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#046: 273 Musical Theatre Songs for Soprano


273 Musical Theatre Songs for Soprano - 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 273 Musical Theatre Songs for soprano to create and/or renew your repertoire list.

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Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Soprano

  1. 1776: He Plays the Violin - Roberta (Kern & Harbach)

  2. 84 Love - Flower Drum Song (Rodger & Hammerstein)

  3. Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life - - Naughty Marietta (Herbert & Young)

  4. A Little Bit in Love - Wonderful Town (Bernstein, Comden & Green)

  5. All Through the Night - Anything Goes (Porter)

  6. A Lovely Night - Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  7. And This Is My Beloved - Kismet (Robert Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin)

  8. Art Is Calling for Me - The Enchantress (de Gresac, Smith & Herbert)

  9. A Very Special Day - Me & Juliet (Rodger)

  10. Barbara Song - The Threepenny Opera (Weill & Brecht)

  11. Baubles, Bangles and Beads - Kismet (Robert Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin)

  12. Begin the Beguine - Jubilee (Porter)

  13. Bewitched - Pal Joey (Rodgers & Hart)

  14. Bill - Show Boat (Kern & Hammerstein)

  15. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Show Boat (Kern & Hammerstein)

  16. Climb Ev'ry Mountain - The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  17. Come Home - Allegro (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  18. Falling in Love with Love - The Boys from Syracuse (Rodgers & Hart)

  19. Fascinating Rhythm - Lady, Be Good (Gershwin & Gershwin)

  20. Getting to Know You - The King & I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  21. Glad to Be Unhappy - On Your Toes (Rodgers & Hart)

  22. Glitter and Be Gay - Candide (Bernstein & Wilbur)

  23. Goodnight, My Someone - The Music Man (Wilson)

  24. Hello, Young Lovers - The King & I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  25. He Loves and She Loves - Funny Face (Gershwin & Gershwin)

  26. He Was Tall - Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  27. He Was Too Good to Me - Simple Simon (Rodgers & Hart)

  28. How Long Has This Been Going On? - Rosalie (Gershwin & Romberg)

  29. I'll Follow My Secret Heart - Conversation Piece (Coward)

  30. I'll Know - Guys & Dolls (Loesser)

  31. I'll Show Him - Plain & Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  32. I'll Show Him - Plain & Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  33. I've Got a Crush on You - Strike up the Band (Gershwin & Gershwin)

  34. I Could Be Happy with You, It's Nicer in Nice - The Boy Friend (Wilson)

  35. I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady (Loewe)

  36. I Feel Pretty - West Side Story (Bernstein & Sondheim)

  37. If I Loved You - Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  38. If I Were a Bell - Guys & Dolls (Loesser)

  39. I Hate Men - Kiss Me, Kate (Porter)

  40. I Have a Love - West Side Story (Bernstein & Sondheim)

  41. I Have Confidence - The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  42. I Have Dreamed - The King & I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  43. I Have to Tell You - Fanny (Rome)

  44. In My Own Little Corner - Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  45. Italian Street Song - Naughty Marietta (Herbert & Young)

  46. It Never Was You - Knickerbocker Holiday (Weill & Anderson)

  47. It Wonders Me - Plain & Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  48. It Wonders Me - Plain & Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  49. I Whistle a Happy Tune - The King & I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  50. I Wonder What Became of Me - St. Louis Woman (Arlen & Mercer)

  51. Just You Wait - My Fair Lady (Loewe)

  52. Like a Woman Loves a Man - The Most Happy Fella (Loesser)

  53. Look Away - Flower Drum Song (Rodger & Hammerstein)

  54. Look for a Sky of Blue Little Mary Sunshine (Besoyan)

  55. Lover, Come Back to Me - The New Moon (Romberg, Hammerstein, Mandel & Schwab)

  56. Make Believe, Why Do I Love You? - Show Boat (Kern & Hammerstein)

  57. Many a New Day - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  58. Mira - Carnival (Merrill)

  59. Mister Snow - Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  60. Mr. Right - Love Life (Weill & Lerner)

  61. My Favorite Things - The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  62. My Funny Valentine - Babes in Arms (Rodgers & Hart)

  63. My House - Peter Pan (Charlap, Styne, Comden, Green & Leigh)

  64. My Lord and Master - The King & I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  65. My Ship - Lady in the Dark (Weill & Gershwin)

