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How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Character Descriptions

J. Pierrepont Finch
a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company.
Rosemary Pilkington
a secretary at the World Wide Wicket Company who instantly falls in love with Finch.
J.B. Biggley
The boss of the World Wide Wicket Company.
Bud Frump
Biggley's arrogant and lazy nephew.
Hedy LaRue
Biggley's attractive and dim-witted mistress.
Miss Jones
Biggley's immovable secretary who is charmed by Finch.
Book voice
the “voice” of the book How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying which narrates the musical
Mr. Bert Bratt
Personnel manager
Mr. Twimble
Head of the mailroom for 25 years; finally gets promoted to the shipping department.
Rosemary's best friend and fellow secretary at the World Wide Wicket Company
Mr. Milton Gatch
head of the Plans and Systems department
Miss Krumholtz
a secretary of Mr. Gatch, then J. Pierrepont Finch.
Mr. Benjamin Burton Daniel Ovington
prospective head of the advertising department until Finch reveals that he has graduated from Biggley's college's archrival; he is often referred to in the show by his initials, “BBDO”.
Mr. Wally Womper
the Chairman of the World Wide Wicket Company. He is traditionally played by the same actor as Twimble.
Executives and Secretaries

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