[[folder:Characters In All Productions]]

->''Ein Mädchen das so lächeln kann, hab ich nie geseh'n.''
->'''''Translation:''' A girl who can smile like that, I have never seen.''

The assistant of Professor Abronsius, Alfred is a young, shy student from Königsberg. He reluctantly goes along with the Professor's plans, mostly out of respect. He becomes instantly infatuated with Sarah upon meeting her, and determines to rescue her from Von Krolock's clutches.

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: And then Alfred was a vampire.
* BadLiar: Implied to be this, especially in his interaction with Herbert. When the latter observed that Alfred was trembling with fear, he responds with [[BlatantLies "No, I never tremble!"]]. Needless to say, that fails to convince Herbert.
* BreakTheCutie: And how. If you don't feel sorry for this guy by the end of the first act, don't worry, you will soon.
* CaptainObvious: Alfred has his moment, after Herbert discovers his book ("A Guide For Lovers").
--> Herbert (after taking the book): Pray tell, what are you reading?
--> Alfred: A book!
* CounterpointDuet: "Nie Geseh'n". He generally has the first line.
* TheDulcineaEffect: "Für Sarah" is the theme song of this trope.
* TheIngenue: He's actually a better example of this trope than Sarah.
* OhCrap: Has a hilarious one after he ran from Herbert (through the audience and to the other side of the stage), thinking he has lost him, only to find said vampire standing right behind him.
* TenorBoy
* VampireBitesSuck: Especially when they're given by your LoveInterest.
* WideEyedIdealist: He acts like this throughout most of the show, only realizing the reality of the situation when Sarah is actually bitten.

!!Sarah Chagal

->''Draußen ist Freiheit. Dort, wo der Horizont beginnt, gibt es ein Land in dem alle Wunder möglich sind.''
->'''''Translation:''' Outside is freedom. There, where the horizon begins, is a land in which all miracles are possible.''

The daughter of Transylvanian innkeeper Yoine Chagal, Sarah is a restless young {{deconstruction}} of TheIngenue who longs for nothing more than freedom. Seeing the local vampiric count as her opportunity, she runs off to the castle just in time for the vampires' Midnight Ball.

* CuteMonsterGirl: At the end.
* DamselInDistress: Subverted - Sarah's perfectly happy in the castle.
* FaceRevealingTurn: During the reprise of "Draußen Ist Freiheit".
* HeroesWantRedheads: In several versions, most obviously the Hamburg production, she is redheaded.
* TheIngenue: She absolutely tears this trope down - young and innocent, but also fully willing to manipulate others to get what she wants, and wanting to give herself over to corruption.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Her first appearance has her completely naked. What? She's taking a bath!
* InterspeciesRomance
* IWantSong: Her parts of "Nie Geseh'n" and ""Draußen Ist Freiheit", as well as "Die Roten Stiefel".
* KissOfTheVampire: What she spends the whole musical longing for.
* PimpedOutDress: The blood red gown she wears to the ball.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Only seen in a nightgown or [[CandlelitBath naked]] for most of the musical, she descends the staircase in "Tanzsaal" in a PimpedOutDress and hairstyle.
* TemptingFate: In the Broadway version.
-->''"And anyway, what's there to fear in a gloomy forest in deepest Transylvania three nights before Halloween?"''
* TooDumbToLive: ''Really'', Sarah? So, you've spent your whole life living among people who completely fear this vampire, said vampire practically ''tells'' you he's going to eat you for dinner, and yet you still go to him? And then you completely ignore the person trying to rescue you?
** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: But what happens to vampire victims after they're eaten for dinner? They live forever, always the age they were turned at and remarkably powerful. Maybe Sarah [[BewareTheNiceOnes got what she wanted all along]]...
* VampireBitesSuck: Ouch...

!!Professor Abronsius

->''Logik! Logik! Wer fragt, dem sagt die logik: Wie und was und wer und wo und wann?''
->'''''Translation:''' Logic! Logic! Who asks gets told by logic how and what and who and where and when?''

Hailing from Königsberg, the professor ventures into Transylvania with his assistant Alfred to gather information on the bloodsucking fiends of the night. Mostly a PluckyComicRelief character, he manages to exasperate almost everyone he meets, including Alfred.

