- A young gentleman from the country, in love with Gwendolen Fairfax.
- A young gentleman from London, the nephew of Lady Bracknell, in love with Cecily Cardew.
- A young lady, loved by Jack Worthing.
- A society lady, Gwendolen’s mother.
- A young lady, the ward of Jack Worthing.
- Cecily’s governess
The Reverend Canon Chasuble
- The priest of Jack’s parish
- Algernon’s butler
- Jack’s servant