The Best Audition Songs for Camelot – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Camelot? 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 Camelot, broken down by character.

Since Camelot is a post-golden age musical, the following songs are from golden age/post-golden age musicals as well. In addition, there is a classic vibe to many of the following 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 uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Camelot 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 Camelot 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.


Guenevere

Getting to Know You” – The King and I

Hello, Young Lovers” – The King and I

I Have Confidence” – The Sound of Music

My Lord and Master” – The King and I


King Arthur

Edelweiss” – The Sound of Music

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” – My Fair Lady

The Big Black Giant” – Me and Juliet

Why Can’t the English?” – My Fair Lady


Lancelot

I’ll Never Say No” – The Unsinkable Molly Brown

I’ve Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua” – Kiss Me, Kate

This Nearly Was Mine” – South Pacific

Were Thine That Special Face” – Kiss Me, Kate


Nimue

Come Home” – Allegro

There’s Music in You” – Cinderella

What Good Would the Moon Be?” – Street Scene

You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carousel


Ensemble (Altos)

And I Was Beautiful” – Dear World

Happily Ever After” – Once Upon a Mattress

The Love of My Life” – Brigadoon


Ensemble (Baritones)

If I Knew” – The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Old Devil Moon” – Finian’s Rainbow

On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady


Ensemble (Basses)

Get Me to the Church on Time” – My Fair Lady

Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific

Welcome Home” – Fanny


Ensemble (Contras)

Before I Kiss the World Goodbye” – Jennie

I Don’t Want to Know” – Dear World

Kiss Her Now” – Dear World


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – Finian’s Rainbow

My Mother’s Wedding Day” – Brigadoon

Something Wonderful” – The King and I


Ensemble (Sopranos)

No Other Love” – Me and Juliet

So Far” – Allegro

What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?” – Carousel


Ensemble (Tenors)

Come to Me, Bend to Me” – Brigadoon

Many Moons Ago” – Once Upon a Mattress

Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Camelot:

• “Aguinaldo: Mark Twain in Purgatory” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝

• “Fifty-Two From Sixty-Four➝” from The Forced Marriage

• “My Opinion” from Paul Pry➝  (Oldbutton)

• “Still Want to Kiss Me?➝” from King Arthur’s Socks➝

• “What!➝” from Don Juan➝


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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Camelot Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Camelot, 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:

I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight” – Arthur

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood” – Guenevere

Camelot” – Arthur

Follow Me” – Nimue

C’est Moi” – Lancelot

The Lusty Month of May” – Guenevere, Ensemble

“Then You May Take Me to the Fair” – Guenevere, Ensemble

How To Handle a Woman” – Arthur

Before I Gaze at You Again” – Guenevere


Act 2:

If Ever I Would Leave You” – Lancelot

The Seven Deadly Virtues” – Mordred

“What Do the Simple Folk Do?” – Arthur, Guenevere

“Fie on Goodness” – Mordred, Ensemble

I Loved You Once In Silence” – Guenevere

“Guenevere” – Ensemble

“Camelot (Reprise)” – Arthur


Which of these audition songs for Camelot 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 Camelot.
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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