* AbsentMindedProfessor: He gets a little [[{{Understatement}} distracted]] when he discovers Von Krolock's library. Also, he tends to forget the world around him when taking his notes. Even in the middle of a blizzard in darkest Transsylvania. Lampshaded by Alfred.
-->Alfred: Once the professoor starts taking his notes, the world is dead to him. If only he's not dead already!
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Alfred is urgently telling him that he needs to know how to rescue Sarah. What advice does the Professor give? "Everything can be found in a book."
* InsufferableGenius: His big solo "Wahrheit" is him singing about being an InsufferableGenius.
* LargeHam: Especially during his solo, but he generally likes to ham things up.
* MotorMouth: Abronsius, almost every time he starts to sing. To emphasize it even more, Magda, Rebecca and Chagal suddenly begin doing their chores much faster, matching the Professor's singing pace during "Wahrheit".
* NeverMyFault: He blames basically every mistake he makes on Alfred.
* ParasolOfPain: The Professor rescues Alfred from Herbert by whacking the vampire...with [[ImprobableWeaponUser an umbrella]].
* PatterSong: "Wahrheit".
* PluckyComicRelief: He provides most of the humour for the musical.

!!Yoine Chagal

->''Eine schöne Tochter ist ein Segen, doch ein Segen, der meschugge macht...''
->'''''Translation:''' A beautiful daughter is a blessing, but a blessing that drives me crazy...''

The owner of the inn where Alfred and the Professor stay, Chagal is Sarah's father. He has grown tired of his wife, and busies himself chasing after inn maid Magda. He is also very [[OverprotectiveDad protective of his daughter]].

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Magda.
* DirtyOldMan
* {{Expy}}: He's supposed to be played as, essentially, [[FiddlerOnTheRoof Tevye]], but with concern for his daughter hiked up to ludicrous and hypocritical extremes and all the gentle charm taken out.
* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: The cross that Magda tries to protect herself with has no effect on Mr. I'm A Jewish Vampire.
* FatBastard: Sometimes played as having at ''least'' a hanging beer belly, though this isn't a de facto part of the character.
* HypocriticalHumor: After singing an entire song about how men are perverted scum who will defile his daughter the first chance they get, he leaves his wife to go relentlessly hit on Magda.
* OverprotectiveDad: Going so far as to ''nail his daughter's door shut''.
* VegetarianVampire: What he promises to be to stop Alfred and the Professor from staking him.

!!Rebecca Chagal

->''Statt dem üblichen Gemecker, sagen alle "Es schmeckt lecker!"''
->'''''Translation:''' Instead of the usual whining, everyone says "It [garlic] tastes delicious!"''

The long-suffering wife of Chagal, Rebecca has to deal constantly with her husband's antics. Her refusal to stake her husband after the Professor warns her he'll turn into a vampire results in Magda's death.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: She's become one of sorts to her own husband, with the young, busty Magda in the inn.
* DemotedToExtra:
** She's never seen or heard from again once the first act ends.
** This trope becomes pretty literal in productions where her actress spends all of Act II doubling as a chorus vampire.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Rebecca keeps a sausage the size of a baseball bat in her bedroom and she certainly knows how to use it. One hit sends Professor Abronsius stumbling down the staircase back into his bed and she can knock her husband out, too.


->''Tot zu sein ist komisch...''
->'''''Translation:''' To be dead is strange...''

The maid in the Chagal's inn, Magda is very bitter and cynical. She is turned into a vampire by Chagal and enters into a sexual relationship with him. Even then, she seems to be more fond of the sex than him, and by the end of the show she's implied to have fully come into her vampiric power on her own.

Her, er, most noticeable assets have elevated her to the status of handmaiden to [[ComicBook/PowerGirl Kara Zor-El]], Goddess of Improbable Figures in the TV Tropes [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance Pantheon]].

* BigBraToFill: Petite, flat-chested actresses who play her are usually padded up and have their cleavage shaded with makeup to create the effect of extreme voluptuousness.
* BuxomIsBetter: What gets her the attention of [[AbhorrentAdmirer Chagal]] and occasionally Alfred.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Usually, in the second act.
* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing: Well, duh!
* FieryRedhead: In pretty much every production except the Polish, Hungarian and Ronacher, which inexplicably turn her into a whimsy white-haired girl.
* FrenchMaid: Her outfit in the first act appears to be the ancient-Transylvanian equivalent of this outfit.
* GagBoobs
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: No wonder Alfred can't help but be distracted.
* LettingHerHairDown: Her braid is gone by the second act, and her hair's gathered into a messy half-updo instead.
* MeaningfulName: "Mägd" is the German word for "maidservant". (Her full name ''might'' be Magdalein, but it's uncertain- "lein" is a common German diminutive on its own, so Chagal may just be appending it onto "Magda."
* MsFanservice: Wears very revealing outfits throughout the musical, which gets her the attention of nearly every male around. Whether she wants it or not.
* ShiksaGoddess


->''[[TheUnintelligible Uuuhnghghnerrbhh!]]''
->'''''Translation:''' (None needed)''

Count Von Krolock's faithful servant, Kuokol is the first sign that Professor Abronsius is right about the vampires - he arrives to buy some candles, trying to communicate something to Sarah all the while.

