17 thoughts on “50 Best Musical Theater Songs (for Male & Female Singers)

  1. did anyone else notice that it said “I could have danced all night” is from The King and I? It’s from My Fair Lady. Most of these are also way overdone. Never audition with “Think of Me”. Also, the name of the song from Rent under both male and female audition songs is “take me or leave me” not “take me for what I am”.

  2. Pulled is not a song an alto should sing. Yeah, some altos might be able to hit some of the higher notes but not all altos can.

  3. so many of these are backwards, “there’s a fine, fine line” should be sung by and alto and “pulled” is defiantly more of a soprano song over an alto song

  4. Please check out the various web pages of audition songs to avoid! The songs above are fantastic songs, but most of them are over done and audition panels want to hear something else.

  5. I kind of want to call in question the education of the author…

    The song you posted from the producers… is actually for a Baritone/Low Tenor. The vocal range is A3 to Eb5… which if you want to be exact, is just slightly low/out of range for a tenor. I have ONE year of high school choir 10 years ago, and I could HEAR it.

    We exist.

    Stop perpetuating the stigma on the limitations our voices have.

    Female
    Sopranino (A3-)D4-C6(-F6)
    Soprano (F#3-)B3-A5(-D6)
    Treble (F3-)Bb3-Ab5(-Db6) (This voice type applies to children under about 11, primarily boys whose voices haven’t changed yet, although some people classify them as Sopranos, Altos, etc…)
    Mezzo-Soprano (E3-)A3-G5(-C6)
    Alto (D3-)G3-F5(-Bb5)
    Contralto (C3-)F3-Eb5(-Ab5)

    Male
    Countertenor (Bb2-)Eb3-Db5(-F#5)
    High Tenor (G#2-)C#3-B4(-E5)
    Tenor (G2-)C3-Bb4(-Eb5)
    Low Tenor (F2-)Bb2-Ab4(-Db5)
    High Baritone (Eb2-)Ab2-F#4(-B4)
    Baritone (D2-)G2-F4(-Bb4)
    Bass-Baritone (C2-)F2-Eb4(-Ab4)
    Bass (B1-)E2-D4(-G4)
    Low Bass (F1-)Bb1-Ab3(-Db4)
    Octavist (B0-)E1-D3(-G3)

  6. Most of these songs are way over-used. Also tip for the audience, If you are auditioning for a certain musical, most directors don’t like it when you sing a song from that specific show. If you are trying out for a specific role, an example; Jasmine from Aladdin the Musical, (unless assigned) DO NOT SING “A Whole New World”. It would be craftier if you sang a song such as “Part of Your World” because the songs are very much similar and the two female roles (Jasmine and Ariel) have very similar vocal ranges.

  7. hey so im a low tenor (chest voice) but my falsettos are realy high i was thinking about fortune favors the brave but i just cant find a song i wanna sing in a baritone tone but go to high notes with tenor tone with my head voice what is the best song for me please help me??!!!?!?

  8. “Maria” is a chancy option as an audition song. While it is a beautiful song and really shows off your range, it’s incredibly difficult to sight-read on piano (it’s got a lot of accidentals) and if you’re bringing sheet music to the audition, there’s a good chance that the piano player may not play it well. It happened to me. 🙁

  9. I would recommend “In short” from ‘Edges’ if your looking for a more comedic role. The first part has a few high notes so I would only recommend it to sopranos and high altos.

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