Famous Last Words / Theater

Famous last words in theatrical productions.


  • American Idiot
    • "Jimmy died today, he blew his brains out in the bay, in the state of mind – in my own private suicide." St. Jimmy
  • And Then There Were None
    • "The legal life's narrowing. I'm all for crime. Here's to it!" Anthony Marston
    • "I'm all right now. I just—gave me a turn." Ethel Rogers
    • "Don't talk to me that way. You don't understand. I want to sit here and wait—wait for Lesley to come for me." General John MacKenzie
    • "I'll get some sticks and a few knobs of coal and get a nice fire going." Thomas Rogers
    • "Drowned—drowned—in the pond—" Emily Brent
    • "Miss Claythorne." Dr. Edward Armstrong
    • "What's that? A boat! A boat!" William Henry Blore
    • "I can't spoil my lovely rhyme. My ten little Indian boys. You're the last one. One little Indian boy left all alone. He went and hanged himself. I must have my hanging—my hanging—" Justice Lawrence Wargrave
  • Assassins
    • "The country is not what it was." John Wilkes Booth
    • "Who care? Pull switch! No care, no more, no-" Giuseppe Zangara
    • "I'm sorry?" James A. Garfield
    • "...and the Lord!" Charles J. Guiteau
    • "That's all you have to do–" The Balladeer
  • A Very Potter Musical
  • Big Fish
  • The Book of Mormon
    • "Where is my brother?" Elder Thomas' sister
    • "Oh, God! Why are you letting me die? Without having me show people the plates? They'll have no proof I was telling the truth or not. They'll have to believe it just...'cause. Oh! I guess that's kinda what you were going for." Joseph Smith, according to "All-American Prophet"
    • "Brigham Young, you must take the Golden Plates and lead the Mormons to the promised land!" Joseph Smith, according to "Joseph Smith American Moses"
  • Cabaret
    • "Auf wiedersehen... A bientot... Good night." The Emcee, in the stagings that imply he was taken to the camps
  • Carousel
    • "Tighter - still tighter! Julie!" Billy Bigelow
  • Chicago
    • "Roxie, please!" Fred Casely
    • "Uh, honey, are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you?" Harry (Go-to-Hell Kitty's lover)
    • "Not guilty." Katalin Hunyak
  • Children Of Eden
    • "I want to go with Cain." Abel
    • "Someday you'll come home...." Eve
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
    • "Roxane!..." Christian de Neuvillette
    • "Ce soir, quand j'entrerai chez Dieu, Mon salut balaiera largement le seuil bleu, Quelque chose que sans un pli, sans une tache, J'emporte malgré vous, et c'est...mon panache" ("To-night, when I shall enter unto God, my salute will grandly sweep the threshold of blue; one thing shall I take with me, without blemish, without stain, despite you all, and that is... my panache"). Cyrano
  • The Duchess of Malfi
    • "Go, tell my brothers, when I am laid out, / They then may feed in quiet." The Duchess
    • "I am quick with child!" Cariola
    • "I go, I know not whither." Julia
    • "Let my son fly the courts of princes." Antonio
    • "Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, / Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust." Ferdinand
    • "And now, I pray, let me / Be laid by and never thought of." The Cardinal
    • "Mine is another voyage." Bosola
  • Evita
    • "I saw the lights, and I was on my way." Eva Peron, on her deathbed
  • The Flying Dutchman:
    • "Here I am! Faithful to you, until death itself!" Senta
  • Fun Home
    • "Oh my God, why am I standing here?" Bruce Bechdel
  • Godspell
    • "Oh God, I'm dead..." Jesus
  • Hamilton
    • "Tomorrow there'll be more of us..." John Laurens
    • "Un deux trois..." Phillip Hamilton
    • "Raise a glass to freedom..." Alexander Hamilton
  • Into the Woods
    • "I'M NOT THE LAD!" The Narrator
    • "Because of the way you treated me, I'll never, never be happy!" Rapunzel. At least, these are the last words we actually hear her say in a scene prior to her death, aside from screaming.
    • "Jack..." Jack's Mother
    • "And now it's time to leave the woods." The Baker's Wife
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    • "You have murdered me, murdered me, murdered me...." Judas
    • "Father! Into your hands I commend my spirit!" Jesus, but you should know this.
  • Les Misérables
    • "And tell Cosette I love her and I'll see her when I wake." Fantine
    • "And rain will make the flowers...." Eponine
    • "So you'd better run for cover when the pup grows..." Gavroche
    • "Let others rise to take our place until the Earth is FREE!" Enjolras