* TheIgor: He turns it UpToEleven.
* TheUnintelligible: His grunting may resemble some words, but what he's really trying to say is anyone's guess.

!!Graf Von Krolock

->''Gott ist tot. Nach ihm wird nicht mehr gesucht.''
->'''''Translation:''' God is dead. He is sought after no more.''

The dark, seductive vampire lord with a ([[AlternateCharacterInterpretation possible]]) crush on Sarah, Von Krolock lives his life in an old castle in the wilderness. He welcomes Sarah to his home, and later Alfred and the Professor, knowing at least one of them will become vampire chow at his Midnight Ball.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Went from a sharp-dressed but otherwise plain aristocrat to MrFanservice extraordinaire. Getting played by a variety of handsome musical actors certainly helps.
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadassBookworm: He owns an impressively vast private library, of which he is rather proud.
* BadassLongcoat: He gets one in the new ending's finale.
* BeingEvilSucks
* BigBad: The dark and very deadly undead leader of the Vampire Ensemble.
* BrokenAce: Elegant, intelligent, seductive lord of the night. Except that he's also harboring loads of guilt and despair, culminating in the VillainousLament "Die Unstillbare Gier", where he practically melts in his own misery.
* CapeSwish: This is required of every single actor in the role.
* ClassicalMovieVampire: Except with long, ragged hair instead of a Bela Lugosi-style sleek coif.
* DarkIsEvil: This should go without saying.
* DeadpanSnarker: On occasion.
* DisneyVillainDeath: He appears to be crushed in the collapse of the ballroom, but appears again in the finale.
* DissonantLaughter: Toward the end of Act I.
** NotQuiteDead
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Unsurprisingly, since being a vampire requires a certain amount of eeriness and paleness by default. Complete with long, flowing, black hair (albeit with grey streaks).
* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Die Unstillbare Gier".
* EvilSorcerer: He appears to be able to teleport short distances, at least, and self-describes himself as a mage toward the end of Act I.
* FangsAreEvil: Obviously.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's an impeccably polite and talkative host when Alfred and the Professor arrive at the castle, but he pretty much throws Alfred to Herbert as a plaything and viciously mocks the Professor before the ball.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Not in every performance, but in most of them he has this.
* InterspeciesRomance
* LeanAndMean: He's made up to look extraordinarily gaunt regardless of his actor's build.
* OminousOperaCape: Usually accompanied by the high collar, he will always have a heavy lined cape, which is of particular use in "Gott ist tot" (a song lit using a spotlight from below) as he can swirl it to block out the light and vanish.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* PrettyBoy: Played with. Between his [[LongHairedPrettyBoy long hair]], slender hands, and costumes intended to make his legs appear to go on forever, it's a fair guess to assume he ''used'' to be one of these. However, his face is now heavily lined, said hair is now gray-streaked, ragged and just the slightest bit receded, and his hands are clawlike and arthritic in their thinness.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: At least 300 or so.
* RomanticVampireBoy: for a given value of "romantic" and "boy". The heroine falls hard for him, he doesn't use mind control to get her to that point, but he's also far from young, physically speaking (let's not even get into his ''real'' age) and is torn between loving her back and seeing her as a Happy Meal.
* ScaryFlashlightFace: "Gott ist tot" plays this up using lighting from below. It's the first song he has, and it establishes him as dark and scary.
* SharpDressedMan
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TragicMonster
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of the ball. "Nein! ''Nein!''"
* VillainousLament: The above-mentioned "Die Unstillbare Gier", Von Krolock reminiscing about all the lovers he's killed during his time as one of the undead.
* VillainLoveSong: "Totale Finsternis". Actually, it goes for any of his musical parts with Sarah.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: TheElevenOClockNumber is essentially Von Krolock saying, "Don't live forever, you'll kill everyone you love." It includes recitations of dates from 300 years back, lamenting how he still can't forgive himself for killing people way back then.
* WickedCultured: His extensive library makes Prof. Abronsius {{Squee}}.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!Herbert Von Krolock

->''Du mußt zu mir nett sein, ich will dich verstehen.''
->'''''Translation:''' You must be nice to me -- I want to understand you.''

