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#068: 228 Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone/Bass


228 Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone/Bass - Rebecca Reid Vocal Studio


When it comes to building your repertoire for auditions, competitions and performances, choosing the right songs is important.


By carefully selecting a diverse range of songs and styles you can create a well-rounded repertoire package that showcases your full range of vocal skills and provides a clear picture of who you are as an artist.


In this blog post, I’ve listed 228 Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone/Bass to create and/or renew your repertoire list.

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Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone/Bass

  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)

 

Post Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Baritone/Bass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Camelot - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  9. Colorado - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Wilson)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. Molasses to Rum - 1776 (Edwards)

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

  32. My Name - Oliver! (Bart)

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

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

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

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

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

  38. Reviewing The Situation - Oliver! (Bart)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PreContemporary Musical Theatre songs for Baritone/Bass

  1. All I Care About - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  2. At Night She Comes Home To Me - Baby (Shire & Maltby, Jr.)

  3. Drink with Me (To Days Gone By) - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  4. Empty Chairs At Empty Tables - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  5. Fear No More - The Frogs (Sondheim)

  6. Funny - City of Angels (Coleman & Zippel)

  7. Gaston - Beauty and the Beast (Menken, Ashman & Rice)

  8. Gigi - Gigi (Loewe & Lerner)

  9. Good Thing Going - Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim)

  10. Greased Lightnin' - Grease (Jacobs, Casey & Farrar)

  11. Guido's Song - Nine (Yeston)

  12. Happily Ever After - Company (Sondheim)

  13. Heroes All Around - Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (hood)

  14. I'll Be Here - The Wild Party (Lippa)

  15. I've Heard It All Before - Shenandoah (Geld & Udell)

  16. I Confess - Footloose (Snow & Pitchford)

  17. If I Can't Love Her - Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical (Menken, Ashman & Rice)

  18. If I Sing - Closer Than Ever (Shire & Maltby, Jr.)

  19. I Hate Musicals - Ruthless (Laird)

  20. In Every Age - Titanic (Yeston & Tunick)

  21. In Praise Of Women - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  22. I Rise Again - On the Twentieth Century (Coleman)

  23. Is This What You Call Love? - Passion (Sondheim)

  24. It's Hard To Speak My Heart - Parade (Brown)

  25. It's Not Where You Start - Seesaw (Coleman & Fields)

  26. It Took Me A While - John & Jen (Lippa)

  27. I Won't Send Roses - Mack and Mabel (Herman)

  28. Javert's Suicide - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  29. Justice Will Be Done - Martin Guerre (Schonberg)

  30. King's Dilemma - Victor/Victoria (Mancini, Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  31. Laughing Matters - When Pigs Fly (Gallagher & Waldrop)

  32. Lost In The Darkness - Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  33. Lullaby of Broadway - 42nd Street (Warren)

  34. Make Them Hear You - Ragtime (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  35. Man About Town - Young Frankenstein (Brooks)

  36. Marriage Proposal - March of the Falsettos (Finn)

  37. Marry Me A Little - Company (Sondheim)

  38. Marry Me - The Rink (Kander & Ebb)

  39. Masculinity - La Cage Aux Folles (Sondheim)

  40. Me - Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical (Menken, Ashman & Rice)

  41. Meditation I - Shenandoah (Geld & Udell)

  42. Meditation II - Shenandoah (Geld & Udell)

  43. Multitudes Of Amys - Company (Sondheim)

  44. No One Has Ever Loved Me - Passion (Sondheim)

  45. Only With You - Nine (Yeston)

  46. Other Pleasures - Aspects of Love (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hart)

  47. Paris By Night - Victor/Victoria (Mancini, Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  48. Pilate's Dream - Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  49. Pretty Women - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  50. Private Conversation - Side Show (Krieger)

  51. Razzle Dazzle - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  52. River In The Rain - Big River (Miller)

  53. Sam And Me - When Pigs Fly (Gallagher & Waldrop)

  54. Santa Fe - Rent (Larson)

  55. Shouldn't I Be Less in Love with You? - I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Roberts & DiPietro)

  56. Smile - Smile (Hamlisch & Ashman)

  57. Something Was Missing - Annie (Strouse & Charnin)

  58. Sometimes a Day Goes By - Woman of the Year (Kander & Ebb()

  59. Sorry - Grateful - Company (Sondheim)

  60. Stars - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  61. Talent - Road Show (Sondheim)

  62. The Baby Song - I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Roberts & DiPietro)

  63. The Brain - Young Frankenstein (Brooks)

  64. The Colours of My Life - Barnum (Coleman & Stewar)

  65. The Devil You Know - Side Show (Krieger)

  66. The Greatest Star Of All - Sunset Boulevard (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hampton)

  67. The Kid Inside - Is There Life After High School? (Carnelia)

  68. There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute - Barnum (Coleman & Stewar)

  69. There She Is - Titanic (Yeston & Tunick)

  70. The Right Girl - Follies (Sondheim)

  71. The Road You Didn't Take - Follies (Sondheim)

  72. When I First Saw You - Dreamgirls (Krieger)

  73. You Must Meet My Wife - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  74. You Should Be Loved - Side Show (Krieger)

