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'West Side Story' Cast List Of The Lead Characters And Supporting Roles

'West Side Story' cast: A complete list of the lead characters and supporting roles in the musical. Read on to know more information and details.

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West Side Story is an upcoming American romantic musical drama directed by Steven Spielberg. The musical is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name and was loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Here is a complete list of the West Side Story cast that will release soon this year.

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Cast of West Side Story

Ansel Elgort as Tony

Ansel Elgort will be seen in the male lead role in the musical. He will portray the character of Tony, who will fall in love member of the rival gang. Their love will not be approved by either gang members. Tony’s character is most likely based on Romeo from the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet.

Rachel Zegler as Maria

Rachel Zegler will be seen portraying the lead role of Maria in the musical. Her role is based on Juliet’s character from Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. She will fall in love with the character of Tony, who will be from a different ethnic background.

West Side Story characters in supporting roles

Like in the play Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story has two rival gangs who belong to two different ethnicities. They shall not approve of Tony and Maria’s love for each other because of their rivalry. Here is a list of supporting cast for the musical.

  • Ariana DeBose as Anita
  • Davis Alvarez as Bernardo
  • Mike Faist as Riff
  • Corey Stoll as Police Lieutenant Schrank
  • Brian d'Arcy James as Police Sergeant Krupke
  • Rita Moreno as Valentina
  • Curtiss Cook as Abe


  • Kevin Csolak as Diesel
  • Ezra Menas as Anybodys
  • Ben Cook as Mouthpiece
  • Sean Harrison Jones as Action
  • Patrick Higgins as Baby John
  • Paloma Garcia-Lee as Graziella
  • Maddie Ziegler as Velma


  • Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino
  • Ana Isabelle as Rosalia
  • Julius Anthony Rubio as Quique
  • Ricardo Zayas as Chago
  • Sebastian Serra as Braulio
  • Carlos Sánchez Falú as Pipo

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