A. Why not?
A. Historical character is kind of an oxymoron. But I'm going to take the question as it is and respond with a real person(s) who was a character-- larger than life. I would like to meet Bessie Coleman and Josephine Baker, congratulate each on having the courage to be who they were, break rules, defy convention,define themselves--and say "thank you."
A. Hmmm...Maybe Cleopatra--except for that suicide by snake thing. Glad there's no "why" part to this one.
A. Again--on a another day the choices might be different but: Believe in Yourself (The Wiz), Lift Every Voice and Sing, Because You Loved Me, The Hallelujah Chorus, Respect