 

Contemporary Musical Theatre songs for Baritone/Bass

  1. Alive! - Death Takes a Holiday (Yeston)

  2. All That's Known - Spring Awakening

  3. Along Came Bialy - The Producers (Brooks)

  4. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python’s Spamalot (Idle, Du Prez & Innes)

  5. Coffee Shop Nights - Curtains (Kander)

  6. Come To An Agreement - Honeymoon in Vegas (Brown)

  7. Fantasies Come True - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  8. Fathoms Below - The Little Mermaid: A Broadway Musical (Menken, Ashman & Slater)

  9. Fifty Checks - Catch Me If You Can (Shaiman & Wittman)

  10. Fight The Dragons - Big Fish (Lippa)

  11. Haben Sie Gehort Das Deutsche Band? (Have You Ever Heard the German Band?) - The Producers (Brooks)

  12. Happy/Sad - The Addams Family (Lippa

  13. How I Am - Little Women (Howland & Dickstein)

  14. How Lucky You Are - Seussical The Musical (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  15. I'd Order Love - First Date (Weiner & Zachary)

  16. I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  17. I Miss the Music - Curtains (Kander)

  18. In Old Bavaria - The Producers (Brooks)

  19. Inutil - In The Heights (Miranda)

  20. I Thought That I Could Live - Death Takes A Holiday (Yeston)

  21. I Wanna Be a Producer - The Producers (Brooks)

  22. I Wish I Could Go Back to College - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  23. Love Sneaks In - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Yazbek)

  24. Marry Well - Grey Gardens (Frankel & Korie)

  25. No Other Way - Tarzan (Collins)

  26. Out Of The Sun - Honeymoon in Vegas (Brown)

  27. Purpose - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  28. Real Life - TICK, TICK ... BOOM! (Larson)

  29. Roberto's Eyes - Death Takes a Holiday (Yeston)

  30. Robin's Song - Monty Python’s Spamalot (Idle, Du Prez & Innes)

  31. Santa Fe - Newsies (Menken & Feldman)

  32. The King of Broadway - The Producers (Brooks)

  33. The Life That You Wished For - Chaplin (Curtis)

  34. Waitin' for the Light to Shine - Big River (Miller)

  35. What Do You Do with a B.A. in English - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  36. When Words Fail - Shrek The Musical (Lindsay-Abaire)

  37. Where Are All The People? Chaplin (Curtis)

  38. Why Does She Love Me? - Love Never Dies (Lloyd-Webber)

  39. Wonderful - Wicked (Schwartz)

  40. Yesterday, Tomorrow And Today - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Yazbek)

  41. You Won't Succeed on Broadway - Monty Python’s Spamalot (Idle, Du Prez & Innes)

 

How to Choose the Right Songs

Choosing the right songs for a musical theatre repertoire list can be a challenging task, but there are several things you can consider to make the process easier:

  1. Identify your vocal range and type - Choose songs that are appropriate for your voice type and range. For example, if you have a lower range, you may want to avoid songs with high notes that you may struggle to hit comfortably.

  2. Consider the show or character - Look at the musicals or characters you are interested in and choose songs that are representative of those styles. If you are auditioning for a specific show, choose songs from that musical that showcase your vocal abilities and fit the tone of the show.

  3. Choose a variety of songs - Don't limit yourself to one particular style or genre. Choose a mix of upbeat and slower songs, and select songs that demonstrate different emotional ranges.

  4. Show off your strengths - Choose songs that highlight your strengths as a performer. If you are a great dancer, pick a song with an upbeat tempo that allows you to showcase your moves. If you have a great voice, choose a song that showcases your range and control.

  5. Avoid overdone songs - While popular songs are popular for a reason, they can also be overdone. Try to choose songs that are not as frequently performed, so you can stand out from the crowd.

  6. Seek advice - Don't be afraid to ask for help from singing teachers, directors, or other performers. They can provide valuable insight and feedback on the songs you choose and help you make the best selections for your repertoire list.

Overall, choosing the right songs for a musical theatre repertoire list takes time and careful consideration, but by following these guidelines, you can make the process a bit easier and ensure that you are showcasing your talent to the best of your ability.

 

It is also important to remember that finding the right songs is a process, and it may take some experimentation to find the songs that showcase your vocal abilities.


Don't be afraid to try out different songs and see what works best for you.


With time and practice, you will be able to create a well-rounded repertoire package that will help you showcase your unique strengths, allow you to give your best performance, and help you stand out as a performer.


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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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