The Best Audition Songs for Spamalot – by Character

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

Spamalot is a comedic contemporary musical that’s set way back in time. Because of this, some of these songs are from musicals set between BC and the 1500s, and some of the songs are great for showing off accents or your comedic chops. The other songs on the list have more of a timeless feeling to them. Don’t be afraid to be a bit playful with the more serious songs on the list.


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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 (something comedic, 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 “Spamalot 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 Spamalot cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis. It would also be beneficial to watch the film, Monty Python and The Holy Grail➝.


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.


Historian / Not Dead Fred / Prince Herbert

Once Upon a Time” – All American

The Colors of My Life” – Barnum

Very Soft Shoes” – Once Upon a Mattress

Wonders of the World” – The Wizard of Oz


King Arthur

C’est Moi” – Camelot

Dulcinea” – Man of La Mancha

If Ever I Would Leave You” – Camelot

The Impossible Dream” – Man of La Mancha


Patsy / Mayor

Camelot” – Camelot

I Really Like Him” – Man of La Mancha

Make ‘Em Laugh” – Singin’ in the Rain

With a Little Bit of Luck” – My Fair Lady


Sir Galahad (Dennis) / Prince Herbert’s Father / The Black Knight

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

Love, I Hear” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

When Words Fail” – Shrek

Who I’d Be” – Shrek


Sir Lancelot / French Taunter / Knight of Ni / Tim the Enchanter

Everybody Says Don’t” – Anyone Can Whistle

God, I Hate Shakespeare” – Something Rotten!

Hard to be the Bard” – Something Rotten!

I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight” – Camelot


Sir Robin

Brush Up Your Shakespeare” – Kiss Me, Kate

Comedy Tonight” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Morning Report” – The Lion King

We Can Do It” – The Producers


The Lady of the Lake

As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Bride’s Lament” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland


Ensemble (Altos)

Everybody Wants to Do a Musical” – Nick & Nora

Happily Ever After” – Once Upon a Mattress

Wait a Bit” – Just So


Ensemble (Baritones)

I Am Aldolpho” – The Drowsy Chaperone

I’m Calm” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Seven Deadly Virtues” – Camelot


Ensemble (Basses)

How to Handle a Woman” – Camelot

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

Me” – Beauty and the Beast


Ensemble (Contras)

He Vas My Boyfriend” – Young Frankenstein

Just Around the Corner” – The Addams Family

Sensitivity” – Once Upon a Mattress


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

My Mother’s Wedding Day” – Brigadoon

Shy” – Once Upon a Mattress

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood” – Camelot


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Before I Gaze at You Again” – Camelot

That’ll Show Him” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Lusty Month of May” – Camelot


Ensemble (Tenors)

Man About Town” – Young Frankenstein

That Face” – The Producers

Together Again” – Young Frankenstein


Step 4: Select a monologue

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

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

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

• “Parade” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “I Intend to Be a Queen➝” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Lucy)

• “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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Spamalot Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Spamalot, 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.


Act 1:

“Fisch Schlapping Song” – Mayor, Historian, Ensemble

“Monk’s Chant / He Is Not Dead Yet” – Monks, Sir Robin, Lancelot, Not Dead Fred, Ensemble

“Come With Me” – Lady of The Lake

“Laker Girls Cheer” – King Arthur, Patsy, Ensemble

“The Song That Goes Like This” – Galahad, Lady of The Lake

“He Is Not Dead Yet: Play-Off” – Lancelot, Ensemble

“All For One” – King Arthur, Historian, Galahad, Bedevere, Sir Robin, Lancelot

“Knights of the Round Table / The Song That Goes Like This” – King Arthur, Lady of The Lake, Company

“Find Your Grail” – Lady of The Lake, King Arthur, Company

“Run Away” – French Taunter, King Arthur, Sir Robin, Lancelot, Bedevere, Patsy, Company


Act 2:

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Patsy, King Arthur, Ensemble

“Brave Sir Robin” – Minstrel

“You Won’t Succeed On Broadway” – Sir Robin, Ensemble

“Diva’s Lament (What Ever Happened To My Part?)” – Lady of The Lake

“Where Are You?” – Prince Herbert, Herbert’s Father

“His Name Is Lancelot” – Prince Herbert, Lancelot, Ensemble

“I’m All Alone” – King Arthur, Patsy, Ensemble

“Twice in Every Show” – King Arthur, Lady of the Lake

“Finale” – Company

“Always Look On The Bright Side of Life” – Company


Which of these audition songs for Spamalot 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 Spamalot.
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.


 

2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for Spamalot – by Character

  • April 21, 2021 at 4:39 pm
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    you left out Sir Bedivere and that’s literally what I was searching for lol

    • April 22, 2021 at 9:32 am
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      Hi Keith! I’m glad you mentioned this. The reason Sir Bedevere didn’t make the list is because he doesn’t have much of a singing role. That said, he should have a baritone/tenor voice range and I would recommend trying out all three songs in the “Tenor” section above. Hope this helps a bit!

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