Shrek Character Descriptions

  • Shrek Character Descriptions


    Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. 

    "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.


     A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.

    Male - Vocal range  A2- G#4

     Princess Fiona

    The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.

    Female - Vocal range F3-G6


    A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad's guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek's looks and practically forces himself into his good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimistic with heart.

    Male/Female - Vocal range C3-B4

     Lord Farquaad

    The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Doubles as GUARD in swamp and KNIGHT in "Forever".

    Male - Vocal range B2-D5


    A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter. Doubles as MAMA BEAR and DULOC PERFORMER

    Female - Vocal range F3-Eb5


    A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. Puppet. Doubles as WICKED WITCH and BLUEBIRD.

    Female - Vocal range B3-C#5


    The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying. Doubles as DULOC PERFORMER and KNIGHT in "Forever".

    Male/Female - Vocal range E3-F#4


    Famous adversary of Little Red Riding Hood. Doubles as THELONIUS, DULOC PERFORMER, KNIGHT in "Forever", BISHOP, GRUMPY DWARF.

    Male/Female - Vocal range E3-F#4


    Princess Fiona as a little girl. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Teen Fiona and Fiona. 

    Female – Soprano with Strong Belt


    Princess Fiona as a teenager. Sings a solo in “I Know It’s Today” with Young Fiona and Fiona.

    Female – Soprano with Strong Belt 


    Fairytale Creatures 

    Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf, Three Blind Mice, Guards, Knights, Rats, Townspeople, Thelonius the Executioner,  Dragon Body/Singers, Priest, Blind Mice, Magic Mirror, Grumpy Dwarf.