'Cats' Musical Wiki

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

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

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

Cast 1

Cast 2

Cast 3

Cast 4

Cast 5

Cast 6

Cast 7

Cast 8

Cast 9

Cast 10

Cast 11

Cast 12

Paris 2015

Vienna 2019