The {{Narrator}} is a common character type in stage shows. And frequently, the narrator's gender will be unspecified and irrelevant to the story. This trope is for those characters.

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!!Examples:

* The Leading Player from ''{{Pippin}}'' is perhaps the most well-known version.
* The Stage Manager from ''OurTown''.
* Despite only being in the first and last scenes, the actor in A.R. Gurney ''Richard Cory'' serves a narrator-like purpose and is not of a specified gender.
* The Chorus from ''HenryV''.
* The Balladeer from ''{{Theatre/Assassins}}'', apart from being referenced as 'boy' once by Booth, could be played as female.
** Only in the original staging. The revival, and most touring companies thereafter, require the Balladeer to be male [[spoiler:because he's actually Lee Harvey Oswald.]]
** The Proprietor is occasionally played by a woman, in which case she [[ActingForTwo doubles as Emma Goldman]]. He's a BadassBaritone, but otherwise his gender is more or less irrelevant.
* Same goes for The Narrator in ''[[Theatre/BloodBrothers Blood Brothers]]''.
* The Cat in the Hat in ''{{Seussical}}''.
* The Narrator in ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat'' is an interesting example: as written, the character has no specific gender, but is now always played by a woman to amend for the complete lack of female characters (other than Potiphar's Wife).
* Not necessarily the narrator of the story, but the Book Voice of J. Pierrepont Finch's book ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in the musical of the same name could arguably fit this trope; in most of the productions it's usually a male.
* The Narrator in IntoTheWoods is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, following OriginalCastPrecedent, the Narrator [[ActingForTwo doubles as The Mysterious Man]] and has been played by a male.
* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum, is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane in a Broadway revival.
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