9 to 5 Character Breakdown

 

Violet Newstead – The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother (a widow) and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: F3

Doralee Rhodes – A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Judy Bernly – The “new” girl at the firm. Burned by her husband’s affair, she is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful. Age: 30 to 35. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Franklin Hart, Jr. – President of Consolidated Industries and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss. Age: 45 to 50. Vocal range top: Gb4; Vocal range bottom: C3

Roz Keith – Mr. Hart’s administrative assistant. The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval. Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: G3 

Joe – A cute and handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, he is smitten with Violet. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: B2

Dwayne Rhodes – Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits. Age: 25 to 30. Vocal range top: G4; Vocal range bottom: E2

Josh Newstead – Violet’s awkward teenage son. Age: 15 to 18.

Missy Hart – Franklin Hart’s wife. Fluttery and ditzy, she is clueless to her husband’s true nature. Age: 30 to 45.

Maria Delgado – A young and vibrant Latina secretary in Hart’s office. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: F4.

Dick Bernly – Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago. Age: 35 to 45.

Kathy – A secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: G4.

Margaret Pomerance – A secretary in Hart’s office with a large tendency to drink. She comes back a new woman at the end of the second act. Age: 30 to 40.

Bob Enright – Franklin Hart’s “golden boy.” Age: 30 to 40.

Russell Tinsworthy – Franklin Hart’s boss and Chairman of the Board. He has the bearing of an army general. A good man, who may be wiser to Hart’s ways than he lets on. Age: 50 to 65.

Ensemble – Office employees, police officers, hospital employees.