Roles that are hardly ever offstage.

N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/19/13 at 11:53pm
Can you think of any?
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/19/13 at 11:56pm
I think that in biographical shows, the lead person is on stage most of the time. For example, Carolee Carmello was hardly off stage as Aimee Semple McPherson in SCANDALOUS... and I don't think Rob McClure was off stage much in CHAPLIN either, but I could be wrong. (I can't really remember to be honest!)
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/19/13 at 11:57pm
Cassie in ACL
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gavyj
Stand-by
joined:11/9/11
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:00am
Eva from Evita
Diana from N2N
Joe in Sunset (?)
N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:00am
Fanny Brice was the first character that came to mind.
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:04am
Jekyll in J&H?

Marilyn in Bombshell
N2N Nate.
Broadway Star
joined:7/11/13
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:09am
Oy, How could I forget Diana? How about Tevye?
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
dshnookie
Broadway Star
joined:9/15/07
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:09am
Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:12am
Charlotte in Charlotte.
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:16am
Billy in BILLY ELLIOT. In Act 1 he is offstage for the first 3 minutes, and then is pretty much on stage for the rest of the act. In Act 2 he is on stage from the beginning of the Act to the end of the Dream Ballet. THen leaves for the scene where Dad visits Mrs. WIlkinson and decides to cross the picket line. THen he comes back and is on for the rest of the act. In the 2 and a half hour musical, the actor playing Billy is offstage for about 8 to 9 minutes.
darreyl102
Broadway Star
joined:8/23/08
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:25am
Ann in Ann
Judy Garland in End of The Rainbow
allamarane
Stand-by
joined:12/15/04
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 12:35am
The title character in Jane Eyre
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 01:01am
Huey Calhoun in Memphis. Besides the first song and the second half of "Colored Women" he is pretty much on stage the entire time.
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ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 01:06am
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James885
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/05
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 01:28am
Jo in Little Women
Max Bialystock in The Producers
Jekyll/Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde
Man In Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 01:34am
There's a reservation clerk onstage in "Fully Committed" for a really long time.
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pinoyidol2006
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/11
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 01:44am
Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

I can't remember, but is Man in Chair from Drowsy always onstage? He practically doesn't sing, though.
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fingerlakessinger
Broadway Legend
joined:11/18/10
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 01:44am
Elphaba
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ChairinMain
Featured Actor
joined:4/2/07
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 02:44am
Barfee, Olive and Rona in Spelling Bee. They leave the stage exactly once in a 90 mnute show.: for the "Juice Break" and Chip's Lament.
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 02:52am
He's not onstage as much as some of the roles being listed, but Horton is on stage for most of SEUSSICAL or about to enter. Having played the role, the only times I got to go to the dressing rooms were after "Here on Who" until "Alone In The Universe" as well as during "Having A Hunch." People seem to think the Cat is the more demanding role as a narrator, but he has much more downtime than Horton does.

Also, Dorothy in WIZARD OF OZ (and I'm assuming THE WIZ).
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wonderfulwizard11
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/05
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 03:16am
Bobby Child in Crazy for You is pretty demanding, and from my memory barely leaves the stage.
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 07:51am
It's been a while since I read/saw PRELUDE TO A KISS, but my recollection is Peter is onstage the entire show.
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best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 08:17am
Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz or The Wiz.

Huck in Big River.
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GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 09:22am
Cocky and Sir in ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT

Little Chap in STOP THE WORLD
OKBroadwayFan
Stand-by
joined:5/15/12
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 09:40am
I just saw a regional production of The Drowsy Chaperone. They performed it without an intermission. The Man in Chair only leaves the stage once. He talks about intermissions, then tells the audience he needs to use the restroom and then they have the Chinese number. He then comes running back in to switch records.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Roles that are hardly ever offstage.
Posted: 7/20/13 at 10:25am
Niels, Werner and Margrethe in Copenhagen (which didn't stop the tony's from honoring Blair Brown with a best featured actress award... WTF!)

Vivian in Wit


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