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25 of the Best Audition Songs for Bass-Baritones

Looking for a musical theatre song that’s perfectly suited for your vocal range? If you can comfortably sing in the baritone vocal range and extend your capabilities by reaching a few notes into the bass range, you are probably a bass-baritone. While songs in this category are rare, all of the following audition songs for bass-baritones fit this unique vocal profile.

If you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal type yet, I would definitely recommend doing so. And here’s where you can find audition songs for specific musicals.

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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 “Audition Songs for Bass-Baritones” Playlist➝

1950s-1960s Songs for Bass-Baritones

Honestly Sincere” – Bye Bye Birdie

Let’s Not Waste a Moment” – Milk and Honey

Seventy Six Trombones” – The Music Man

Snoopy” – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

1970s-1990s Songs for Bass-Baritones

Falcon in the Dive” – The Scarlet Pimpernel

Farewell, Good Angel” – Jane Eyre

Good Old Girl” – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Guido’s Song” – Nine

I’ll Never Pass This Way Again” – The Civil War

Is This What You Call Love?” – Passion

Lesson #8” – Sunday in the Park with George

Sugar Daddy” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2000s Songs for Bass-Baritones

A Little More Homework” – 13

Chillin’ the Regrets” – Alice by Heart

The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek

The Longer I Live” – Dracula

You Can Get Away With Anything” – The Woman in White

Ziggy” – Dear Edwina

2010s Songs for Bass-Baritones

Diamond in the Rough” – Aladdin

My Nose Ain’t Broken” – Rocky

Out of the Sun” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Simply Second Nature” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can

Tonight Belongs to You” – The Prom

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

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


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