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:
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.
“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
“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
“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
“Come Home” – Allegro
“There’s Music in You” – Cinderella
“What Good Would the Moon Be?” – Street Scene
“You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carousel
“And I Was Beautiful” – Dear World
“Happily Ever After” – Once Upon a Mattress
“The Love of My Life” – Brigadoon
“If I Knew” – The Unsinkable Molly Brown
“Old Devil Moon” – Finian’s Rainbow
“On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady
“Get Me to the Church on Time” – My Fair Lady
“Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific
“Welcome Home” – Fanny
“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!
“How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – Finian’s Rainbow
“My Mother’s Wedding Day” – Brigadoon
“Something Wonderful” – The King and I
“No Other Love” – Me and Juliet
“So Far” – Allegro
“What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?” – Carousel
“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➝
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!
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.
“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
“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.
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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.