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228 Musical Theatre Songs for Tenor


228 Musical Theatre Songs for Tenor - 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 tenor to create and/or renew your repertoire list.

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Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Tenor

  1. All I Need Is the Girl - Gypsy (Styne & Sondheim)

  2. All Kinds of People - Pipe Dream (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  3. Almost Like Being In Love - Brigadoon (Loewe & Lerner)

  4. A New Love Is Old - The Cat and the Fiddle (Kern & Harbach)

  5. A New Town Is A Blue Town - The Pajama Game (Adler & Ross)

  6. Bon Voyage - Candide (Bernstein, Sondheim, La Touche & Hellman)

  7. Come with Me - The Boys from Syracuse (Rodgers & Hart)

  8. Easy To Love (You'd Be So Easy To Love) - Born to Dance (Porter & Newman)

  9. Fanny - Fanny (Rome)

  10. Geraniums In The Winder - Carousel (Hammerstein)

  11. Hey There - The Pajama Game (Adler & Ross)

  12. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket - Follow the Fleet (Berlin & Steiner)

  13. I Am in Love - Can-Can (Porter)

  14. I Could Write A Book - Pal Joey (Rodgers & Hart)

  15. I Like You - Fanny (Rome)

  16. I Met A Girl - Bells Are Ringing (Styne, Comden & Green)

  17. Kansas City - Oklahoma! (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  18. Like A God - Flower Drum Song (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  19. Lonely House - Street Scene (Weill & Hughes)

  20. Lucky In Love - Good News (Henderson)

  21. Many Moons Ago - Once Upon a Mattress (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  22. Margot - The Desert Song (Romberg, Hammerstein, Harbach & Mandel)

  23. Maria - West Side Story (Berstein & Sondheim)

  24. Maybe I Should Change My Ways - Beggar’s Holiday (Ellington & La Touche)

  25. Night Of My Nights - Kismet (Forrest & Wright)

  26. Old Devil Moon - Finian’s Rainbow (Lane & Harburg)

  27. Once Upon A Time Today - Call me Madam (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  28. On the Street Where You Live - My Fair Lady (Loewe & Lerner)

  29. Serenade - The Student Prince (Romberg, Brodszky & Stoll)

  30. Shipoopi - The Music Man (Wilson)

  31. Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat - Guys and Dolls (Loesser)

  32. Steppin' Out With My Baby - Easter Parade (Berlin)

  33. Stranger in Paradise - Kismet (Forrest & Wright)

  34. That's the Way It Happens - Me and Juliet (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  35. The Big Black Giant - Me and Juliet (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  36. The Breeze Kissed Your Hair - The Cat and the Fiddle (Kern & Harbach)

  37. The Wild Justice - Lost in the Stars (Weill & Anderson)

  38. Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians) - Lady in the Dark (Weill & Gershwin)

  39. When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love - Finian’s Rainbow (Lane & Harburg)

  40. Wish You Were Here - Wish You Were Here (Rome)

  41. You're Devastating - Roberta (Kern & Harbach)

  42. You've Got to Be Carefully Taught - South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  43. You Are Beautiful - Flower Drum Song (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  44. You Are Never Away - Allegro (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

  45. Young And Foolish - Plain and Fancy (Hague & Horwitt)

  46. Younger Than Springtime - South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

 

Post Golden Age Musical Theatre Songs for Tenor

  1. Amsterdam - Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Brel, Shuman & Blau)

  2. Any Dream Will Do - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  3. Asking For You - Do Re Mi (Styne, Comden & Green)

  4. Beethoven Day - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Gesner)

  5. Boy For Sale - Oliver! (Bart)

  6. Close Every Door Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  7. Fifty Million Years Ago - Celebration (Schmidt & Jones)

  8. Free - A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  9. I'm Calm - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  10. I Believe In You - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Loesser)

  11. I Don't Care Much - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  12. If You Could See Her, Sitting Pretty - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  13. I Hear - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  14. I Know About Love - Do Re Mi (Styne, Comden & Green)

  15. I Will Follow You - Milk and Honey (Herman)

  16. Love - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)

  17. Make Someone Happy - Do Re Mi (Styne, Comden & Green)

  18. Mama - 1776 (Edwards)

  19. Miracle Of Miracles - Fiddler on the Roof (Bock & Harnick)

  20. She Loves Me - She Loves Me (Bock & Harnick)

  21. She Wasn't You - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane & Lerner)

  22. Sitting Pretty (The Money Song) - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  23. Stay - Do I Hear a Waltz? (Rodgers & Sondheim)

  24. Tango Tragique - She Loves Me (Bock & Harnick)

  25. The Apple Tree (Forbidden Fruit) - The Apple Tree (Bock & Harnick)

  26. Tomorrow Belongs To Me - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

  27. Tonight At Eight - She Loves Me (Bock & Harnick)

  28. Willkommen - Cabaret (Kander & Ebb)

 

