Musical Theatre Audition Songs for Altos

47+ Musical Theatre Audition Songs for Altos

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I‘ve already written a very detailed post on choosing a standout audition song. I share seven steps to figuring out if the song is right for you and the show you’re auditioning for!

Feel free to take my audition song idea quiz if you’d like!

Or you can just check out my list of songs for altos below!

Audition Song Idea List for Altos

Uptempo for Altos:

  • “Adelaide’s Lament”: Guys and Dolls*
  • “Broadway Baby”: Follies
  • “Welcome to Nowhere”: The Band’s Visit
  • “Deep Love”: Young Frankenstein 
  • “Land of Yesterday”: Anastasia
  • “Don’t Tell Mama”: Cabaret**
  • “I Get a Kick Out of You”: Anything Goes
  • “You’re the Top”: Anything Goes
  • “It’s a Perfect Relationship”: Bells Are Ringing
  • “I Ain’t Down Yet”: The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • “Special”: Avenue Q
  • “There’s a Fine, Fine Line”: Avenue Q*  
  • “Wait a Bit”: Just So
  • “Livin’ It Up on Top”: Hadestown
  • “Chanson”: The Baker’s Wife
  • “Nobody’s Chasing Me”: Out of This World
  •  “City Lights”: The Act
  • “I Got the Sun in the Morning”: Annie Get Your Gun*
  • “No Time At All”: Pippin
  • “If You Knew My Story”: Bright Star
  • “Lost and Found”: City of Angels
  • “Nobody’s Side”: Chess
  • “Maybe I Like It This Way”: Wild Party
  • “That Mister Man of Mine”: Dames at Sea
  • “A Little Girl from Little Rock”: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • “A Trip to the Library”: She Loves Me
  • “No More Fear”: Freaky Friday
  • “Gotta Get Out”: Ordinary Days 
  • “No Time At All”: Pippin
  • “I’m the Greatest Star”: Funny Girl*
  • “The Gentleman is a Dope”: Allegro
  • “So What?”: Cabaret
  • “I Want to Go to Hollywood”: Grand Hotel

Ballads for Altos:

  • “What Is A Woman”: I Do! I Do!
  • “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm”: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • “Close the Door”: Anastasia
  • “Do You Love Me?”: Fiddler on the Roof
  • “How I Feel”: The Me Nobody Knows
  • “Wait”: Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • “One Hundred Easy Ways to Lose a Man”: Wonderful Town
  • “The Colors of My Life”: Barnum
  • “Goodbye My Love”: Ragtime
  • “As Long As He Needs Me”: Oliver! 
  • “Days of Plenty”: Little Women
  • “Stop and See Me”: Weird Romance
  • “I Still Believe in Love”: They’re Playing Our Song 
  • “With Every Breath I Take”: City of Angels
  • “The Boy Next Door”: Meet Me in St. Louis
  • “If He Really Knew Me”: They’re Playing Our Song*
  • “Disneyland”: Smile
  • “Stumble Along”: The Drowsy Chaperone
  • “The Hill”: Once
  • “You Don’t Know This Man”: Parade
  • “Something Better Better Happen”: Little Miss Sunshine
  • “Keepin’ Outta Mischief Now”: Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • “Right as the Rain”: Bloomer Girl

*Could be overdone. If you can rock it, do it!

**Content could be inappropriate for some auditions.

I’ll continue to add to this list for altos whenever I come across more songs!

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