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64 of the Best Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos

Getting ready for an important audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, or if you’re just looking to expand your repertoire,  you can go through this list of audition songs for alto-mezzos.

By the way, if you are an alto-mezzo, your range lies exactly between the mezzo and alto voice types, or sometimes even extends both! Basically, all of the songs below would be suitable for either altos or mezzo-sopranos to sing. If you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal type yet, I would definitely recommend doing so!

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First Step: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

“Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos” Spotify Playlist

Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!

Golden Age Songs for Alto-Mezzos (1940-1959)

A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific

Be Kind to Your Parents” – Fanny

Grant Avenue” – Flower Drum Song

Honey Bun” – South Pacific

I Whistle a Happy Tune” – The King and I

Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?” – The King and I

Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream

We Deserve Each Other” – Me and Juliet

Post-Golden Age Songs for Alto-Mezzos (1960s)

Anyone Can Whistle” – Anyone Can Whistle

Do I Hear a Waltz?” – Do I Hear a Waltz?

If He Walked Into My Life” – Mame

I’ve Never Said I Love You” – Dear World

On the Other Side of the Tracks” – Little Me

Ribbons Down My Back” – Hello, Dolly!

Who Are You Now?” – Funny Girl

Why Go Anywhere At All?” – The Gay Life

1970s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

At the Ballet” – A Chorus Line

Be a Lion” – The Wiz

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” – Evita

Look What Happened to Mabel” – Mack & Mabel

Nobody Does It Like Me” – Seesaw

The Earth and Other Minor Things” – Gigi

West End Avenue” – The Magic Show

What I Did for Love” – A Chorus Line

1980s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

I’d Give My Life For You” – Miss Saigon

Let’s Play a Love Scene” – Fame

Listen” – Dreamgirls

Lost and Found” – City of Angels

The Story Goes On” – Baby

Think of Meryl Streep” – Fame

Unsuspecting Hearts” – Carrie

Why Not Me?” – Carrie

1990s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

Can You Find It In Your Heart?” – Footloose

Dancing All the Time” – Big

He’s No Good” – The Life

Loving You” – Passion

Once Upon a Dream” – Jekyll & Hyde

Stranger to the Rain” – Children of Eden

Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde

We Had a Dream” – The Life

2000s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

Anytime I Am There” – Elegies: A Song Cycle

Everything I Know” – In the Heights

Please Don’t Make Me Love You” – Dracula

Like Other Girls” – Daddy Long Legs

Look At All the People” – Chaplin

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act

What a Mother Does” – A Christmas Story

When the World Was Mine” – The Count of Monte Cristo

2010s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

Another Life” – The Bridges of Madison County

Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know

Heart of Stone” – Six

I See Stars” – Mean Girls

My Most Beautiful Day” – Tuck Everlasting

Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost

Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland

Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie

Character/Comedic Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos

Charming” – The Great Comet

I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

I’m the Greatest Star” – Funny Girl

I’ve Got Pizazz” – Nunsense II

Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks

Red Shoes Blues” – The Wizard of Oz

Shy” – Once Upon a Mattress

Somewhere That’s Green” – Little Shop of Horrors

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Have you tried out any of these audition songs for alto-mezzos?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about your own favorite musical theatre songs for alto-mezzos about it in the comments below! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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