Count Von Krolock's son, the CampGay Herbert becomes infatuated with Alfred as quickly as Alfred does with Sarah. Unfortunately, what could have been [[HoYay a beautiful romance]] is ruined when the vampire tries to sink his teeth into our hero's neck, and his humorous exterior may be hiding someone even more dangerous than his father.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Of the homosexual male variety, to Alfred.
* AgentPeacock: WordOfGod says that his flamboyance is at least partially a front, and that he has some ability to control minds. "Carpe Noctem" is ''his doing''.
* BiTheWay: Sometimes, believe it or not. Pay attention to all the flirting he does with some of the prettier female vampires at the ball in some productions (Tim Reichwein can be spotted doing this on the Hamburg proshot and apparently did it at the 10th anniversary concert performances too). In the Japanese finale, he also had a clear sexual fascination with Sarah himself.
* CampGay: Newer productions keep making him more and more flamboyant. The Broadway version made him into a borderline {{Crossdresser}}. And the fans love him for it.
* DoubleEntendre: He makes great use of them in the Broadway production, stringing together one after another...and then he doesn't even bother.
-->''You wanna see my balls?''
* MrFanservice: You '''bet'''.
* FangsAreEvil
* {{Fanservice}}: What his dancing with Alfred easily is, upped drastically from the original film where all they do is sit together. And then there's some of his shining tight leather costumes over gyrating hips in the finale...
* IHateYouVampireDad: Completely averted. From what we can see, he and his father have a perfectly functional relationship.
** OverlordJr
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Older productions had him with a shoulder-length ponytail, but almost everything after the Hamburg production gives him long, loose, flowing blond hair.
* OminousOperaCape: Like father, like son.
* PrettyBoy: The actor's makeup almost always makes him into this. Of particular note is [[http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd245/weshouldbefriends/Tim%20Reichwein/omggorgeous.jpg Tim Reichwein's portrayal.]] Probably runs in the family, seeing as his father looks like "pretty boy + a lot of aging".
* PsychopathicManchild: Has shades of this. Herbert is basically the princess of the castle and can do whatever he wants. But there's a certain unpredictability to him. One minute he pulls of [[NightmareFuel "Carpe Noctem"]], next he's pining after Alfred like a teenager would. Likewise "When love is inside you" first comes off as funny, but harmless (if highly uncomfortable for Alfred), until he tries to bite Alfred. After the latter makes it clear that he doesn't return Herbert's affections by trying to run away from him, it becomes obvious that Herbert isn't used to not getting what he wants and gets a little more, er, ''demanding''.
* VillainLoveSong: His part in "Wenn Liebe In Dir Ist", though the villain part is really depending on the actor. Sometimes his part of comes off more as a Poorly Socialized Ball of [[TheWoobie Woob]] Love Song.

!!The Vampire Ensemble
->''[[ArcWords Sei bereit!]]''
->'''''Translation:''' Be prepared!''

The ancient fiends of the night who awaken, eager to attend the Midnight Ball and see what's on the menu this year.

* BreakingTheFourthWall: Ewigkeit ends with them walking through the aisles and lunging out at the audience members, and "Der Tanz Der Vampire" is them saying to the audience, "We're going to eat you next!"
* ClownCarGrave: How the vampires appear during "Ewigkeit".
* CrowdSong: "Ewigkeit".
* TheDeadCanDance:
** Three words: Act II Finale.
** Two words: Carpe Noctem.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Subverted - while the vampires do attend the ball in costumes like this, the outfits are decaying and dusty.
* HellBentForLeather: Their outfits in the finale.
* HolyBurnsEvil: The vampires all react violently when Alfred and the Professor construct a cross in the ballroom. Except for Herbert, who simply [[CrowningMomentOfFunny faints]].
* VampireDance
* VillainSong: "Ewigkeit", again.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[OverlyLongGag Once again]], "Ewigkeit" is the vampires saying "Eternity sucks!"

[[folder:Characters Indigenous To The Broadway Production]]
!!Nadja And Zsa Zsa
->''Hi, Sarah...''

Sarah's best friends, who are abducted by vampires two minutes into the show.

* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Nadja eating the mushrooms and getting high. It isn't talked about again throughout the scene.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]

->''Just trying to be helpful.''

A worker in Chagal's inn, Boris is bitten by Bat!Krolock and runs off to his castle, replacing Koukol's role.

* TheRenfield: Unlike Koukol's role as TheIgor, Boris takes the part of Renfield to Von Krolock.