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

Be Kind to Your Parents” – Fanny

Distant Melody” – Peter Pan

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

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

I’m Going Back” – Bells Are Ringing

I’m Not At All In Love” – The Pajama Game

Post-Golden Age Songs for Altos (1960s)

And I Was Beautiful” – Dear World

If He Walked Into My Life” – Mame

People” – Funny Girl

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!

Why Go Anywhere At All?” – The Gay Life

1970s Songs for Altos

At the Ballet” – A Chorus Line

Just a Housewife” – Working

Kind of Woman” – Pippin

Look What Happened to Mabel” – Mack & Mabel

Losing My Mind” – Follies

There Are Worse Things I Could Do” – Grease

Time Heals Everything” – Mack & Mabel

What I Did for Love” – A Chorus Line

1980s Songs for Altos

Brand New World” – Rags

Lost and Found” – City of Angels

Moments in the Woods” – Into the Woods

Now That I’ve Seen Her” – Miss Saigon

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

Beautiful” – Marie Christine

Change” – A New Brain

Dancing All the Time” – Big

My Big Mistake” – The Will Rogers Follies

Stars and the Moon” – Songs for a New World

Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde

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

Funny” – My Favorite Year

It’s a Perfect Relationship” – Bells Are Ringing

Mein Herr” – Cabaret

Never Get Married” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Poor Unfortunate Souls” – The Little Mermaid

Take Back Your Mink” – Guys and Dolls

There’s a Fine, Fine Line” – Avenue Q

Wait a Bit” – Just So

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


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