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#053: 250 Musical Theatre Songs for Mezzo Soprano/Belter


250 Musical Theatre Songs for Mezzo Soprano/Belter - 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 250 Musical Theatre Songs for mezzo soprano/belter to create and/or renew your repertoire list.

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Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Mezzo Soprano/Belter

  1. The Gentleman Is a Dope - Allegro (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  2. I Get a Kick Out of You - Anything Goes (Porter)

  3. Always True to You in My Fashion - Kiss Me, Kate (Porter)

  4. Why Can't You Behave? - Kiss Me, Kate (Porter)

  5. I Cain't Say No - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  6. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  7. I Got Lost in His Arms - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  8. I Got the Sun in the Morning - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  9. They Say It's Wonderful - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  10. You Can't Get a Man With a Gun - Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin)

  11. The Man that Got Away - A Star is Born (film) (Heindorf)

  12. I Wish I Were in Love Again - Babe in Arms (Rodgers & Hart)

  13. Johnny One Note - Babe in Arms (Rodgers & Hart)

  14. The Lady Is a Tramp - Babe in Arms (Rodgers & Hart)

  15. I' m Going Back - Bells Are Ringing (Styne, Comden & Green)

  16. It's a Perfect Relationship - Bells Are Ringing (Styne, Comden & Green)

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

  18. The Party's Over - Bells Are Ringing (Styne, Comden & Green)

  19. Stepsisters' Lament - Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  20. A Little Brains, a Little Talent - Damn Yankees (Adler & Ross)

  21. How Are Things in Glocca Morra? - Finian’s Rainbow (Lane & Harburg)

  22. Look to the Rainbow - - Finian’s Rainbow (Lane & Harburg)

  23. I Enjoy Being a Girl - Flower Drum Song (Rodger & Hammerstein)

  24. Ain't There Anyone Here for Love? - Gentleman Prefer Blondes (Styne & Robin)

  25. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend - Gentleman Prefer Blondes (Styne & Robin)

  26. I Want to Be Bad - Good News (Henderson, DeSylva & Brown)

  27. Adelaide's Lament - Guys & Dolls (Loesser)

  28. Take Back Your Mink - Guys & Dolls (Loesser)

  29. Everything's Coming Up Roses - Gypsy (Styne & Sondheim)

  30. Rose's Turn - Gypsy (Styne & Sondheim)

  31. Small World - Gypsy (Styne & Sondheim)

  32. Some People - Gypsy (Styne & Sondheim)

  33. I Never Has Seen Snow - House of Flowers (Arlen & Capote)

  34. We Deserve Each Other - Me & Juliet (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  35. Shy - Once upon a Mattress (Rodgers & Barer)

  36. Ain't Got No Tears Left - On The Town (Berstein, Comden & Green)

  37. I Can Cook Too - On The Town (Berstein, Comden & Green)

  38. It's a Helluva Way to Run a Love Affair - Plain & Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  39. A Cock-Eyed Optimist - South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  40. Honey Bun - South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  41. I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy - South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  42. I Had Myself a True Love - St. Louis Woman (Arlen & Mercer)

  43. I'm Not at All in Love - The Pajama Game (Adler & Ross)

  44. Shopping Around - Wish you were here (Rome)

  45. One Hundred Easy Ways - Wonderful Town (Berstein, Comden & Green)

 

Post Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Mezzo Soprano/Belter

  1. Anyone Can Whistle - Anyone Can Whistle (Sondheim)

  2. There Won't Be Trumpets - Anyone Can Whistle (Sondheim)

  3. Cabaret - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  4. Don't Tell Mama, What Would You Do? - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  5. Maybe This Time - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  6. Mein Herr - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  7. So What? - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  8. Adventure - Do Re Mi (Styne, Comden & Green)

  9. Don't Rain on My Parade - Funny Girl (Styne & Merrill)

  10. The Music That Makes Me Dance - Funny Girl (Styne & Merrill)

  11. Easy to Be Hard - Hair (MacDermot, Ragni & Rado)

  12. Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Loesser)

