64 of the Best Audition Songs for Altos

Are you 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 altos.

By the way, if your vocal range lies between F3-F5, you are an alto! 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

“Alto Audition Songs” 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 Altos (1940-1959)

A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

Always True to You in My Fashion” – Kiss Me, Kate

Distant Melody” – Peter Pan

Everybody’s Got a Home But Me” – Pipe Dream

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

Rose’s Turn” – Gypsy

The Gentleman is a Dope” – Allegro

The Love of My Life” – Brigadoon


Post-Golden Age Songs for Altos (1960s)

An English Teacher” – Bye Bye Birdie

And I Was Beautiful” – Dear World

I Resolve” – She Loves Me

That Mister Man of Mine” – Dames at Sea

The Usher from the Mezzanine” – Fade Out – Fade In

What Did I Have That I Don’t Have?” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

What is a Woman?” – I Do! I Do!

Whoever You Are, I Love You” – Promises, Promises


1970s Songs for Altos

Funny Honey” – Chicago

I Guess I’ll Miss the Man” – Pippin

Just a Housewife” – Working

Kind of Woman” – Pippin

Lion Tamer” – The Magic Show

Losing My Mind” – Follies

There Are Worse Things I Could Do” – Grease

Time Heals Everything” – Mack & Mabel


1980s Songs for Altos

Brand New World” – Rags

Come to Me” – Les Misérables

I Want to Go to Hollywood” – Grand Hotel

Nobody’s Side” – Chess

Tell Me on a Sunday” – Song and Dance

There Is More to Love” – Aspects of Love

These Are My Children” – Fame

We Can Make It”- The Rink


1990s Songs for Altos

As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Back to Before” – Ragtime

Beautiful” – Marie Christine

Change” – A New Brain

How Did We Come to This?” – The Wild Party

My Big Mistake” – The Will Rogers Follies

Somebody Older” – Steel Pier

You Don’t Know This Man” – Parade


2000s Songs for Altos

A Way Back to Then” – Title of Show

Another Winter in a Summer Town” – Grey Gardens

Days of Plenty” – Little Women

Gotta Get Out” – Ordinary Days

Just Not Now” – I Love You Because

See I’m Smiling” – The Last Five Years

Thinking of Him” – Curtains

Words, Words, Words” – The Witches of Eastwick


2010s Songs for Altos

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Higher” – Allegiance

I Don’t Need a Roof” – Big Fish

If You Knew My Story” – Bright Star

Maps” – Fun Home

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday

When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago

You Learn to Live Without” – If/Then


Character/Comedic Audition Songs for Altos

Adelaide’s Lament” – Guys and Dolls

I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid

It’s a Perfect Relationship” – Bells Are Ringing

Mein Herr” – Cabaret

Never Get Married” – Honeymoon in Vegas

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q

Wait a Bit” – Just So

When You’re Good to Mama” – Chicago


By the way… If you like this post, you might also like:

DIY Alto Rep Book.


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Have you tried out any of these audition songs for altos?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about your own favorite musical theatre songs for alto singers 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 Altos.
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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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