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Julia Houston (Debra Messing)

Derek Wills (Jack Davenport)

"No matter what happens next don't ever doubt you are a star."

Karen Cartwright (Katherine McPhee)

Tom Levitt (Christian Borle)

Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty)

  • Alpha Bitch: Ivy behaves like this towards Karen by being rude to her or passive aggressively trying to get her thrown out of the workshop. She gets a little better.
  • Blondes are Evil: The show quite obviously pushes Karen as 'good' and Ivy as 'bad.'

Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston)

Sam Strickland (Leslie Odom Jr.)

  • Straight Gay: He doesn't want to have to wear a label, but his massive love for sports and lack of any stereotypical gay mannerisms make Michael Swift comment that, if he wants to get a date with anybody, he might literally have to.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Subverted, as he's both gay and black but he's also a big sports fan and a regular churchgoer, two traits not often found among actors/dancers. The actor who plays him downplays his sexuality in interviews, saying it shouldn't matter.

Jimmy Collins (Jeremy Jordan)

Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus)

Ana Vargas (Krysta Rodriguez)

Ellis Boyd

  • Jerk Ass: Ellis, what with his constant squabbling with Julia and poisoning Rebecca Duval in an attempt to put Ivy in the role of Marilyn.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Towards Tom, Derek, and Eileen.
  • The Scrappy: Ellis, for Julia in-universe.
    • And for many fans as well.

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Frank Houston (Brian D'arcy James)

Michael Swift (Will Chase)

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