Musical Song Lists

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 what types of solos they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.

And here’s Theatre Trip’s matching “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

I Guess I’ll Miss the Man” – Pippin

Just a Housewife” – Working

Kind of Woman” – Pippin

Losing My Mind” – Follies

Nothing” – A Chorus Line

There Are Worse Things I Could Do” – Grease

Time Heals Everything” – Mack & Mabel

What a Nice Idea” – Two Gentlemen of Verona


1980s Songs for Altos

Brand New World” – Rags

Come to Me” – Les Misérables

Moments in the Woods” – Into the Woods

Nobody’s Side” – Chess

Tell Me on a Sunday” – Tell Me on a Sunday

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]

Breathe” – In the Heights

Gotta Get Out” – Ordinary Days

Just Not Now” – I Love You Because

Once More I Can See” – Wonderland

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

One Day” – Groundhog Day

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

Bonjour Amour” – Grand Hotel

It’s a Perfect Relationship” – Bells Are Ringing

Mein Herr” – Cabaret

Never Get Married” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Poor Unfortunate Souls” – The Little Mermaid

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q

Wait a Bit” – Just So


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

DIY Alto Rep Book.


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Audition Songs for Contras

• Audition Songs for Mezzo Sopranos

Pop Songs for Altos


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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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