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This is the gallery for the character of Rum Tum Tugger's basic, pre-solo look. Both the classic Rockstar Tugger and the short-lived Street Cat version wore this outfit in the first scenes; the Rockstar changes wig and adds items over the basic costume (typically collar, belt, gloves, a garter or sash tied around one leg, different shoes, and of course the mane); while the Street Cat and Broadway revival style costumes require a complete costume change for the performer. (Note that some backstage photos of Rockstar Tugger show the actor not wearing the mane, but otherwise wearing the wig, makeup, and other accessories of the full character: these photos should be counted as Rockstar Tugger, not Chorus Tugger.)

Chorus Tugger only appears in "Jellicle Songs" and "The Naming of Cats" before the performer changes into his full costume.

Whether this ensemble identity is meant to be Rum Tum Tugger or an entirely separate character depends on the production. In the Broadway revival for example, the character was given the name "Bill Bailey" and seemed to be unrelated to Tugger.


UK Productions[]

Original London Production[]

Paul Nicholas in the Original Cast, 1981

Subsequent London Casts[]

1998 Film[]

John Partridge as Tugger

UK Tours[]

UK Tour 1989[]

UK Tour 1993-95[]

UK/European Tour 2003-2009[]

UK/European Tour 2013-14[]

London / Blackpool Revival[]

UK/International Tour[]

UK Tour 2016

UK Tour 2017

UK Tour 2018 (01/2018-10/2018)

UK Tour 2018 (12/2018-04/2019)

UK Tour 2019

UK Tour 2022

US Productions[]

Original Broadway Production[]

Subsequent Broadway Casts[]

US Tours 1-4[]

US Tour 5[]

Broadway Revival[]

The Broadway revival specifically names the chorus Tugger identity as "Bill Bailey", bearing no relation to the kitten Bill Bailey in other productions.

US Tour 6[]

Equity Cast[]

Non-Equity Cast[]



Japanese Productions[]

Tokyo 1995[]

Nagoya 1999[]

Shizuoka 2013[]

Fukuoka 2014[]

Osaka 2016[]

Tokyo 2018[]

Fukuoka 2021[]

Nagoya 2022[]

Shizuoka 2024[]

Australian Productions[]

Australia Tour 1993[]

Australian Circus Tent Tour[]

Australasia 2007-2010[]

Asia Tour 2014[]

Australia NZ 2015[]

Asia Tour 2017[]

Asia Tour 2020[]

Taiwan 2022

Asia Tour 2022-2023[]

German Productions[]

Hamburg 1986 - 2001[]

Stuttgart 2001-02[]

Berlin 2002-04[]

Düsseldorf 2004 / German Tour 2005[]

German Tent Tour 2010-2013[]

Other Productions[]


Vienna 1983-1990[]

Toronto 1985/Canadian Tour[]

Amsterdam 1987[]

Paris 1989[]


Zurich 1991 / Euro Tour 1994[]

Antwerp 1996[]


South Africa/World Tour 2001-05[]

Copenhagen 2002[]

Madrid 2003[]

Moscow 2005[]

Dutch Tour 2006[]

South Korea 2008[]


Brazil 2010[]

South Korea 2011[]

China 2012[]

Oasis of the Seas 2014[]

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Cast 6

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Cast 8

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Cast 11

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Paris 2015[]

Vienna 2019[]