The Best Audition Songs for Ghost – by Character

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

Since Ghost is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of pop/rock 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 contemporary, 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 “Ghost 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 Ghost 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.


Carl Bruner

Keep on Standing” – Rocky

I Am Back” – American Psycho

My Manhattan” – Daddy Long Legs

This is Not An Exit” – American Psycho


Molly Jensen

A Girl Before” – American Psycho

Manhattan Bridge” – Next Thing You Know

See I’m Smiling” – The Last Five Years

You Learn to Live Without” – If/Then


Oda Mae Brown

Fabulous, Baby!” – Sister Act

I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress

It’s a Sign” – If/Then

It’s a Woman’s World” – The Full Monty


Sam Wheat

As Good As I Get” – Next Thing You Know

Come Back” – Dogfight

Thin Air” – Amélie

What Would You Do?” – If/Then

You Don’t Need to Love Me” – If/Then


Ensemble (Altos)

Before It’s Over” – Dogfight

Portrait of a Girl” – Bare

So Big / So Small” – Dear Evan Hansen


Ensemble (Baritones)

Adrian” – Rocky

Favorite Places” – Ordinary Days

Hey, Kid” – If/Then


Ensemble (Basses)

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

We Look to You” – The Prom

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Ensemble (Contras)

There Was John” – Tootsie

Turn Off the Dark” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

I Can’t Go Back” – Pretty Woman

So Anyway” – Next to Normal

Some Things Fall Away” – Alice by Heart


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far from Heaven

Uninvited” – Jagged Little Pill

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

He’s Not Here” – Next to Normal

Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones

You Never Know” – If/Then


Step 4: Select a monologue

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

• “Bread and Circuses” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “Fun House Mirror” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence  (Eliza)

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Spirit” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝


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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Ghost Song List

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

“Here Right Now” – Molly, Sam

Unchained Melody” – Sam

“More” – Carl, Sam, Ensemble

“Three Little Words” – Molly, Sam

“Sam’s Murder” – Sam, Molly, Willie

“I Can’t Breathe” – Sam

Are You a Believer?” – Oda Mae, Ensemble

With You” – Molly

“Suspend My Disbelief / I Had a Life” – Molly, Carl, Sam, Ensemble


Act 2:

“Rain / Hold On” – Molly, Sam, Ensemble

“Unchained Melody (Reprise)” – Molly, Sam

“Life Turns On a Dime” – Carl, Molly, Sam

“Focus” – Subway Ghost

“Talkin’ ‘Bout a Miracle” – Hospital Ghost, Oda Mae, Ensemble

Nothing Stops Another Day” – Molly

I’m Outta Here” – Oda Mae, Ensemble

“Unchained Melody (Dance) / The Love Inside” – Sam, Molly


Which of these audition songs for Ghost 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!

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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Ghost.
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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