GRAND HOTEL 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Main Characters)

Erik

  • The assistant concierge who is deeply in love with his wife. Eager to start a family. Intelligent, ambitious, devoted.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 25 to 35

  • Vocal range top: F5

  • Vocal range bottom: C4

Zinnowitz

  • An attorney in Berlin. The secretary for the company under Preysing's direction. Encourages Preysing to lie. Ambitious, greedy, and willing to do whatever it takes.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 35 to 55

  • Vocal range top: E5

  • Vocal range bottom: D4

Hermann Preysing

  • General Director of a large textile mill. A solid burgher blinded by riches and terrified of losing his life style. He uses lies and money to get what he wants.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 40 to 55

  • Vocal range top: G5

  • Vocal range bottom: B3

Flaemmchen

  • A pretty girl who has theatrical ambitions, she wants to go to America and appear in movies. Constantly conflicted between her ambition and her morals.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 18 to 25

  • Vocal range top: E5

  • Vocal range bottom: E2

Otto Kringelein

  • A mortally ill bookkeeper from the small town life looking for new excitement. He is a smart man wanting to live life to the fullest while he can. Humble, joyous, and grateful.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 35 to 55

  • Vocal range top: A5

  • Vocal range bottom: C4

Baron Felix Von Gaigern

  • Athletic, charming, and optimistic but broke. Wishes to be immoral. A good guy who loves life in the fast lane and falls in love with Grushinskaya.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 30 to 35

  • Vocal range top: A5

  • Vocal range bottom: B3

Raffaela

  • Confidante, secretary, and Elizaveta's dresser. Secretly loves Grushinskaya and wants to protect her always. Hardworking, dependable, and smart.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 35 to 50

  • Vocal range top: B4

  • Vocal range bottom: F3

Elizaveta Grushinskaya

  • The still-beautiful, world famous, Prima Ballerina on the verge of retirement. Finds herself feeling old until she is revived by the young Baron's love. Demands only the best from herself and for her fans.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 45 to 55

  • Vocal range top: C5

  • Vocal range bottom: G3

Colonel Dr. Otternschlag

  • Greviously wounded by schrapnel in WWI, A Cynical ruined man.

  • 35-60

Two Jimmys

  • Two African-American entertainers.

  • Age:  18-30