The Best Audition Songs for Wicked – by Character

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

Since Wicked is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary musicals as well. In addition, there is a magical/playful vibe to many of the following 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 (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

The “Wicked 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 Wicked 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.


Boq

“One Knight” – Wonderland   Music➝

“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin   Music➝

“Thin Air” – Amélie   Music➝


Doctor Dillamond

“The Bottom Line” – Newsies   Music➝

“The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story   Music➝

“The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin   Music➝


Elphaba

“Let it Go” – Frozen   Music➝

“The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland   Music➝

“The Fire Within Me” – Little Women   Music➝

“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie   Music➝

“Woman” – The Pirate Queen   Music➝


Fiyero

“Take a Chance on Me” – Little Women   Music➝

“When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie   Music➝

“You Never Know” – If/Then   Music➝


Glinda

“As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone   Music➝

“Better” – Little Women   Music➝

“Fly, Fly Away” – Catch Me If You Can   Music➝

“Morning Person” – Shrek   Music➝

“Watch What Happens” – Newsies   Music➝


Madame Morrible

“Days of Plenty” – Little Women   Music➝

“Here Alone” – Little Women   Music➝

“Here Within These Walls” – Sister Act   Music➝


Nessarose

“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess   Music➝

“Nothing Short of Wonderful” – Dogfight   Music➝

“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland   Music➝

“The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act   Music➝


The Wizard

“Alone in the Universe” – Seussical   Music➝

“I Miss the Music” – Curtains   Music➝

“Love Who You Love” – A Man of No Importance   Music➝


Ensemble (Altos)

“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks   Music➝

“No More Fear” – Freaky Friday   Music➝

“Right Hand Man” – Something Rotten!   Music➝


Ensemble (Baritones)

“It Must Be Believed to Be Seen” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   Music➝

“One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid   Music➝

“Who I’d Be” – Shrek   Music➝


Ensemble (Basses)

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

“We Look to You” – The Prom   Music➝

“Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance   Music➝


Ensemble (Contras)

“Close the Door” – Anastasia   Music➝

“Live in Living Color” – Catch Me If You Can   Music➝

“Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day   Music➝


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Ensemble (Mezzos)

“Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost   Music➝

“Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie   Music➝

“The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs   Music➝


Ensemble (Sopranos)

“Blue Hair” – The Black Suits   Music➝

“Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish   Music➝

“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin   Music➝


Ensemble (Tenors)

“Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas   Music➝

“Right Before My Eyes” – Ever After   Music➝

“Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones   Music➝


Step 4: Select a monologue

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

• “Evil Reflection” on Drama Notebook

• “Just Right” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors

• “Rooms” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors

• “Thoughts” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors

• “You’re a Very Crabby Person” from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown  (Schroeder)


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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Wicked Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Wicked, 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:

“No One Mourns the Wicked” – Glinda, Ensemble

“Dear Old Shiz” – Glinda, Ensemble

“The Wizard and I” – Morrible, Elphaba

“What is this Feeling? – Glinda, Elphaba, Ensemble

“Something Bad” – Dr. Dillamond, Elphaba

Dancing Through Life➝” – Fiyero, Glinda, Boq, Nessarose, Elphaba, Ensemble

Popular➝” – Glinda

I’m Not That Girl➝” – Elphaba

“One Short Day” – Elphaba, Glinda, Ensemble

“A Sentimental Man” – The Wizard

“Defying Gravity” – Elphaba, Glinda, Company


Act 2:

“Thank Goodness” – Glinda, Morrible, Fiyero, Ensemble

“The Wicked Witch of the East” – Nessarose, Elphaba, Boq

Wonderful➝” – The Wizard, Elphaba

“I’m Not That Girl (Reprise)” – Glinda

“As Long As You’re Mine” – Elphaba, Fiyero

No Good Deed➝” – Elphaba

“March of the Witch Hunters” – Ensemble

“For Good” – Glinda, Elphaba

“Finale” – Elphaba, Glinda, Company


Which of these audition songs for Wicked 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 Wicked.
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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