56 of the Best Audition Songs for Bass-Baritones

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 bass-baritones.

By the way, if your range lies between the bass and baritone vocal types (or if it extends both), you are a bass-baritone. And 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.


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 Bass-Baritones

A Fellow Needs a Girl” – Allegro

Just in Time” – Bells are Ringing

More I Cannot Wish You” – Guys and Dolls

On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady

This Nearly Was Mine” – South Pacific

Welcome Home” – Fanny

Were Thine That Special Face” – Kiss Me, Kate


1960s Songs for Bass-Baritones

My Wish” – Here’s Love

Melinda” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Put on a Happy Face” – Bye Bye Birdie

Real Live Girl” – Little Me

Sweet Charity” – Sweet Charity

Try Me” – She Loves Me

Why Should I Wake Up?” – Cabaret


1970s Songs for Bass-Baritones

Friend” – Snoopy!!!

I Don’t Remember Christmas” – Starting Here Starting Now

I’ll Be Here Tomorrow” – The Grand Tour

I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore” – Gigi

Joe” – Working

Movies Were Movies” – Mack & Mabel

The Road You Didn’t Take” – Follies


1980s Songs for Bass-Baritones

A Marriage Proposal” – Falsettos

Funny” – City of Angels

I Waltz Alone” – Grand Hotel

If I Sing” – Closer Than Ever

Out There” – Barnum

Sometimes a Day Goes By” – Woman of the Year

Stars” – Les Misérables


1990s Songs for Bass-Baritones

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

Does the Moment Ever Come?” – Just So

I Want to Go Home” – Big

If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast

I’ll Be Here” – The Wild Party

The Hardest Part of Love” – Children of Eden

Wheels of a Dream” – Ragtime


2000s Songs for Bass-Baritones

1876” – The Story of My Life

Aftershocks” – Next to Normal

Deep Into the Ground” – Billy Elliot

Don’t Do Sadness” – Spring Awakening

I Like It Here” – The Story of My Life

Mrs. Remington” – The Story of My Life

The Longer I Live” – Dracula


2010s Songs for Bass-Baritones

Come to an Agreement” – Honeymoon in Vegas  [first half]

I Am Back” – American Psycho

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day

Something About Her” – Pretty Woman

Temporarily Lost” – The Bridges of Madison County

The Great Comet of 1812” – The Great Comet

Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today” – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


Character/Comedic Audition Songs for Bass-Baritones

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight” – Camelot

I’d Order Love” – First Date

I’m Allergic to Cats” – The Theory of Relativity

Lucky” – Lucky Stiff

That’s Your Funeral” – Oliver!

Where is the Life That Late I Led?” – Kiss Me, Kate


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Know of any other great audition songs for bass-baritones?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about your own favorite musical theatre songs for bass-baritones 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 Bass-Baritones.
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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