Traditional Audition Songs

Sometimes you just completely stumped what you should sing. Here is a short (!) list of suggestions. For a musical theater audition make sure you perform (ACT IT!) the song, don't just sing it..


I you need the sheet music, try or 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.


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



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



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


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



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


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



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



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!