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

Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin

They Don’t Make Glass Slippers” – Soho Cinders

Thin Air” – Amélie


Doctor Dillamond

How I Am” – Little Women

The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek

The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin

Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin


Elphaba

Let It Go” – Frozen

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland

The Fire Within Me” – Little Women

Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie

Woman” – The Pirate Queen


Fiyero

I Am My Own Invention” – Wonderland

Take a Chance on Me” – Little Women

When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie

You Never Know” – If/Then


Glinda

As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Better” – Little Women

Fly, