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113 Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone

113 Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone - Rebecca Reid Vocal Studio

The Golden Age of Musical Theatre stands as a cornerstone in musical theatre's history, a period that shaped and defined the essence of musical storytelling. Spanning roughly from the 1940s to the 1960s, this era witnessed an explosion of creativity, introducing timeless classics that continue to resonate with audiences today. Baritone roles played a pivotal part in this era, bringing depth, emotion, and an enduring allure to musical performances. Their songs, characterised by their range and emotional resonance, left an indelible mark on audiences, elevating the storytelling and adding layers of richness to the stage.

During this transformative era, the Golden Age of Musical Theatre was not merely a theatrical phenomenon; it became an integral part of cultural history. Composers like Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, and Jule Styne, alongside lyricists such as Oscar Hammerstein II and Stephen Sondheim, crafted masterpieces that redefined musical theatre. Productions like West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and The Sound of Music didn't just entertain; they became cultural touchstones, shaping the aspirations and imaginations of audiences around the world.

The enduring influence of these baritone songs stretches far beyond their original performances. They've woven themselves into the very fabric of musical theatre and popular culture, leaving an indelible mark that persists through generations. These songs, with their emotive storytelling and melodic brilliance, continue to resonate with performers and audiences alike. They're not just musical numbers but windows into the human experience, capturing emotions and narratives that transcend time and space. Their impact is felt not only on the stage but also in the hearts of those who experience their magic.

These 113 Golden Age Musical Theatre songs for baritone serve as a wellspring of inspiration for aspiring performers, offering a treasure trove of material to explore and interpret. They challenge singers to embrace the emotional depth and technical prowess required to bring these timeless compositions to life. Their ability to evoke emotions and tell stories through music remains unparalleled, ensuring their relevance in contemporary performances and adaptations.


Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone

  1. A Fellow Needs a Girl - Allegro (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  2. All At Once You Love Her - Pipe Dream (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  3. All Of You - Silk Stockings (Porter)

  4. All Through The Night - Anything Goes (Porter)

  5. A Quiet Girl - Wonderful Town (Berstein, Comden & Green)

  6. A Rhyme For Angela - The Firebrand of Florence (Weill & Gershwin)

  7. As Some Day It May Happen - The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)

  8. Bye Bye Baby - Gentleman Prefer Blondes (Styne & Robin)

  9. Cool - West Side Story (Berstein & Sondheim)

  10. Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? - Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  11. Edelweiss - The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  12. Fate - Kismet (Forrest & Wright)

  13. Get Me to the Church on Time - My Fair Lady (Loewe & Lerner)

  14. I'm a Bad, Bad Man - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  15. I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua - Kiss Me, Kate (Porter)

  16. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - My Fair Lady (Loewe & Lerner)

  17. If I Loved You - Carousel (Hammerstein)

  18. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - Porgy & Bess (Gershwin)

  19. It's All Right With Me - Can-Can (Porter)

  20. It's Love - Wonderful Town (Berstein, Comden & Green)

  21. Jet Song - West Side Story (Berstein & Sondheim)

  22. Joey, Joey, Joey - The Most Happy Fella (Loesser)

  23. Just In Time - Bells Are Ringing (Styne, Comden & Green)

  24. Leaning On A Lamp Post - Me and My Girl (Gay, Furber & Rose)

  25. Lonely Room - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  26. Lonely Town - On the Town (Berstein, Comden & Green)

  27. Long Before I Knew You - Bells Are Ringing (Styne, Comden & Green)

  28. Lost In The Stars - Lost in the Stars (Weill & Anderson)

  29. Luck Be A Lady - Guys and Dolls (Loesser)

  30. Lucky To Be Me - On the Town (Berstein, Comden & Green)

  31. Mack The Knife - The Threepenny Opera (Weill & Brecht)

  32. Marian The Librarian - The Music Man (Wilson)

  33. More I Cannot Wish You - Guys and Dolls (Loesser)

  34. My Defenses Are Down - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  35. My Time Of Day - Guys and Dolls (Loesser)

  36. Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  37. Ol' Man River - Show Boat (Kern, Hammerstein & Wodehouse)

  38. Once In Love With Amy - Where’s Charley? (Loesser)

  39. Relax - Wish You Were Here (Rome)

  40. September Song - Knickerbocker Holiday (Weill & Anderson)

  41. Soliloquy - Carousel (Hammerstein)

  42. Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  43. Ten Minutes Ago - Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  44. The Girl That I Marry - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  45. The Highest Judge Of All - Carousel (Hammerstein)

  46. The Man I Used To Be - Pipe Dream (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  47. There's Nowhere To Go But Up - Knickerbocker Holiday (Weill & Anderson)

  48. The Sadder But Wiser Girl - The Music Man (Wilson)

  49. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  50. They Call The Wind Maria - Paint Your Wagon (Loewe & Lerner)

