Audition Songs

Sometimes you are just completely stumped what you should sing for an audition. Here is a list of suggestions. For a musical theater audition make sure you perform (ACT IT!) the song, don't just sing it. Many auditions only require 16 or sometimes even just 8 bars of a song. Pick those bars carefully from the song to strut your stuff: Act the song and show off your vocal range.

 

If you need the sheet music, try  http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/ or http://www.musicnotes.com/. MusicNotes has an on-line low quality midi player so you can get an idea of what the music may sound like before you buy. Transposition is often available on-line after you buy.

MEZZO-SOPRANO

Heaven Help My Heart -- Chess

Someone Like You-- Jekyll and Hyde

Could We Start Again Please - J.C. Superstar

They Say It's Wonderful - Annie Get Your Gun

Aldonza – Man of La Mancha

Someone Else’s Story - Chess

Unusual Way - Nine

The Movie in the Mind - Miss Saigon

A Change in Me - Beauty and the Beast

Suddenly Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors

Your Daddy’s Son – Ragtime

In His Eyes – Jekyll and Hyde

Back to Before - Ragtime
I'd Give My Life For You - Miss Saigon

Send in the Clowns - A Little Night Music

Forgiveness - Jane Eyre

 

Contemporary

Someone Else’s Story - Chess

Unusual Way - Nine

The Movie in the Mind - Miss Saigon
Don’t Rain on My Parade – Funny Girl

Nobody’s Side – Chess

When You’re Good To Mama – Chicago
The Winner Takes It All- Mamma Mia
Living Dead- Jasper in Deadland
21 Guns- American Idiot
Another Day (Mimi’s Part)- RENT
Good Morning Baltimore- Hairspray
Brand New Day- Camp Rock the Musical

This is Me- Camp Rock the Musical
One Night With You- All Shook Up

I Won’t Say I’m In Love- Hercules
God Help the Outcasts -  Hunchback of Notre Dame
Biggest Blame Fool -  Seussical

 

SOPRANO

Light in the Piazza --- The Light in the Piazza

All I Ask of You – The Phantom of the Opera

Come to My Garden – The Secret Garden

Embraceable You – Crazy for You

Falling In Love with Love – The Boys from Syracuse

Finer Things – Jane Eyre

Unusual Way - Nine

My White Knight – The Music Man

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man of Mine - Showboat

Contemporary

Falling In Love with Love – The Boys from Syracuse
Honey, Honey- Mamma Mia
Let’s Hear it For the Boy- Footloose
21 Guns- American Idiot
Do You Know What It’s Like- Zanna Don’t
Popular- Wicked (not recommended: overused!)
Breaking Free- High School Musical
Just Around the Riverbend- Pocahontas

 

ALTO

I Don't Know How to Love Him - J.C Superstar

Everything's Alright - J.C. Superstar

Maybe this Time - Cabaret
What I Did For Love- A Chorus Line

They Say It's Wonderful - Annie Get Your Gun

As Long as He Needs Me - Oliver!

There Are Worse Things I Could Do – Grease

Someone Like You-- Jekyll and Hyde

Hold On - The Secret Garden

With One Look-- Sunset Boulevard

Back to Before - Ragtime

Contemporary
Take A Chance On Me - Mamma Mia
Holding Out For a Hero -  Footloose
I Ain’t Got Time - Zanna Don’t
Take Me Or Leave Me -  RENT
I Know Where I’ve Been -  Hairspray
Hungry for Your Heart -  Jasper in Deadland
Perfect Isn’t Easy -  Oliver and Company
All That Jazz - Chicago
Oh Darling - Across the Universe

 

MEZZO (upbeat)

Don’t Rain on My Parade – Funny Girl

Naughty Baby – Crazy For You

Nobody’s Side – Chess

Maybe This Time- Cabaret

Rose's Turn--Gypsie

When You’re Good To Mama – Chicago

Somewhere That’s Green – Little Shop of Horrors

Leave You – Follies

Last Midnight – Into the Woods

By the Sea – Sweeney Todd

 

YOUNG SOPRANO

I Enjoy Being a Girl--Flower Drum Song

I Feel Pretty – West Side Story

My Favorite Things – Sound of Music
The Girl I Mean To Be- The Secret Garden

Where is Love – Oliver!