  13. Who Knows - I can get it for you wholesale (Rome)

  14. Miss Marmelstein - I can get it for you wholesale (Rome)

  15. If He Walked Into My Life - Mame (Herman)

  16. The Sweetest Sounds - No Strings (Rodgers)

  17. As Long as He Needs Me - Oliver! (Bart)

  18. He Wasn't You - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane & Lerner)

  19. Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane & Lerner)

  20. What Did I Have That I Don't Have? - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane & Lerner)

  21. A Trip to the Library - She Loves Me (Bock & Harnick)

  22. If My Friends Could See Me Now - Sweet Charity (Coleman & Fields)

  23. Where Am I Going - Sweet Charity (Coleman & Fields)

  24. Gorgeous - The Apple Tree (Bock & Harnick)

  25. I Ain't Down Yet - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Willson)

  26. My New Philosophy - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Gesner)

  27. Life Is - Zorba (Kander & Ebb)

 

Pre Contemporary Musical Theatre songs for Mezzo Soprano/Belter

  1. Send in the Clowns - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  2. The Miller's Son - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  3. Live out Loud - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  4. A Change in Me - Beauty & the Beast (Menken, Rice & Ashman)

  5. Class - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  6. Funny Honey - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  7. Nowadays - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  8. Roxie - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  9. When You're Good to Mama - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  10. Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Evita (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  11. I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You - Evita (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  12. Ah, But Underneath - Follies (Sondheim)

  13. Broadway Baby, Could I Leave You - Follies (Sondheim)

  14. Downtown - Follies (Sondheim)

  15. I' m Still Here - Follies (Sondheim)

  16. In Buddy's Eyes - Follies (Sondheim)

  17. Losing My Mind - Follies (Sondheim)

  18. Uptown - Follies (Sondheim)

  19. Last Midnight - Into the Woods (Sondheim)

  20. Moments in the Woods - Into the Woods (Sondheim)

  21. A New Life - Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  22. Someone Like You - Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  23. I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  24. On My Own - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  25. My Husband Makes Movies - Nine (Yeston)

  26. By the Sea - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  27. The Worst Pies in London - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  28. Dance: Ten - A Chorus Line (Hamlisch & Kleban)

  29. Looks: Three - A Chorus Line (Hamlisch & Kleban)

  30. Nothing - A Chorus Line (Hamlisch & Kleban)

  31. The Music and the Mirror - A Chorus Line (Hamlisch & Kleban)

  32. What I Did for Love - A Chorus Line (Hamlisch & Kleban)

  33. I Know the Truth - Aida (John & Rice)

  34. The Past Is Another Land - Aida (John & Rice)

  35. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now - Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Waller)

  36. The Music Still Plays On - A New Brain (Finn)

  37. Anything But Lonely - Aspects of Love (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hart)

  38. The Story Goes On - Baby (Shire & Maltby, Jr.)

  39. Fifty Percent - Ballroom (Goldenberg, Bergman & Bergman)

  40. The Colors of My Life - Barnum (Coleman & Stewart)

  41. Memory - Cats (Lloyd-Webber, Eliot, Nunn & Stilgoe)

  42. Heaven Help My Heart - Chess (Andersson & Ulvaeus)

  43. Someone Else's Story - Chess (Andersson & Ulvaeus)

  44. Children of Eden - Children of Eden (Schwartz)

  45. What You Don't Know About Women - City of Angels (Coleman & Zippel)

  46. Another Hundred People - Company (Sondheim)

  47. The Ladies Who Lunch - Company (Sondheim)

  48. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Dreamgirls (Krieger & Eyen)

  49. I Am Changing - - Dreamgirls (Krieger & Eyen)

  50. Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens - Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Hood & Russell)

  51. Holding to the Ground - Falsettos (Finn)

  52. Think of Meryl Streep - Fame (Margoshes & Levy)

  53. Can You Find It in Your Heart? - Footloose (Snow & Pitchford)

  54. O Man - Godspell (Schwartz)

  55. Turn Back - Godspell (Schwartz)

  56. I Want to Go to Hollywood - Grand Hotel (Wright, Forrest & Yeston)

  57. Freddy - Grease (Jacobs, Casey & Farrar)

  58. Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee - Grease (Jacobs, Casey & Farrar)

