The producers of Beautiful–The Carole King Musical will soon be holding a nationwide open casting call for the title role of musical legend Carole King to capture her early life and celebrated career. Additionally, casting directors are seeking several other strong singing actors to portray an array of other characters. Here are the full character descriptions:

Carole King (20’s) An unassuming, normal Jewish girl from Brooklyn who over the course of the show, finds her own voice and catapults to stardom. Seeking a strong actress with an exceptional voice.
Gerry Goffin (20’s-early 30’s) Dark, smoldering, handsome, and sexy. A talented-but-tortured songwriter, and Carole’s husband/writing partner. Seeking a strong actor who sings.
Barry Mann (20’s-30’s) An appealing, charming, funny, neurotic songwriter from a Jewish family in Brooklyn. Seeking a strong comedic actor with a great high rock tenor voice.
Cynthia Weil (20’s-30’s) A smart, chic, pretty, confident lyricist who partners with Barry. Seeking a strong comedic actress with a strong belt.
The Righteous Brothers/Male Ensemble (20’s-30’s) Seeking strong high rock tenors and strong bass/baritones to play the world famous duo who sing “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.”
The Drifters/Male Ensemble (20’s-30’s) Seeking appealing, charismatic African American singers to play The Drifters who are heavily featured in songs including “Up on the Roof,” and “On Broadway.”
The Shirelles/Female Ensemble (20’s-30’s) Seeking appealing, charismatic African American singers to play The Shirelles who are featured heavily in songs including “One Fine Day,” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.”

Auditions are set to take place in New York City on January 16, Seattle on January 24, Orlando on February 7, Pittsburgh on February 21, and Chicago on February 28th. For more auditioning details, please visit

The hit show opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway last January, and broke all box-office records, becoming the highest grossing production in the Theatre’s history. Producer Paul Blake explained this year’s open-call casting by saying, “Carole is such an all-American girl, and with several productions of ‘Beautiful’ in the works, we’d love to extend the search beyond the New York City actors we know. We’re excited for the opportunity to discover new talent, much like Carole was discovered as a young teen in the 1950’s.”

If you see yourself in the character descriptions, it’s not too late to audition. It would be so fine to see your face on stage!