Little Lamb – Gypsy

In My Own Little Corner – Cinderella

Maybe - Annie

TENOR (upbeat)

King Herod’s Song – Jesus Christ Superstar

Agony – Into the Woods
With a Little Bit of Luck - My Fair Lady

I Don’t Need Anything But You – Annie

Comedy Tonight – A Funny Thing…Forum

Brotherhood of Man – How To Succeed…Trying

Luck Be A Lady – Guys and Dolls

TENOR

Lily’s Eyes – Secret Garden

Joanna – Sweeney Todd

Giant’s in the Sky – Into The Woods

Being Alive – Company Anthem - Chess

Suddenly Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors

Into the Fire – Scarlet Pimpernel

Lost in the Wilderness – Children of Eden

Corner of the Sky - Pippin
Bui Doi - Miss Saigon
Out There - Hunchback of Notre Dame
Santa Fe - Newsies
On the Street Where You Live - My Fair Lady
Lily's Eyes - Secret Garden
Go the Distance - Hercules
Being Alive - Company

This is the Moment – Jekyll and Hyde

Dancing Through Life – Wicked

Something’s Coming – West Side Story

I Believe In You – How to Succeed…Trying

You’ve Got To be Carefully Taught – South Pacific

Maria – West Side Story

Contemporary

Corner of the Sky - Pippin
Out There - Hunchback of Notre Dame
Santa Fe - Newsies
Go the Distance - Hercules

Dancing Through Life – Wicked
Seize the Day- Newsies
Stroke by Stroke- Jasper in Deadland
I Can’t Stand Still- Footloose
Do You Know What It’s Like- Zanna Don’t
Play My Music- Camp Rock the Musical
Breaking Free- High School Musical
King Herod’s Song – Jesus Christ Superstar

Brotherhood of Man – How To Succeed…Trying

Luck Be A Lady – Guys and Dolls

Being Alive – Company

Into the Fire – Scarlet Pimpernel
Wake Me Up When September Ends- American Idiot
Razzle Dazzle - Chicago
All My Loving -  Across the Universe

 

BARITONE

Anthem – Chess

Dulcina- Man of the Mancha

Who I’d Be – Shrek the Musical
Lonely Room- Oklahoma
I, Don Quixote- Man of La Mancha

I’ll Be Waiting – Peter Pan, A New Musical (2012)

Make Them Hear You – Ragtime

Falcon in the Dive – Scarlet Pimpernel
If I Can't Love Her- Beauty and the Beast

Where’s the Girl – Scarlet Pimpernel

Into the Fire – Scarlet Pimpernel

Some Enchanted Evening- South Pacific 
Music of the Night- Phantom of the Opera 

Pilate’s Dream – Jesus Christ Superstar

The Impossible Dream- Man of La Mancha

This is the Moment – Jekyll and Hyde

If I Would Ever Leave You- Camelot

Something Was Missing - Annie

Anthem – Chess

Who I’d Be – Shrek the Musical

Falcon in the Dive – Scarlet Pimpernel
If I Can't Love Her- Beauty and the Beast

Pilate’s Dream – Jesus Christ Superstar

The Impossible Dream- Man of La Mancha

This is the Moment – Jekyll and Hyde

Knowing Me, Knowing You- Mamma Mia
Sante Fe- RENT
I’ll Cover You (Reprise)- RENT
Blue Suede Shoes- All Shook Up
Mr. Cellophane- Chicago
Hey Jude- Across the Universe

 

YOUNG TENOR

When I Crow – Peter Pan A New Musical (2012)

Consider Yourself – Oliver!

Where is Love – Oliver!
I've Got a Golden Ticket- Willy Wonka

Seize the Day- Newsies
Not While I'm Around- Sweeny Todd
Alone in the Universe- Seussical

Nothing’s Gonna Harm You – Sweeney Todd

Gary, Indiana – The Music Man

Who Will Buy – Oliver!