  59. My Love - Grease (Jacobs, Casey & Farrar)

  60. There Are Worse Things I Could Do - Grease (Jacobs, Casey & Farrar)

  61. Always a Bridesmaid - I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Roberts & DiPietro)

  62. I Will Be Loved Tonight - I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Roberts & DiPietro)

  63. Nothing Really Happened - Is There Life After High School? (Carnelia)

  64. I Don't Know How to Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  65. The Winner Takes It All - Mamma Mia! (Andersson & Ulvaeus)

  66. Not a Day Goes By - Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim)

  67. Now You Know - Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim)

  68. I'd Give My Life for You - Miss Saigon (Schonberg, Boubil & Maltby, Jr.)

  69. Let Me Finish - Song & Dance (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Maltby, Jr.)

  70. Take That Look off Your Face - Song & Dance (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Maltby, Jr.)

  71. Tell Me on a Sunday - Song & Dance (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Maltby, Jr.)

  72. Third Letter Home - Song & Dance (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Maltby, Jr.)

  73. I Just Want to Be a Star - Nunsense (Goggin)

  74. Waiting for Life - Once on This Island (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  75. My Child Will Forgive Me - Parade (Brown)

  76. You Don't Know This Man - Parade (Brown)

  77. Loving You - Passion (Sondheim)

  78. Without You - Rent (Larson)

  79. Teaching Third Grade - Ruthless! The Musical (Laird & Paley)

  80. Who Will Love Me As I Am? - Side Show (Krieger & Russell)

  81. I'm Not Afraid of Anything - Songs for a New World (Brown)

  82. Stars and the Moon - Songs for a New World (Brown)

  83. Just One Step - Songs for a New World (Brown)

  84. Hit Me with a Hot Note - Sophisticated Ladies (Ellington)

  85. Everybody Loves Louis - Sunday in the Park with George (Sondheim)

  86. As If We Never Said Goodbye - Sunset Boulevard (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hampton)

  87. With One Look - Sunset Boulevard (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hampton)

  88. City Lights - The Act (Kander & Ebb)

  89. Meadowlark - The Baker’s Wife (Schwartz)

  90. How Did We Come to This? - The Wild Party (Lippa)

  91. Look at Me Now - The Wild Party (Lippa)

  92. Maybe I Like It This Way - The Wild Party (Lippa)

  93. The Life of the Party - The Wild Party (Lippa)

  94. Hard Candy Christmas - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Hall)

  95. Don't Cry Out Loud - The Boy from Oz (Allen)

  96. Show Off - The Drowsy Chaperone (Lambert & Morrison)

  97. My Body - The Life (Coleman & Gasman)

  98. Shadowland - The Lion King (John & Rice)

  99. The Wages of Sin - The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Holmes)

  100. When I Look at You - The Scarlet Pimpernel (Wildhorn & Knighton)

  101. Hold On - The Secret Garden (Simon & Norman)

  102. If He Really Knew Me - They’re Playing our Song (Hamlisch & Sager)

  103. An Old Man - Two by Two (Rodgers & Charmin)

  104. Paris Makes Me Horny - Victor/Victoria (Mancini, Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  105. Lay Down Your Head - Violet (Tesori & Crawley)

  106. Look at Me - Violet (Tesori & Crawley)

  107. It's an Art - Working (Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Rodgers, Taylor & Birkenhead)

  108. Just a Housewife - Working (Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Rodgers, Taylor & Birkenhead)

 

Contemporary Musical Theatre Songs for Mezzo Soprano/Belter

  1. Astonishing - Little Women (Howland & Dickstein)

  2. Just Around the Corner - The Addams Family (Lippa)

  3. Pulled - The Addams Family (Lippa)

  4. Defying Gravity - Wicked (Schwartz)

  5. For Good - Wicked (Schwartz)

  6. I' m Not that Girl - Wicked (Schwartz)

  7. Popular - Wicked (Schwartz)

  8. The Wizard and I - Wicked (Schwartz)

  9. Mix Tape - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  10. Special - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  11. There's a Fine, Fine Line - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  12. Tryouts - Bring it on: The Musical (Kitt, Miranda & Green)