PreContemporary Musical Theatre songs for Tenor

  1. A Bit Of Earth - The Secret Garden (Simon & Norman)

  2. Adored - Evita (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  3. Alive! - Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  4. All Good Gifts - Godspell (Schwartz)

  5. Alone At The Drive-In Movie - Grease (Jacobs, Casey & Farrar)

  6. A Man Could Go Quite Mad - The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Holmes)

  7. Anthem - Chess (Andersson & Ulvaeus)

  8. At The Grand Hotel - Grand Hotel (Wright, Forrest & Yeston)

  9. Awaiting You - Myths and Hymns (Guettel)

  10. Barrett's Song - Titanic (Yeston & Tunick)

  11. Beautiful Girls - Follies (Sondheim)

  12. Beauty School Dropout - Grease (Jacobs, Casey & Farrar)

  13. Being Alive - Company (Sondheim)

  14. Bring Him Home - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  15. Buddy's Blues (The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues) - Follies (Sondheim)

  16. Coffee (In A Cardboard Cup) - 70 Girls 70 (Ebb & Martin)

  17. Corner Of The Sky - Pippin (Schwartz)

  18. Dreamer In Disguise - Carrie The Musical (Pitchford & Gore)

  19. Endless Night - The Lion King (John & Rice)

  20. Finishing the Hat - Sunday in the Park with George (Sondheim)

  21. Fortune Favours The Brave - Aida (John & Rice)

  22. Giants In The Sky - Into the Woods (Sondheim)

  23. Heaven On Their Minds - Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  24. High Flying - Evita (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  25. How Glory Goes - Floyd Collin (Guettel)

  26. I'd Rather Be Sailing - A New Brain (Finn)

  27. I'm Martin Guerre - Martin Guerre (Schonberg)

  28. I Am Aldolpho - The Drowsy Chaperone (Lambert & Morrison)

  29. I Can't Stand Still - Footloose (Snow & Pitchford)

  30. I Can Do That - A Chorus Line (Hamlisch & Kleban)

  31. I Chose Right - Baby (Shire & Maltby, Jr.)

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

  33. I Need To Know - Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  34. I Only Want To Say - Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  35. Jasper's Confession - The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Holmes)

  36. Johanna - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  37. King Herod's Song - Jesus Christ Superstar (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  38. King Of The World - Songs for a New World (Brown)

  39. Ladies In Their Sensitivities - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  40. Last Time I Came To Memphis - Violet (Tesori & Crawley)

  41. Later - A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

  42. Lesson #8 - Sunday in the Park with George (Sondheim)

  43. Let It Sing - Violet (Tesori & Crawley)

  44. Let Me Drown - The Wild Party (Lippa)

  45. Lost In The Wilderness - Children of Eden (Schwartz)

  46. Love Can't Happen - Grand Hotel (Wright, Forrest & Yeston)

  47. Love Changes Everything - Aspects of Love (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hart)

  48. Made Of Stone - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Menken & Schwartz)

  49. Make The Most Of Your Music (1987) - Follies (Sondheim)

  50. Mama Says - Footloose (Snow & Pitchford)

  51. Mister Cellophane - Chicago (Kander & Ebb)

  52. No Moon - Titanic (Yeston & Tunick)

  53. Not While I'm Around - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  54. One Song Glory - Rent (Larson)

  55. One Track Mind - Sweet Smell of Success (Sondheim)

  56. On This Night Of A Thousand Stars - Evita (Lloyd-Webber & Rice)

  57. Pretty Music - Parade (Brown)

  58. Prologue: The Old Red Hills Of Home - Parade (Brown)

  59. Quasimodo - When Pigs Fly (Gallagher & Waldrop)

  60. Race You To The Top Of The Morning - The Secret Garden (Simon & Norman)

  61. Saturn Returns - Myths and Hymns (Guettel)

  62. Seeing Is Believing Aspect of Love (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hart)

  63. Someone Is Waiting - Company (Sondheim)

  64. Sunset Boulevard - Sunset Boulevard (Lloyd-Webber, Black & Hampton)

  65. The Ballad of Billy M'caw - Cats (Lloyd-Webber, Eliot, Nunn & Stilgoe)

  66. The Contest - Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)

  67. The Day After That - Kiss of the Spider Woman (Kander)

  68. The Mason - Working (Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Rodgers, Taylor & Birkenhead)

  69. The Music Of The Night - Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd-Webber)

  70. The Only Home I Know - Shenandoah (Geld & Udell)

  71. This Is Not Over Yet - Parade (Brown)

  72. This Is The Moment - Jekyll & Hyde (Wildhorn & Bricusse)

  73. What Have I Done - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  74. What Is It About Her? - The Wild Party (Lippa)

  75. What You Own - Rent (Larson)

  76. Where I Want To Be - Chess (Andersson & Ulvaeus)

  77. Who Am I? - Les Miserables (Schönberg & Boublil)

  78. Why God Why? - Miss Saigon (Schonberg, Boubil & Maltby, Jr.)

  79. Winter's On The Wing - The Secret Garden (Simon & Norman)

  80. With You - Pippin (Schwartz)

  81. Your Eyes - Rent (Larson)

 

