Amanda Wingfield The mother whose husband deserted her years ago leaving her with a son and daughter to raise. She lives partially in the world of her youth and her gentlemen callers in order to escape the brutalities of today's world.
Tom Wingfield Her son who is employed in a shoe warehouse in order to support the family. He is a poet by nature and feels that his environment is destroying his creative abilities.
Laura Wingfield The daughter who is slightly crippled. She has retreated from this world and lives in a world of old phonograph records and little glass animals.
Jim O'Connor The "emissary" from the world of reality. He is the average or ordinary young man who brings a touch of the common world into the Wingfield world of dreams.