CLOSETED GAY CHARACTERS IN MUSICAL THEATER

  1. The Phantom (Phantom of the Opera)
    He shows his "love" for a beautiful woman by giving her voice lessons.
  2. All the nuns (The Sound of Music)
    Married to God but in love with Maria
  3. Tommy Djillas (The Music Man)
    No straight man dances like that...
  4. Baby John (West Side Story)
    He joined a gang so he could spend all day with sexy male ballerinas
  5. Bud Frump (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
    He spends all his time watching Pierpont in secret while being judgmental and catty.
  6. Mama Rose (Gypsy)
    Herbie was just a pawn in her game.
  7. General Cartwright (Guys and Dolls)
    Definition of a butch
  8. Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady)
    He's a "confirmed bachelor" who dresses a girl up in lovely dresses
  9. Lumiere and Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast)
    They bicker in public but what happenes in the cupboard stays in the cupboard.
  10. Cousin Nettie (Carousel)
    She has a whole song that is an ode to June "busting all over"
  11. Thenardier (Les Miserables)
    Mme. Thenardier is just a big drag queen.
  12. Cosmo Brown (Singin in the Rain)
    He's been in love with Don Lockwood since they were kids.
  13. Kurt von Trapp (The Sound of Music)
    That note in So Long Farewell. Need I say more?