The Best Audition Songs for The Producers – by Character

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

Since The Producers is an early contemporary musical that’s set in the 1950s and based on the 1960s film, there are a wide variety of musical theatre songs for you to choose from below (1960s-2015). In addition, there are lots of comedic and character songs 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 (something comedic, contemporary, 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 “Producers 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 The Producers cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis. It would also be helpful to watch the film➝.


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.


Carmen Ghia

Hold Me In Your Heart” – Kinky Boots

I Am What I Am” – La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles” – La Cage aux Folles

Not My Father’s Son” – Kinky Boots


Franz Liebkind

If You Could See Her” – Cabaret

Like Zis / Like Zat” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Meeskite” – Cabaret

The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story


Leo Bloom

How Lucky You Are” – Seussical

I Cannot Hear the City” – Sweet Smell of Success

Look at the Sky” – Urinetown

Now I’ve Seen You” – Honk!


Max Bialystock

Coffee Shop Nights” – Curtains

Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Man About Town” – Young Frankenstein

Please Send Me Someone” – Young Frankenstein


Ulla

Friki-Friki” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Listen to Your Heart” – Young Frankenstein

Special” – Avenue Q

The Life of the Party” – The Wild Party


Ensemble (Altos)

Deep Love” – Young Frankenstein

Diva’s Lament” – Spamalot

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


Ensemble (Baritones)

I’d Order Love” – First Date

I Miss the Music” – Curtains

The Brain” – Young Frankenstein


Ensemble (Basses)

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

Last One Picked” – Whoop-Dee-Doo!

The Man Inside the Clues” – Catch Me If You Can


Ensemble (Contras)

He Vas My Boyfriend” – Young Frankenstein

I Hate Musicals” – Ruthless!

It’s a Business” – Curtains


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Ensemble (Mezzos)

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger

Please Don’t Touch Me” – Young Frankenstein

Temptation” – Singin’ in the Rain


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Choose Me, Oprah!” – The Toxic Avenger

Crossword Puzzle” – Starting Here, Starting Now

Poor Monty” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder


Ensemble (Tenors)

God, I Hate Shakespeare” – Something Rotten!

The Moon and Me” – The Addams Family

Together Again” – Young Frankenstein


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Producers:

• “Actor!” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝

• “Don’t Look at Me #1” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

• “Don’t Look at Me #2” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝

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

• “Sky Lines #1” in Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s➝


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 Producers Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Producers 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:

“Opening Night” – Ensemble

“The King of Broadway” – Max, Ensemble

We Can Do It” – Max, Leo

I Wanna Be a Producer” – Leo, Ensemble

“We Can Do It (Reprise)” – Leo, Max

“In Old Bavaria” – Franz

“Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop” – Franz, Leo, Max

“Keep It Gay” – Max, Roger, Leo, Carmen, Ensemble

When You Got It, Flaunt It” – Ulla

“Along Came Bialy” – Max, Company

“Act I Finale” – Company


Act 2:

That Face” – Leo, Ulla

“Haben Sie gehört das Deutsche Band?” – Franz

“Opening Night (Reprise)” – Usherettes, Roger, Carmen

“You Never Say ‘Good Luck’ on Opening Night” – Leo, Roger, Carmen, Franz, Max

“Springtime” – Ensemble

“Where Did We Go Right?” – Leo, Max

“Betrayed” – Max

“‘Til Him” – Leo, Max, Ensemble

“Prisoners of Love” – Ensemble

“Prisoners of Love (Reprise)” – Max, Company

“Goodbye!” – Company


Which of these audition songs for The Producers 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 The Producers.
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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