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Favorite musical villains

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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 06:26pm
I remember a thread from a while back, which I cannot seem to find on this topic so I thought I'd ask: Who are some of your favorite villains in musicals?

I'll start with
The Leading Player - Pippin
Miss Hannigan - Annie
Velma - Hairspray
Mrs. Lovett - Sweeney Todd
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 06:33pm
Dr Carasco, Man of La Mancha
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bwayobsessed
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 06:36pm
Scar-Lion King
Monsieur Thenardier-Les Miz
Mrs. Lovett-Sweeney Todd
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 06:46pm
The Trunchbull
Madame Thenardier
Mrs. Wormwood
Ursula
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all that jazz
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 07:27pm
Aurora- Spider Woman
The Witch- ITW
Judas- JCS
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ghostlight2
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 07:35pm
Ismay, Titanic.
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 09:59pm
[I was being a smart aleck, so I deleted my comment.]

Updated On: 9/7/13 at 09:59 PM
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PTOPhan
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/7/13 at 11:02pm
I didn't see Judas as so much a villain in JCS as misguided. I think the High Priest was written as more of a villain than Judas or Herod or the Romans, which is why Jewish groups reacted with such horror to the show. I remember my rabbi flipping out over the portrayal of the High Priest as telling Judas, "I don't know why you're filled with remorse." (Of course, the High Priest also said, "What you have done will be the saving of Israel," so there was SOME nuance, but not much).

In any event, Jewish people often respond negatively to JCS in my view because of the High Priest's portrayal as an arch-villain.
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ullabelt
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/8/13 at 01:01pm
I've never considered the Witch a villain...
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darquegk
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/8/13 at 03:43pm
The entire alien cast of Rocky Horror.
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JBroadway
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/8/13 at 07:36pm
I agree with ullabelt. The Witch in ITW is not really a villain. She is a character that is put into the archetypal villain role, and while that shapes her opinions and perspectives, she doesn't truly act as the villain in the grand scheme of the plot.
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bwayboy22
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/8/13 at 07:47pm
Who would you say is the villain of Sunset Boulevard? Norma? Joe?

Others:
Margaret White (Carrie)
Carl (Ghost)
GASTON (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)
Pulitzer (Newsies)
Frank Abagnale Jr. (Catch Me If You Can)
Bonnie & Clyde
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/8/13 at 09:19pm
Jud Fry, Dr. Neville Craven, Bud Frump
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broadwayishome
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/8/13 at 10:54pm
Monsieur Thenardier- Les Miz
Miss Hannigan- Annie
Mrs. and Mr. Wormwood/Ms. Trunchbull- Matilda
Velma- Hairspray
Scar- The Lion King
Judas- Godspell and JCS
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 01:58am
The Wolf- Into The Woods
Stacee Jaxx- Rock Of Ages
Rooster- Annie
King Harod- Jesus Christ Superstar

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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 02:09am
Audrey II
Musicaldudepeter
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 06:28am
On the point of 'villains,' can a case be made for every single one of these mentioned villains as to why they're evil, bad in the first place? Is there any Musical Villain without any redeeming quality?
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Stage Door Sally
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 06:06pm
Officer Lockstock who is not only a villain, but the show's narrator and Caldwell Cladwell who does the hilarious song, Don't Be the Bunny, from Urinetown.
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 06:10pm
Chauvelin - The Scarlet Pimpernel
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sondheim94
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 06:14pm
I really don't see Margaret White as the villain at all in Carrie. I would say Chris is the villain WAY more than Margaret.
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best12bars
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 06:33pm
Judd Fry
Harry Beaton
Sweeney Todd
Mrs. Lovett
Judge Turpin
Beadle Bamford
Bill Sykes
Mr. Bumble
The Phantom of the Opera
The Wizard (Wicked)
Madame Morrible
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Updated On: 9/9/13 at 06:33 PM
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 07:36pm
Jigger Craigin in Carousel
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 07:47pm
The Village of East Hampton - GREY GARDENS
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henrikegerman
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 08:34pm
Rutledge - no, not Rutledge, Dickinson!
Mrs. Meers
Judge Turpin
Zoltan Karpathy
Scarpia
Applegate
Wazir
Cora Hoover Hooper
Kodaly
Crown
Miss Hannigan




Updated On: 9/11/13 at 08:34 PM
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Kad
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 09:02pm
Mrs. Meers. She usually walks away with the show.

And is Rutledge a villain? There are antagonists, and then there are villains.
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Mr Roxy
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Favorite musical villains
Posted: 9/9/13 at 09:13pm
Javert - Les Miz
Mr Hyde - J/H
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.

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