The Best Audition Songs for The Phantom of the Opera – by Character
Do you have an upcoming audition for The Phantom of the Opera? 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 Phantom of the Opera, broken down by character.
Since The Phantom of the Opera is a musical from the 1980s, most of the following songs are from pre-contemporary musicals as well (1970s-1990s). In addition, there are lots of dramatic and operatic 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 uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.
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 read through the synopsis or libretto for The Phantom of the Opera➝ while listening to the The Phantom of the Opera cast album➝.
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.
“Nelson” – A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine
“One More Kiss” – Follies
“Repent” – On the Twentieth Century
“The Finer Things” – Jane Eyre
“Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Sweeney Todd
“In My Life” – Les Misérables
“Moonfall” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood
“Soon” – A Little Night Music
“Come to My Garden” – The Secret Garden
“How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden
“Once Upon a Dream” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde
Raoul de Chagny
“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” – Les Misérables
“Evermore Without You” – The Woman in White
“If I Have to Live Alone” – The Baker’s Wife
“Love Changes Everything” – Aspects of Love
Richard Firmin & Monsieur Gilles André
“A Man Could Go Quite Mad” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood
“How Did They Build the Titanic?” – Titanic
“In Every Age” – Titanic
“Never the Luck” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Phantom of the Opera
“Confrontation” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Lost in the Darkness” – Jekyll & Hyde
“She Was There” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“To Be a Captain” – Titanic
“There Is More to Love” – Aspects of Love
“Unexpected Song” – Song and Dance
“With One Look” – Sunset Boulevard
“Anthem” – Chess
“Barrett’s Song” – Titanic
“Heaven’s Light” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“As Good As You” – Jane Eyre
“Stars” – Les Misérables
“Where’s the Girl?” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“Chanson” – The Baker’s Wife
“Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria
“Meadowlark” – The Baker’s Wife
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“Anything But Lonely” – Aspects of Love
“Only Love” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre
“My True Love” – Phantom
“No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde
“When There’s No One” – Carrie
“Bring Him Home” – Les Misérables
“Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard
“This is the Moment” – Jekyll & Hyde
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Phantom of the Opera:
• “Blue Stockings” in Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female➝
• “Do You Know➝” from The Cradle Song➝
• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence (Eliza)
• “I Trust No Man➝” from Danton➝ (Robespierre)
• “Shadow” 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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The Phantom of the Opera Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Phantom of the Opera 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.
“Prologue” – The Auctioneer, Raoul
“Overture” – Carlotta, Ensemble
“Think of Me” – Christine, Raoul
“Angel of Music” – Meg, Christine, Phantom
“Little Lotte / The Mirror (Angel of Music)” – Raoul, Christine, Phantom
“The Phantom of the Opera” – Christine, Phantom
“The Music of the Night” – Phantom
“I Remember / Stranger Than You Dreamt It” – Christine, Phantom
“Magical Lasso” – Buquet, Meg, Madame Giry, Ensemble
“Notes… / Prima Donna” – André, Firmin, Raoul, Carlotta, Madame Giry, Meg, Phantom
“Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh” – Carlotta, Company
“Why Have You Brought Me Here / Raoul, I’ve Been There” – Raoul, Christine
“All I Ask of You” – Raoul, Christine
“All I Ask of You (Reprise)” – Phantom
“Masquerade” – Company
“Why So Silent?” – Phantom
“Notes / Twisted Every Way” – André, Firmin, Carlotta, Piangi, Raoul, Christine, Giry, Phantom
“A Rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant” – Christine, Piangi, Reyer, Carlotta, Giry, Phantom
“Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” – Christine
“Wandering Child… / Bravo, Monsieur” – Phantom, Christine, Raoul
“Don Juan Triumphant” – Carlotta, Piangi, Passarino, Company
“The Point of No Return” – Phantom, Christine
“Down Once More… / Track Down This Murderer” – Company
“Beyond the Lake” – Christine, Phantom, Raoul, Company
Which of these audition songs for The Phantom of the Opera 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.
2 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for The Phantom of the Opera – by Character”
I also think “Once Upon A Dream” from Jekyll and Hyde would be a good one for Christine
I really like that suggestion, Mallory! And it could possibly be an even better audition song for Christine if transposed up a key or two. Here’s the sheet music in G. Love it!!