  13. One Perfect Moment - Bring it on: The Musical (Kitt, Miranda & Green)

  14. Fly, Fly Away - Catch me if you can (Shaiman & Wittman)

  15. I Am Here - Come from Away (Sankoff & Hein)

  16. It's a Business - Curtains (Kander, Ebb & Holmes)

  17. Thinking of Him - Curtains (Kander, Ebb & Holmes)

  18. So Big/So Small - Dear Evan Hansen (Pasek & Paul)

  19. Here I Am - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Yazbek)

  20. Safer - First Date (Zachary & Weiner)

  21. Let It Go - Frozen: The Broadway Musical (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  22. Monster - Frozen: The Broadway Musical (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  23. The Cake I Had - Grey Gardens (Frankel & Korie)

  24. One Day - Groundhog Day (Minchin)

  25. Playing Nancy - Groundhog Day (Minchin)

  26. Good Morning Baltimore - Hairspray (Shaiman & Wittman)

  27. I Can Hear the Bells, Miss Baltimore Crabs - Hairspray (Shaiman & Wittman)

  28. Burn - Hamilton (Miranda)

  29. That Would Be Enough - Hamilton (Miranda)

  30. Anywhere But Here - Honeymoon in Vegas (Brown)

  31. Always Starting Over - If/Then (Kitt & Yorkey)

  32. You Learn to Live Without - If/Then (Kitt & Yorkey)

  33. The History of Wrong Guys - Kinky Boots (Lauper)

  34. Audition (The Fools Who Dream) - La La Land (film) (Hurwitz)

  35. World Burn - Mean Girls (Richmond & Benjamin)

  36. Find Your Grail - Monty Python’s Spamalot (Du Prez & Idle)

  37. Whatever Happened to My Part? - Monty Python’s Spamalot (Du Prez & Idle)

  38. Sonya Alone - Natasha, Pierre & The Great Coment of 1812 (Malloy)

  39. Watch What Happens - Newsies The Musical (Menken & Feldman)

  40. Everything Else - Next to Normal (Kitt & Yorkey)

  41. So Anyway - Next to Normal (Kitt & Yorkey)

  42. This Time - Now. Here. This (Bowen)

  43. Anywhere But Here - Pretty Woman: The Musical (Adams & Vallance)

  44. The Life I Never Led - Sister Act (Menken & Slater)

  45. Mama Who Bore Me - Spring Awakening (Sheik & Slater)

  46. The Dark I Know Well - Spring Awakening (Sheik & Slater)

  47. You'll Be in My Heart - Tarzan (Collins)

  48. A Part of That - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  49. Climbing Uphill (When You Come Home to Me) - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  50. I Can Do Better Than That - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  51. See I' m Smiling - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  52. Still Hurting - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  53. When You Come Home to Me - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  54. She Used to Be Mine - Waitress The Musical (Bareilles)

  55. What Baking Can Do - Waitress The Musical (Bareilles)

  56. It Is What It Is - The Band’s Visit (Yazbek)

  57. Omar Sharif - The Band’s Visit (Yazbek)

  58. Our Kind of Love - The Beautiful Game (Lloyd-Webber & Elton)

  59. Sal Tlay Ka Siti - The Book of Mormon (Parker, Lopez & Stone)

  60. Too Beautiful for Words - The Color Purple (Russell, Willis & Bray)

  61. Life with Harold - The Full Monty (Yazbek)

  62. Woman - The Pirate Queen (Schonberg, Boubil & Maltby, Jr.)

  63. When You Got It, Flaunt It - The Producers (Brooks)

  64. Just Breathe - The Prom (Sklar & Beguelin)

  65. The Lady's Improving - The Prom (Sklar & Beguelin)

  66. Gimme Gimme - Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tesori & Scanlan)

  67. Not for the Life of Me - Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tesori & Scanlan)

  68. Come to Your Senses - Tick, Tick…Boom! (Larson)

  69. What's Gonna Happen - Tootsie (Yazbek)

  70. Once More I Can See - Wonderland (Wildhorn & Murphy)

 

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.

 

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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.


* 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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