Are you hoping to get cast for Beauty and the Beast? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Beauty and the Beast, broken down by character.
Since Beauty and the Beast is from the 1990s, most of the following songs are from 1990-2020. In addition, there are lots of magical and Disneyesque vibes below in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: 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 Disney, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the Beauty and the Beast cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.
There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.
And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
“I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities
“I’ll Begin Again” – Scrooge!
“No One Has Ever Loved Me” – Passion
“Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“Once More I Can See” – Wonderland
“The Fire Within Me” – Little Women
“Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“In the Big Blue World” – Finding Nemo
“On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach
“Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden
“How I Am” – Little Women
“Love Who You Love” – A Man of No Importance
“The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin
“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin
“Falcon in the Dive” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“I Am Aldolpho” – The Drowsy Chaperone
“In Praise of Women” – A Little Night Music
“Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“How Lucky You Are” – Seussical
“I’m Not That Smart” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“In Summer” – Frozen
“Man About Town” – Young Frankenstein
“Chimp in a Suit” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Les Poissons” – The Little Mermaid
“Like Zis / Like Zat” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“R.S.V.P.” – Dear Edwina
Madame De La Grande Bouche
“I Don’t Know What I’d Do” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
“Morning Person” – Shrek
“The Finer Things” – Jane Eyre
“Voices of the Angels” – Amazing Grace
“As Good As You” – Jane Eyre
“Christmas Children” – Scrooge!
“Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance
“Here Within These Walls” – Sister Act
“If I Had a Fine White Horse” – The Secret Garden
“Just Like That” – A Christmas Story
“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland
“Here Alone” – Little Women
“Home” – Wonderland
“Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid
“Reflection” – A Tale of Two Cities
“Be Prepared” – The Lion King
“Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Nowhere Left to Run” – Amazing Grace
“Easy as Life” – Aida
“Every Story is a Love Story” – Aida
“God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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“Finding Wonderland” – Wonderland
“The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act
“The World Above” – The Little Mermaid
“Endless Night” – The Lion King
“Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Beauty and the Beast:
• “Parade” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝
• “The Grace of Mary Traverse” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
• “You Know What➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Patty)
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Beauty and the Beast Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Beauty and the Beast, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.
* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.
“Prologue (The Enchantress)” – Narrator
“Belle” – Belle, Gaston, Lefou, Ensemble
“No Matter What” – Maurice, Belle
“No Matter What (Reprise)” / “Wolf Chase” – Maurice
“Me” – Gaston, Belle
“Belle (Reprise)” – Belle
“Home” – Belle
“Home (Reprise)” – Mrs. Potts
“Gaston” – LeFou, Gaston, Silly Girls, Ensemble
“Gaston (Reprise)” – Gaston, LeFou
“How Long Must This Go On?” – Beast
“Be Our Guest” – Lumiere, Chip, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Ensemble
“If I Can’t Love Her” – Beast
“Something There” – Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Chip
“Human Again” – Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Madame de la Grande Bouche, Cogsworth, Ensemble
“Maison Des Lunes” – Gaston, LeFou, D’Arque
“Beauty and the Beast” – Mrs. Potts
“If I Can’t Love Her (Reprise)” – Beast
“A Change in Me” – Belle
“The Mob Song” – Gaston, Ensemble
“End Duet” / “Transformation” – Belle, Beast/Prince
“Beauty and the Beast (Reprise)” – Belle, Prince, Company
Which of these audition songs for Beauty and the Beast did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
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.