Elphaba, and Glinda have been part of my life for quite a long time since those characters trace either back to elementary school or middle school.


Author: mphtheatregirl

I am a strong spiritual person who is a big fan of musicals. This blog mainly is about musicals. Every so often I talk about spirituality. Sometimes I add in movie reviews, book reviews, and about my life in general. I hope you find my blog inspiring.

17 thoughts on “Memorable Young Musical Characters”

      1. Yeah… sometimes it’s easy to forget that even if they’re older than say Winthrop or Annie that they’re still (technically) kids or still very young at any rate


      2. Yeah. I guess that it’s easy to forget for characters like the ones you listed because they’re put into such… adult(?), complicated, hard situations that we often don’t associate with teens


      3. I agree. I do that as well. I’m not quite sure what it is exactly. There’s just something about either the characters or the situations they’re put in, I think


      4. But than again, some young musical characters act very mature for their age.

        But for a child character like Young Cosette, she had to put up with things that are not normally associated with childhood.


      5. Definitely agree! Little Cosette is one of my favorite characters from Les Miz because she’s just so strong!


      6. Definitely. The part in which Valjean rescues Cosette is one of my favorite parts in both the book and musical!


      7. Yeah. That’s the really sad side to that coin. I think that Éponine is definitely one of the most tragic characters in Les Miz


      8. I think that that change of dynamic is one of the most interesting aspects of Les Miz. It’s just so well-thought out and devastating to see


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