Contemporary Musical Theatre Songs for Tenor

  1. 'Til Him - The Producers (Brooks)

  2. 30/90 - TICK, TICK...BOOM! (Larson)

  3. Answer Me - The Band’s Visit (Yazbek)

  4. Breeze Off The River - The Full Monty (Yazbek)

  5. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Jersey Boys (Gaudio)

  6. Dancing Through Life - Wicked (Schwartz)

  7. December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - Jersey Boys (Gaudio)

  8. Enjoy The Trip - Bring It On (Kitt, Miranda & Green)

  9. Foolish To Think - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Lutvak)

  10. For Forever - Dear Evan Hansen (Pasek & Paul)

  11. Goodbye - Catch Me If You Can (Shaiman & Wittman)

  12. Go The Distance - Hercules (Menken & Zippel)

  13. Great Big Stuff - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Yazbek)

  14. Hans Of The Southern Isles - Frozen: The Broadway Musical (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  15. Hard To Be The Bard - Something Rotten! (Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick)

  16. Her Voice - The Little Mermaid: A Broadway Musical (Menken, Ashman & Slater

  17. I'll Be There - The Pirate Queen (Schonberg, Boubil & Maltby, Jr.)

  18. I'm Alive - Next to Normal (Yorkey & Kitt)

  19. I Believe - The Book of Mormon (Parker, Lopez & Stone)

  20. If I Didn't Believe In You - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  21. If The World Turned Upside Down - Finding Neverland (Barlow, Kennedy, Frankel & Korie)

  22. If You Were Gay - Avenue Q (Lopez & Marx)

  23. I Never Knew - Far from Heaven (Frankel & Korie)

  24. In Love With You - First Date (Weiner & Zachary)

  25. In Summer - Frozen (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  26. Isn't That Enough? - Honeymoon in Vegas (Brown)

  27. Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain?) - Top Hat (Berlin)

  28. It All Fades Away - The Bridges of Madison County (Brown)

  29. It Don't Get Better Than This - Urban Cowboy the Musical (Brown, Blumenkrantz & Black)

  30. It Takes Two - Hairspray (Shaiman & Wittman)

  31. Kristoff Lullaby - Frozen: The Broadway Musical (Anderson-Lopez & Lopez)

  32. Left Behind - Spring Awakening

  33. Love To Me - The Light in the Piazza (Guettel)

  34. Man - The Full Monty (Yazbek)

  35. Memphis Lives In Me - Memphis (Bryan & DiPietro)

  36. Michael In The Bathroom - Be More Chill (Iconis & Rosen)

  37. My Petersburg - Anastasia (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  38. My Unfortunate Erection - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Ostrovsky, Barfee & Peretti)

  39. Neverland - Finding Neverland (Barlow, Kennedy, Frankel & Korie)

  40. Nobody Needs To Know - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  41. One Knight - Wonderland (Wildhorn & Murphy)

  42. One More Beautiful Song - A Class Act (Kleban)

  43. Papi Hears The Ocean - The Band’s Visit (Yazbek)

  44. Proud Of Your Boy - Aladdin (Menken)

  45. Right Before My Eyes - Ever After (Goldrich & Heisler)

  46. Santa Fe - Newsies (Menken & Feldman)

  47. She's Got A Way - Movin’ Out (Joel)

  48. Shiksa Goddess - The Last Five Years (Brown)

  49. Sibella - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Lutvak)

  50. Someone Else's Skin - Catch Me If You Can (Shaiman & Wittman)

  51. Springtime For Hitler - The Producers (Brooks)

  52. Step One - Kinky Boots (Lauper)

  53. Still - Anastasia (Flaherty & Ahrens)

  54. Stop! Wait! What?! - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Lutvak)

  55. Stop - Mean Girls (Richmond & Benjamin)

  56. Stranger - Big Fish (Lippa)

  57. Take A Chance On Me - Little Women (Howland & Dickstein)

  58. That Face - The Producers (Brooks)

  59. The Proposal - Titanic (Yeston & Tunick)

  60. There's A World - Next to Normal (Yorkey & Kitt)

  61. The Streets Of Dublin - A Man of No Importance (Flaherty)

  62. Thin Air - Amelie (Messe)

  63. Time - Tuck Everlasting (Miller)

  64. Top Of The World - Tuck Everlasting (Miller)

  65. Two Worlds - Tarzan (Brown)

  66. Waving Through A Window - Dear Evan Hansen (Pasek & Paul)

  67. Whaddya Do - Tootsie (Yazbek)

  68. Why - TICK, TICK...BOOM! (Larson)

  69. Wondering - The Bridges of Madison County (Brown)

  70. Words Fail - Dear Evan Hansen (Pasek & Paul)

  71. You'll Be Back - Hamilton (Miranda)

  72. You Don't Need To Love Me - If/Then (Kitt & Yorkey)

  73. You Walk With Me - The Full Monty (Yazbek)

 

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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