Next to Normal Character Descriptions

Brian Yorkey
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Character Descriptions

Diana - This is the central character and protagonist.

Dan - This character is the protagonist's husband who is, in many ways, passive-aggressive, disguising his need to control with apparent compassion.

Natalie - This is the protagonist's daughter, a moody sixteen-year-old who, as the stage directions put it, is trying to be perfect.

Gabe (the delusion) - This character first appears as a healthy, attractive eighteen-year-old but as the narrative quickly reveals, he actually died when he was an infant.

Gabe (the reality) - This character died sixteen years before the musical begins, when he was approximately two years old.

Henry - This character is described in stage directions as a musician, a romantic, a stoner, a slacker and a philosopher king.

Dr. Madden - This character is the psychiatric therapist of the protagonist and is described as ageless.

Dr. Fine - This character is the protagonist's...

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