Do you have an upcoming audition for The Hunchback of Notre Dame? 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 The Hunchback of Notre Dame, broken down by character.
Since The Hunchback of Notre Dame originally premiered in 1999, the songs below are from musicals between 1990-2016. In addition, there are lots of dark, playful, and Disneyesque vibes included 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 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 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 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.
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“Still” – Anastasia
“Testimony” – Amazing Grace
“The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin
“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin
“Be Prepared” – The Lion King
“Diamond in the Rough” – Aladdin
“Falcon in the Dive” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“Nowhere Left to Run” – Amazing Grace
“Barrett’s Song” – Titanic
“Human Sacrifice” – Stephen Ward
“In Every Age” – Titanic
“Into the Fire” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast
“Home” – Beauty and the Beast
“Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde
“The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen
“Live With Somebody You Love” – Martin Guerre
“The Longer I Live” – Dracula
“This is the Moment” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Why Does She Love Me?” – Love Never Dies
“Once More I Can See” – Wonderland
“Once Upon a December” – Anastasia
“With One Look” – Sunset Boulevard
“Everything to Win” – Anastasia
“In a Crowd of Thousands” – Anastasia [Dmitry’s part]
“One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid
“How Long Must This Go On?” – Beauty and the Beast
“If I Can’t Love Her” – Beauty and the Beast
“They Live in You” – The Lion King
“As If We Never Said Goodbye” – Sunset Boulevard
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities
“Woman” – The Pirate Queen
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“A New Life” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland
“These Palace Walls” – Aladdin
“How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden
“My True Love” – Phantom
“The Light in the Piazza” – The Light in the Piazza
“Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula
“Endless Night” – The Lion King
“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Hunchback of Notre Dame:
• “Aguinaldo: Mark Twain in Purgatory” in Audition Arsenal for Men in Their 20s➝
• “Ismene” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
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!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 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 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.
“Olim” – Ensemble
“Bells of Notre Dame” – Company
“Sanctuary” – Frollo
“Sanctuary II” – Frollo, Quasimodo
“Out There” – Frollo, Quasimodo
“Topsy Turvy (Part 1)” – Clopin, Quasimodo, Company
“Rest and Recreation” – Phoebus, Ensemble
“Rest and Recreation II” – Frollo, Phoebus
“Topsy Turvy (Part 2)” – Clopin, Company
“Rhythm of the Tambourine” – Esmeralda, Clopin, Phoebus, Frollo, Quasimodo
“Bells of Notre Dame II” – Esmeralda, Ensemble
“God Help the Outcasts” – Esmeralda, Ensemble
“Top of the World” – Quasimodo, Esmeralda, Ensemble
“Tavern Song (Thai Mol Piyas)” – Clopin, Ensemble
“Heaven’s Light” – Quasimodo
“Hellfire” – Frollo, Ensemble
“Esmeralda” – Frollo, Phoebus, Quasimodo, Company
“Entr’acte” – Ensemble
“Flight Into Egypt” – Quasimodo, Saint Aphrodisius, Ensemble
“The Court of Miracles” – Clopin, Ensemble
“In a Place of Miracles” – Phoebus, Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Clopin, Ensemble
“Justice in Paris” – Ensemble
“Someday” – Esmeralda, Phoebus
“While the City Slumbered” – Ensemble
“Made of Stone” – Quasimodo, Ensemble
“Finale” – Company
Which of these Hunchback of Notre Dame audition songs 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.