  66. My White Knight - The Music Man (Wilson)

  67. Nobody Makes a Pass at Me - Pins & Needles (Rome)

  68. No Other Love - Me & Juliet (Rodger)

  69. Oh, Goddess Wise - Princess Ida (Gilbert & Sullivan)

  70. Old Maid - 110 in the Shade (Schmidt & Jones)

  71. Once You Lose Your Heart - Me & My Girl (Gay & Furber)

  72. One Life to Live - Lady in the Dark (Weill & Gershwin)

  73. Out of My Dreams - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  74. People Will Say We're in Love - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  75. Pirate Jenny, Solomon Song - The Threepenny Opera (Weill & Brecht)

  76. Poor Wand'ring One - The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)

  77. Raunchy, Is It Really Me? - 110 in the Shade (Schmidt & Jones)

  78. Show Me - My Fair Lady (Loewe)

  79. Simple Little Things - 110 in the Shade (Schmidt & Jones)

  80. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Roberta (Kern & Harbach)

  81. So Far - Allegro (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  82. So in Love - Kiss Me, Kate (Porter)

  83. Somebody, Somewhere - The Most Happy Fella (Loesser)

  84. Somehow I Never Could Believe - Street Scene (Weill & Hughes)

  85. Someone to Watch Over Me - Oh, Kay! (Gershwin & Gershwin)

  86. Something Good -The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  87. Something Wonderful - The King & I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  88. Somewhere - West Side Story (Bernstein & Sondheim)

  89. Speak Low - One Touch of Venus (Weill & Nash)

  90. Stay Well, Trouble Man - Lost in the Stars (Weill & Anderson)

  91. Summertime - Porgy & Bess (Gershwin, Gershwin & Heyward)

  92. Surabaya Johnny - Happy End (Weill & Brecht)

  93. Sweet Thursday - Pipe Dream (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

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

  95. The Gypsy in Me - Anything Goes (Porter)

  96. The Man I Love - Lady, Be Good (Gershwin & Gershwin)

  97. There's a Small Hotel - On Your Toes (Rodgers & Hart)

  98. There's Music in You - Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  99. The Saga of Jenny - Lady in the Dark (Weill & Gershwin)

  100. The Song Is You - Music in the Air (Kern & Hammerstein)

  101. The Sound of Music - The Sound of Music (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  102. The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze - The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)

  103. The Woman in His Room - Where’s Charley? (Loesser)

  104. This Is All Very New to Me - Plain & Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  105. This Is All Very New to Me - Plain & Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  106. Till There Was You - The Music Man (Wilson)

  107. Vilia - The Merry Widow (Lehár & Ross)

  108. Waitin' for My Dearie - Brigadoon (Loewe)

  109. Warm All Over - The Most Happy Fella (Loesser)

  110. We Kiss in a Shadow - The King & I (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  111. Welcome Home - Johnny Guitar (Lee & Young)

  112. What's the Use of Wond'rin' - Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  113. What Good Would the Moon Be? - Street Scene (Weill & Hughes)

  114. When Did I Fall in Love? - Fiorello! (Bock & Harnick)

  115. Where or When - Babes in Arms (Rodgers & Hart)

  116. Who Am I? - Peter Pan (Charlap, Styne, Comden, Green & Leigh)

  117. Why Was I Born? - Sweet Adeline (Kern & Hammerstein)

  118. Without You - My Fair Lady (Loewe)

  119. Wouldn't It Be Loverly - My Fair Lady (Loewe)

  120. Yes, My Heart - Carnival (Merrill)

  121. Yesterdays - Roberta (Kern & Harbach)

  122. You'll Never Walk Alone - Carousel (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

 

Post Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Soprano

  1. 210 Dear Friend - She Love Me (Bock & Harnick)

  2. 66 Under the Tree - Celebration (Schmidt & Jones)

  3. A Quiet Thing - Flora, The Red Menace (Kander & Ebb)

  4. Before I Gaze at You Again - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  5. Cry like the Wind - Do Re Mi (Stone, Comden & Green)

  6. Far from the Home I Love - Fiddler on the Roof (Bock & Harnick)

  7. Feelings - The Apple Tree (Bock & Harnick)

  8. Gooch's Song - Mame (Herman)

  9. How Lovely to Be a Woman, One Boy - Bye Bye Birdie (Strouse & Adams)

  10. I Don't Know His Name - She Love Me (Bock & Harnick)

  11. I Like Him - Drat! The Cat! (Levin & Schafer)

  12. I Loved - Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in Paris (Blau & Shuman)

  13. I Loved You Once in Silence - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  14. I Remember - Evening Primrose (Sondheim)