  51. This Can't Be Love - The Boys from Syracuse (Rodgers & Hart)

  52. This Nearly Was Mine - South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  53. Thousands Of Miles - Lost in the Stars (Weill & Anderson)

  54. Wand'rin' Star - Paint Your Wagon (Loewe & Lerner)

  55. Were Thine That Special Face - Kiss Me, Kate (Porter)

  56. What Chance Have I with Love? - Louisiana Purchase (Berlin)

  57. When I Was A Lad - HMS Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan)

  58. When You're Lying Awake - Iolanthe (Gilbert & Sullivan)

  59. Where Is The Life That Late I Led? - Kiss Me, Kate (Porter)

  60. With a Little Bit of Luck - My Fair Lady (Loewe & Lerner)

  61. Wouldn't You Like To Be On Broadway  - Street Scene (Weill & Hughes)

  62. Ya Got Trouble - The Music Man (Wilson)

  63. You're The Fairest Flower - Little Mary Sunshine (Besoyan)

  64. All Of My Life - Do Re Mi (Styne, Comden & Green)

  65. A Lot of Livin' to Do - Bye Bye Birdie (Strouse & Stewart)

  66. A Rainbow - Minnie’s Boys (Grossman & Hackady)

  67. A Secretary Is Not a Toy - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Loesser)

  68. A Wonderful Day Like Today - The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd (Newley & Bricusse)

  69. Bring Me My Bride - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  70. C'est Moi - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  71. Camelot - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  72. Colorado - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Wilson)

  73. Come Back To Me - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

  74. Don't Go - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  75. Dulcinea - Man of La Mancha (Leigh & Darion)

  76. Everybody Ought To Have A Maid - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  77. Everybody Says Don't - Anyone Can Whistle (Sondheim)

  78. Funeral Tango (Le Tango Funebre) - Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Brel, Shuman & Blau)

  79. Gonna Be Another Hot Day - 110 in the Shade (Schmidt & Jones)

  80. Gonna Build A Mountain - Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (Newley & Bricusse)

  81. Grand Knowing You - She Loves Me (Bock & Harnick)

  82. How To Handle A Woman - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  83. I'll Never Say No - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Wilson)

  84. I Don't Remember You - The Happy Time (Kander & Ebb)

  85. If Ever I Would Leave You - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  86. If I Were a Rich Man - Fiddler on the Roof (Bock & Harnick)

  87. Ilona - She Loves Me (Bock & Harnick)

  88. Isn't It? - Saturday Night (Sondheim)

  89. I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  90. Look at That Face - The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd

  91. Mama - Minnie’s Boys (Grossman & Hackady)

  92. Man Of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) - Man of La Mancha (Leigh & Darion)

  93. Molasses to Rum - 1776 (Edwards)

  94. My Home - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Wilson)

  95. My Name - Oliver! (Bart)

  96. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane & Lerner)

  97. Once Upon a Time - All American (Strouse & Adams)

  98. Promises, Promises - Promises, Promises (Bacharach & David)

  99. Put on a Happy Face - Bye Bye Birdie (Strouse & Stewart)

  100. Real Live Girl - Little Me (Coleman, Leigh & Simon)

  101. Reviewing The Situation - Oliver! (Bart)

  102. The Bulls (Les Toros) - Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Brel, Shuman & Blau)

  103. The Impossible Dream (The Quest) - Man of La Mancha (Leigh & Darion)

  104. The Kite (Charlie Brown's Kite) - You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Gesner & Lippa)

  105. There's No Reason in the world - Milk & Honey (Herman)

  106. Those Canaan Days - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  107. Try Me - She Loves Me (Bock & Harnick)

  108. Try To Remember - The Fantasticks (Jones & Schmidt)

  109. What Kind Of Fool Am I? - Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (Newley & Bricusse)

  110. Where Was I When They Passed Out The Luck? - Minnie’s Boys (Grossman & Hackady)

  111. Who Can I Turn To? (When Nobody Needs Me) - The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd (Newley & Bricusse)

  112. With So Little to Be Sure Of - Anyone can Whistle (Sondheim)

  113. Your Eyes Are Blue - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)


The vast array of baritone songs from the Golden Age encapsulates a rich tapestry of emotions, melodies, and storytelling. They represent a diverse spectrum of human experiences, from soaring joys to heart-wrenching sorrows. As we reflect on these classics, it becomes evident that their beauty lies not just in their melodies but in the universality of their themes.

For aspiring performers, these songs are more than musical pieces; they are gateways to understanding the intricacies of performance and storytelling. Embracing these classics is an invitation to explore the nuances of character, emotion, and vocal expression, enriching one's journey as an artist.

So, to those embarking on their musical journey or seeking to broaden their repertoire, delve into these classics with an open heart and an eagerness to interpret them in your unique voice. The richness and depth of the Golden Age baritone songs await your exploration and interpretation.

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* Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for general informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice. Singers and professional voice users should always consult with qualified professionals, such as singing teachers or medical practitioners before making any decisions or taking any actions related to their vocal health and wellbeing.


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