Annie is a musical. Please be prepared to perform a vocal selection as well as cold readings for your audition. If
you want to audition for a specific principal role (e.g. Annie, Warbucks, Hannigan), please consider performing
one of the music selections below. These are in .pdf format so you can print them out to practice for auditions.
If you cannot read music, you may practice by following along in recordings of the Broadway cast of the show as
our music is written in the same keys. There will be an accompanist available at both audition dates to play with
you. If you want to audition solely for an ensemble role, you may also use the music selections provided below or
bring your own sheet music to perform 18 bars of a song in the same style as the show. If you cannot bring sheet
music, please at least come with a prepared song to a YouTube karaoke track for you to sing (no more than 1 verse
and 1 chorus) as it is more beneficial for us to hear you sing with music than a capella. There may be call backs
for some roles as some songs have duets. There is also a female trio harmony group in the show, so if you can sing
harmony, please let us know! Call backs will likely be later in the same evenings as auditions. You may be asked
to perform individually or with other actors. Any further audition questions can be emailed to the director,
Taylor Oxley, at email@example.com.
ANNIE: Female, age 10-12, vocal range A3-G6, a street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks.
Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Orange-red curly hair.
Music Selection for Annie.
“DADDY” OLIVER WARBUCKS: Male, age 40-55, vocal range B3-Gb5, a successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich,
stiff-collared, bullish, a Republican. Annie wins him over throughout the show and this change must be portrayed
by the actor to the audience. There is a subtle chemistry between Warbucks and Grace.
Music Selection for Daddy Warbucks.
GRACE FERRELL: Female, age 20-35, vocal range Bb3-G5, faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet,
gentle. Kind and motherly towards Annie. There is a subtle chemistry between Warbucks and Grace.
Music Selection for Grace Ferrell.
ORPHANS: Female, ages 6-13, vocal range varies, the other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are
gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. They have unique personalities
and love to make fun of Miss Hannigan and each other. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy. *The
role of Molly has been precast.
Music Selection for the Orphans.
SERVANTS: Both male and female, ages 20-50, vocal range varies, the servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes
Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.
MISS HANNIGAN: Female, age 30-45, vocal range A3-F5, the orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor.
Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold. She is mean to the children and they are mean to her. She is rarely seen
without a drink and she longs for male attention.
Music Selection for Miss Hannigan.
ROOSTER: Male, age 25-35, vocal range B3-G5, Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy,
slick con man.
Music Selection for Rooster.
LILY: Female, age 20-30, vocal range B3-G5, Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is
considered to be a floozy and a bimbo. She’s just as much of a con as Rooster.
BERT HEALY: Male, age 30-45, vocal range E4-G5, the ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting
about the search for her birth parents. The actor in this role should have a smooth, deep “radio” voice.
Music Selection for Bert Healy.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT: Male, age 40-60, vocal range Eb3-F4, the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and
friend of Warbucks. Stricken with polio as a child, he moves about in a wheelchair.
ENSEMBLE: Both male and female, various ages, various vocal ranges, servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), the
Boylan Sisters (a female harmony trio), sound effects man and Whacky in the radio station, President Roosevelt’s
Cabinet Members, Hooverville Citizens (poor, homeless, and hungry on the streets), NYC passersby, NYC starlet-to-
be, policeman, etc.
TWO SPECIAL ROLES:
SANDY: Either male or female, age 6-10, non-singing role, the dog Annie rescues.
DUMMY: Male, age 6-10, non-singing role, the ventriloquist doll used by Whacky in the radio studio.