  15. Love, Don't Turn Away - 110 in the Shade (Schmidt & Jones)

  16. Matchmaker - - Fiddler on the Roof (Bock & Harnick)

  17. Much More - The Fantasticks (Schmidt & Jones)

  18. No More Candy - She Love Me (Bock & Harnick)

  19. Ribbons Down My Back - Hello, Dolly! (Herman)

  20. Sons of… - Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in Paris (Blau & Shuman)

  21. Take Me to the World - Evening Primrose (Sondheim)

  22. The Secret Service - Mr. President (Berlin)

  23. The Simple Joys of Maidenhood - Camelot (Loewe & Lerner)

  24. Vanilla Ice Cream - She Love Me (Bock & Harnick)

  25. What Does He Want of Me - Man of La Mancha (Leigh & Darion)

  26. What Makes Me Love Him - The Apple Tree (Bock & Harnick)

  27. Will He Like Me? - She Love Me (Bock & Harnick)

 

Pre-Contemporary Musical Theatre Songs for Soprano

  1. A Call from the Vatican - Nine (Yeston)

  2. A Little Bit of Good - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  3. Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Evita (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  4. Autumn - Starting Here, Starting Now (Shire & Maltby, Jr.)

  5. Bride's Lament - The Drowsy Chaperone (Lambert & Morrison)

  6. Children of the Wind - Rags (Strouse & Schwartz)

  7. Christmas Lullaby - Songs for a New World (Brown)

  8. Come to My Garden - The Secret Garden (Simon & Norman)

  9. Green Finch and Linnet Bird - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  10. Happiness - Passion (Sondheim)

  11. Home - Beauty & the Beast (Menken, Rice & Ashman)

  12. Home - Phantom (Yeston)

  13. How Could I Ever Know? - The Secret Garden (Simon & Norman)

  14. How Many Tears? - Martin Guerre (Schönberg & Boublil)

  15. I'm All for You - Saturday Night (Sondheim)

  16. I'm Leaving You - The Life (Coleman & Gasman)

  17. I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You - Two by Two (Rodgers & Charnin)

  18. In His Eyes - Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  19. In My Life - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  20. Lovely - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  21. Love Makes Such Fools of Us All - Barnum (Coleman & Stewart)

  22. Moonfall, Rosa's Confession - The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Holmes)

  23. My True Love - Phantom (Yeston)

  24. Nelson - A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Lazarus & Whiting)

  25. Never - On the Twentieth Century (Coleman, Comden & Green)

  26. No One Is Alone - Into the Woods (Sondheim)

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

  28. Once Upon a Dream (- Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  29. One More Kiss - Follies (Sondheim)

  30. Only Love - The Scarlet Pimpernel (Wildhorn & Knighton)

  31. On the Steps of the Palace, Children Will Listen - Into the Woods (Sondheim)

  32. On the Steps of the Palace (film version) - Into the Woods (Sondheim)

  33. Patterns - Closer Than Ever (Shire & Maltby, Jr.)

  34. Princess - A Man of No Importance (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  35. Simple - Nine (Yeston)

  36. So Many People - Saturday Night (Sondheim)

  37. Soon - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  38. Still - Titanic (Yeston)

  39. Take Care of This House - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (Bernstein & Lerner)

  40. That'll Show Him - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  41. That Dirty Old Man A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  42. That Was My Way - John & Jen (Lippa & Greenwald)

  43. The Flagmaker, 1775 (Brown)

  44. The Girls of Summer - Marry Me A Little (Sondheim)

  45. The Glamorous Life - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  46. The Golden Ram - Two by Two (Rodgers & Charnin)

  47. The Greatest of These - Philemon (Jones & Schmidt)

  48. The Human Heart - Once On This Island (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  49. Think of Me - The Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd-Webber, Stilgoe & Hart)

  50. This Place Is Mine - Phantom (Yeston)

  51. Too Much in Love to Care - Sunset Boulevard (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hampton)

  52. Unexpected Song - Song & Dance (Black)

  53. Unusual Way - Nine (Yeston)

  54. What More Do I Need? - Saturday Night (Sondheim)

  55. When There's No One - Carrie (Gore & Pitchford)

  56. Whistle Down the Wind - Whistle Down the Wind (Lloyd-Webber & Steinman)

  57. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - The Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd-Webber, Stilgoe & Hart)

  58. Your Daddy's Son - Ragtime (Lynn Ahren & Flaherty)

 

