Newsies: The Characters
Updated: 1/28/2021
Newsies: The Characters

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  • Jack Kelly
  • Katherine Plumber
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  • Davey and Les Jacobs
  • The charismatic, street-smart leader of the Lower Manhattan Newsies. A gifted artist and secretly a romantic, the 17-year-old dreams of starting a new life in Santa Fe. He would do anything for the boys he's in charge of and becomes the leader of the strike.
  • Crutchie Morris
  • A bright new reporter who volunteers to cover the newsies' strike. Feisty and unapologetic, she's a talented writer ready to prove herself as a serious reporter. Becomes deeply passionate about the strike- and even finds a place of belonging with the boys.
  • Racetrack Higgins
  • Tight-knit brothers who have to help support their family by selling papes. Davey, 17, starts out as a fish-out-of-water among the newsies, nervous about the impending strike. At age 10 (almost!), Les jumps right into the newsies brotherhood and reveres Jack Kelly.
  • Spot Conlon
  • Jack's endlessly optimistic best friend. Although he has a bum leg and has to walk with the aid of a crutch, he doesn't let it slow him down. Fifteen years old, this tough little guy's always got a smile on his face and a zinger up his sleeve.
  • The silly and sarcastic second-in-command of the Lower Manhattan Newsies. Never seen without his cigar, he loves cracking jokes and teasing the other boys- all in good fun though! Has been an orphan and newsie most of his life and loves carrying the banner.
  • The tough-as-nails leader of the Brooklyn newsboys. Stoic and strong, what he lacks in height, he makes up in brawn and brains. He rules Brooklyn with pride. Sort of a mystery for most of the time, the Manhattan boys believe that the is the key to winning the strike.