Musical Song Lists

42 of the Best Audition Songs for Low Altos

Are you getting ready for an important audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, you can go through these audition songs for low altos/contraltos!

* All of the songs below have a range somewhere between D3 – B4.

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First Step: 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

“Audition Songs for Low Altos” Spotify Playlist

Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!

Golden/Post-Golden Age Songs for Low Altos (1940-1969)

A Little Girl from Little Rock” – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

An English Teacher” – Bye Bye Birdie

Bali Hai” – South Pacific

Erbie Fitch’s Twitch” – Redhead

I Gotta Crow” – Peter Pan

I Resolve” – She Loves Me

Where Am I Going?” – Sweet Charity

Why Can’t You Behave?” – Kiss Me, Kate

Pre-Contemporary Songs for Low Altos (1970-1999)

Every Story is a Love Story” – Aida

Hold On” – The Secret Garden

I Still Believe in Love” – They’re Playing Our Song

In Buddy’s Eyes” – Follies

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

Maybe” – Miss Saigon

My Child Will Forgive Me” – Parade

No Time At All” – Pippin

Somebody Older” – Steel Pier

The Past Is Another Land” – Aida

Who’s That Girl?” – Applause

Contemporary Songs for Low Altos (2000-Present)

Calm” – Ordinary Days

Famous” – On Your Feet!

I Know Where I’ve Been” – Hairspray

I Miss the Mountains” – Next to Normal

I’m Here” – The Color Purple

It’s a Business” – Curtains

It’s Too Late” – Beautiful

Just Like That” – A Christmas Story

Love and Love Alone” – The Visit

Maps” – Fun Home

My Body Wasn’t Why” – The Glorious Ones

Only in New York” – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Somebody Gonna Love You” – The Color Purple

What Was a Woman to Do?” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Character/Comedic Audition Songs for Low Altos

A Little Brains, A Little Talent” – Damn Yankees

Broadway Baby” – Follies

I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid

He Vas My Boyfriend” – Young Frankenstein

If My Friends Could See Me Now” – Sweet Charity

It Is What It Is” – The Band’s Visit

Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – The Full Monty

Miss Marmelstein” – I Can Get It for You Wholesale

One Hundred Easy Ways” – Wonderful Town

By the way… If you like this post, you might also like:

DIY Alto Rep Book.

Have you tried out any of these audition songs for low altos?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for Low Altos.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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