The Best Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast – by Character

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. For your convenience, all of the Disney songs have been marked below. And as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Beauty and the Beast Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


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.


Beast

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


Belle

Dangerous to Dream” – Frozen

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

Once More I Can See” – Wonderland

The Fire Within Me” – Little Women


Chip

Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

In the Big Blue World” – Finding Nemo (Disney)

On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach

Round-Shouldered Man” – The Secret Garden


Cogsworth

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


Gaston

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


LeFou

How Lucky You Are” – Seussical

I’m Not That Smart” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

In Summer” – Frozen  (Disney)

Man About Town” – Young Frankenstein


Lumiere

Chimp in a Suit” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Les Poissons” – The Little Mermaid  (Disney)

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


Maurice

As Good As You” – Jane Eyre

Christmas Children” – Scrooge

Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Mrs. Potts

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


Ensemble (Altos)

Here Alone” – Little Women

Home” – Wonderland

Someday” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame  (Disney)


Ensemble (Baritones)

Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame  (Disney)

One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid  (Disney)

Reflection” – A Tale of Two Cities


Ensemble (Basses)

Be Prepared” – The Lion King  (Disney)

Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde

Nowhere Left to Run” – Amazing Grace


Ensemble (Contras)

Easy as Life” – Aida  (Disney)

Every Story is a Love Story” – Aida  (Disney)

God Help The Outcasts” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame  (Disney)


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Finding Wonderland” – Wonderland

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act

The World Above” – The Little Mermaid  (Disney)


Ensemble (Tenors)

Endless Night” – The Lion King  (Disney)

Made of Stone” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame  (Disney)

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin  (Disney)


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Beauty and the Beast:

• “Mother Moon➝” from Fading Joy➝  (Joy)

• “Parade” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “The Grace of Mary Traverse” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝

• “The Ideal Man!” from A Woman of No Importance➝  (Mrs. Allonby)

• “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!


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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.


Act 1:

“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


Act 2:

“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.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast.
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.


 

5 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast – by Character

  • July 4, 2020 at 5:43 am
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    I’m a vocal coach. I once had a student get cast as Beast by singing This is the Moment from Jekyll and Hyde. The director commented that the song helped him see my student in the part, when he hadn’t considered him when he had auditioned for previous shows.

    • July 4, 2020 at 9:57 am
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      Wow, that’s great! “This is the Moment” would be another solid song for Beast! And your story just goes to show how important it is to choose appropriate material. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • April 28, 2021 at 11:58 pm
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    I have an audition for this show coming up!

    I saw the song “Once More I can See” from Wonderland on here.
    I’m deciding between a few songs for my audition, and this one and “Home” from Wonderland were some of the top options. Which one do you think I should sing? Thank you!

    • April 29, 2021 at 9:18 am
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      Hi Grace! Both “Home” and “Once More I Can See” are great choices for this show! They are both comfortably in the alto vocal type, so if you’re an alto, you can really sing either one. I would just suggest going with the one that you enjoy singing more. This enjoyment will definitely come through in your audition, which is always beneficial!

      That said, “Once More I Can See” has a slightly bigger vocal range, so “Home” might be the better choice if you’d like to play it safe and easy. However, “Once More” could be a good choice if you want to show off your vocals a bit. Hope that helps!

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