Contemporary Musical Theatre Songs for Soprano

  1. All That Matters - Finding Neverland (Barlow & Kennedy)

  2. Almost Real - The Bridges of Madison County (Brown)

  3. Always Better - The Bridges of Madison County (Brown)

  4. Alyssa Greene - The Prom (Sklar & Beguelin)

  5. A Morning Person - Shrek The Musical (Tesori & Lindsay-Abaire)

  6. Another Winter in a Summer Town - Grey Gardens (Frankel & Korie)

  7. Anything Can Happen - Mary Poppins (Sherman, Sherman, Stiles & Drewe)

  8. Around the World - Grey Gardens (Frankel & Korie)

  9. Beyond My Wildest Dreams - The Little Mermaid (Menken, Ashman & Slater)

  10. Crossing a Bridge - Anastasia (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  11. Daddy's Girl - Grey Gardens (Frankel & Korie)

  12. Dangerous to Dream - Frozen The Broadway Musical (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  13. Everything I Know - In the Heights (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

  14. Fable - The Light in the Piazza (Guettel)

  15. Follow Your Heart - Urinetown (Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann)

  16. For the First Time in Forever - Frozen The Broadway Musical (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  17. Heaven Knows - Far from Heaven (Frankel & Korie)

  18. Here at Horace Green - School of Rock (Lloyd-Webber & Slater)

  19. How Can I Lose You? - Myths & Hymns (Guettel)

  20. How Will I Know? - Death Takes a Holiday (Yeston)

  21. I've Decided to Marry You - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Freedman & Lutvak)

  22. I Don't Know What I'd Do Without You - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Freedman & Lutvak)

  23. I Don't Need a Roof - Big Fish (Lippa)

  24. I Know It's Today - Shrek The Musical (Tesori & Lindsay-Abaire)

  25. In My Dreams - Anastasia (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  26. Inside Out - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Freedman & Lutvak)

  27. I Still Believe - Amazing Grace (Smith)

  28. Journey to the Past - Anastasia (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  29. Let Us Be Glad - Wicked (Schwartz)

  30. Listen to Your Heart - Young Frankenstein (Brooks)

  31. Love Never Dies - Love Never Dies (Lloyd-Webber, Glenn Slater & Charles Hart)

  32. Migratory V - Myths & Hymns (Guettel)

  33. My House - Matilda (Minchin)

  34. No One Else - Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Malloy)

  35. Nothing Is Too Wonderful to Be True - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Yazbek)

  36. Nothing Stops Another Day - Ghost The Musical (Stewart & Ballard)

  37. Once Upon a December - Anastasia (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  38. Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid (Menken, Ashman & Slater)

  39. Pathetic - Matilda (Minchin)

  40. Poor Monty - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Freedman & Lutvak)

  41. Practically Perfect - Mary Poppins (Sherman, Sherman, Stiles & Drewe)

  42. Raining - Rocky (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  43. Sister's Pickle - Amélie (Messé & Tysen)

  44. Some Things Are Meant to Be - Little Women (Howland & Dickstein)

  45. Thank Goodness - Wicked (Schwartz)

  46. The Beauty Is- The Light in the Piazza (Guettel)

  47. The Song that Goes Like This - Monty Python’s Spamalot (Du Prez, Eric Idle, Neil Innes)

  48. The View from Here - Darling (Oliver)

  49. The World Above - The Little Mermaid (Menken, Ashman & Slater)

  50. This Little Girl - Matilda (Minchin)

  51. Times Are Hard for Dreamers - Amélie (Messé & Tysen)

  52. To Build a Home - The Bridges of Madison County (Brown)

  53. Tour de France - Amélie (Messé & Tysen)

  54. True Love - Frozen The Broadway Musical (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  55. Tuesdays, Thursdays - Far from Heaven (Frankel & Korie)

  56. Two Men in My Life - Big Fish (Lippa)

  57. Waiting - The Addams Family (Lippa)

  58. What Do You Call a Man Like That - The Bridges of Madison County (Brown)

  59. What Only Love Can See - Chaplin (Curtis)

  60. When He Sees Me - Waitress The Musical (Bareilles)

  61. When the Music Played - Doctor Zhivago (Simon)

  62. Whispering - Spring Awakening (Sheik & Sater)

  63. Who Is This Man? - Death Takes a Holiday (Yeston)

  64. Will You? - Grey Gardens (Frankel & Korie)

  65. With You - Ghost The Musical (Stewart & Ballard)

  66. Your Texas - Giant (LaChiusa)

 

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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