The Best Audition Songs for Kinky Boots – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Kinky Boots? 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 Kinky Boots, by character.

Since Kinky Boots is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there are lots of youthful and 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 upbeat, 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 “Kinky Boots 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 Kinky Boots cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis. Or you can watch the live recording➝.


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.


Charlie Price

As Good As I Get” – Next Thing You Know

Boy Falls From The Sky” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief

I’m Alive” – Next to Normal

Midnight Radio” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch


Lauren

Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger

Fly, Fly Away” – Catch Me If You Can

Ireland” – Legally Blonde

Right in Front of Your Eyes” – The Wedding Singer

What’s Gonna Happen” – Tootsie


Lola/Simon

And You Don’t Even Know It” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

I Won’t Let You Down” – Tootsie

It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The Wall in My Head” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

There’s a World” – Next to Normal


Young Charlie/Young Lola

Electricity” – Billy Elliot

Quiet” – Matilda

Time to Play” – School of Rock

When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy from Oz


Ensemble (Altos)

Change the World” – Lysistrata Jones

Dead Mom” – Beetlejuice

On Monday” – 35mm


Ensemble (Baritones)

Second Nature” – Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

The Pants Song” – Be More Chill

Vows” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Basses)

Deep Into the Ground” – Billy Elliot

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

We Look to You” – The Prom


Ensemble (Contras)

It Means Beautiful” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day

Wig in a Box” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch


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


Ensemble (Mezzos/Sopranos)

Home” – Beetlejuice

My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief

Someday” – The Wedding Singer


Ensemble (Tenors)

See Her Smile” – Tick, Tick … Boom!

The Seraph” – 35mm

Whaddya Do?” – Tootsie


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Kinky Boots:

• “Meet Me at the Gates, Marcus James” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Picture Show Video” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝

• “That’s All I Got➝” from Other Desert Cities  (Trip)

• “Unteachable” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Well, We Were Doing This➝” from A Chorus Line  (Paul)


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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Kinky Boots Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Kinky Boots 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:

“Price & Son Theme” / “The Most Beautiful Thing in the World” – Mr. Price, Young Charlie, Young Lola, Nicola, Ensemble

“Take What You Got” – Harry, Charlie, Ensemble

“Land of Lola” – Lola, Ensemble

Charlie’s Soliloquy” – Charlie

Step One” – Charlie

Sex is in the Heel” – Lola, Lauren, Charlie, George, Ensemble

The History of Wrong Guys” – Lauren

Not My Father’s Son” – Lola, Charlie

“Everybody Say Yeah” – Charlie, Lola, Company


Act 2:

“Price & Son Theme (Reprise)” – Ensemble

“What a Woman Wants” – Lola, Don, Ensemble

“In This Corner” – Lola, Ensemble

“Charlie’s Soliloquy (Reprise)” – Charlie

Soul of a Man” – Charlie

Hold Me in Your Heart” – Lola

“Raise You Up” / “Just Be” – Lola, Charlie, Lauren, Don, Company


Which of these audition songs for Kinky Boots 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 Kinky Boots.
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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