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Back to School To the Principal’s Office! 21 Broadway Characters That Should Get Detention Slips

From Regina George to Evan Hansen, check out what these bad kids of the stage did to land them in the hot seat.

We don't want to call them villains...some people are simply misunderstood. But these Broadway characters sure have made some questionable choices. 

In celebration of Back to School Week, Playbill picked some fictional stage favorites (even the goody two-shoes) and imagined them in detention. From eating in class to un-sportsmanlike conduct, find out why these big names of Broadway had to stay after school.

Little Shop of Horrors

Audrey II in Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

Dear Evan Hansen

Andrew Feldman as Evan Hansen Photo by Nathan Johnson

Mean Girls

Taylor Louderman in Mean Girls Photo by Joan Marcus

The Phantom of the Opera

Ben Crawford in The Phantom of the Opera Photo by Matthew Murphy


Patrick Page in Hadestown Photo by Matthew Murphy


Laura Bell Bundy in Hairspray Photo by Paul Kolnik


Bertie Carvel in Matilda Photo by Joan Marcus

The Lion King

Stephen Carlile in The Lion King Deen van Meer


Jane Lynch in Annie Photo by Joan Marcus


Dennis Stowe in Aladdin Photo by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made

Something Rotten

Christian Borle in Something Rotten Joan Marcus


Patti LuPone in Gypsy Photo by Joan Marcus

Les Misérables

Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle in Les Misérables Photo by Michael Le Poer

Sweeney Todd

Annie Golden in Sweeney Todd Photo by Jon Gardiner


Jessica Keenan Wynn in Heathers The Musical Photo by Chad Batka


Alex Brightman and company of Beetlejuice Photo by Matthew Murphy

Beauty and the Beast

Burke Moses and Kenny Raskin in Beauty and The Beast Photo by Joan Marcus

Be More Chill

Jason Tam in Be More Chill Photo by Maria Baranova

Spring Awakening

Lea Michele and Jonothan Groff in Spring Awakening Photo by Joan Marcus

Into the Woods

Heather Headley in Into The Woods Photo by Joan Marcus

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