    • "There is nowhere I can turn; there is nowhere to go OOOOOONNNN!" Javert
    • "To love another person is to see the face of God," OR "Forgive me of my trespasses and take me to your glory," depending on the production and staging Jean Valjean
  • The Little Mermaid
    • "Who, moi? Why, I couldn't hurt a minnow...." Ursula
  • A Little Night Music
    • "Only the last." Madame Armfeldt
  • Little Shop of Horrors
    • "Are you satisfied? I've laughed myself to..." Orin Scrivello
    • "Seymour? Seymour?! SEYMOUR?! SEYMOOOOOOOOOOOOOUR!!!!!" Mr. Mushnik
    • "I'm feeling strangely happy now, contented and serene. Oh don't you see, finally I'll be, somewhere that's green..." Audrey
    • "Open up! Open up! OPEN UP!!! NOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!" Seymour Krelborn
  • Man of La Mancha
    • "Whithersoever they blow, onward to glory... I... go..." Alonso Quijana/Don Quixote
  • Matilda
    • "Love our girl with everything. She is everything." The Acrobat
    • "This demon! This villain! This monster! She has sullied the memory of my wife! She has betrayed the trust of her own sister! She has shown cruelty to the most precious reality of my marriage! Bullying children is a game, is it? Well, let us see what this creature thinks she can do when the wrath of a grown man stands before her!" The Escapologist (Magnus Honey)
  • The Mousetrap
    • "Here—what are you doing? Why did you turn out the light?" Mrs. Boyle
  • Ragtime
    • "President! Mr. President!!" Sarah
    • "Thank you for your kindness to my family." Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
  • RENT
    • "Take me, take me, I love you." Angel Dumott Schunard
    • "I should tell you... I love you." Mimi Marquez. She gets better.
  • Rock of Ages
    • "What?!" Dennis Dupree
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
    • "All right, then. I don't care. I've had enough. To tell you the truth, I'm relieved." Rosencrantz
    • "Now you see me, now you—" Guildenstern
  • The Sorcerer:
    • "Be happy all/Leave me in my despair/I go/It matters not with who/Or where." John Wellington Wells
  • Spring Awakening
    • "So dark. So dark. So dark...." Moritz Stiefel
    • "Mama, don't leave me! Mama???!!!" Wendla Bergman
  • Sunday In The Park With George
    • "Goodbye, Mama." Marie
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    • "You like-a my plan?" Adolfo Pirelli
    • "Well, sir, I take that very kindly." Beadle Bamford
    • "Fire, and I will stop!" Jonas Fogg
    • "Hey! Don't I know you, mister?" Lucy Barker
    • "Benjamin Barker!" Judge Turpin
    • "Just keep living it, really living it–" Mrs. Lovett
    • "And she was beautiful. And she was virtuous. And he was...naïve." Sweeney Todd
  • Titanic
  • Urinetown
    • "Remember me, boys! Oh God, what have I done? Remember me!" Joseph "Old Man" Strong
    • "If only–" Bobby Strong
    • "Well, that went pretty well." Officer Barrel
    • "And what if I am flying the coop? What if I'm actually on my way to the airport right now to catch the last flight out to Rio? What would you say to that? Hmmm?" Senator Fipp
    • "Can I come?" Mrs. Millennium
    • "I regret nothing! You hear me? Nothing! Maybe I was a bad father and a cruel and vicious man! But I kept the pee off the street and the water in the ground! You hear me? I kept the water in the ground!" Caldwell B. Cladwell
    • "We see a river flowing for freedom; we see a river just in view. You see a river flowing for freedom; you see a river straight and true." Hope Cladwell (eventually)
  • West Side Story
    • "Hold him!" Riff
    • "Come on, you yellow-bellied Polack bas-" Bernardo
    • "Hold my hand and I'll take you there, someday, somehow..." Tony
  • Wicked
    • "You have to hide. No one can know you were here. Hide yourself!" Elphaba, although the audience finds out that she only fakes her demise.
  • Witness for the Prosecution
    • "I've got the money. I've been acquitted, and I can't be tried again, so don't go shooting off your mouth, or you'll just get yourself hanged as an accessory after the fact." Leonard Vole
  • The Wiz
    • "Look what you've done. You ruined me! Water! The only thing I'm powerless against. The only thing that could destroy me! Winkies...help!!" Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West
  • The Yeomen of the Guard:
    • "...Who sipped no sup/And who craved no crumb/As he sighed for the love of a lady." Jack Point

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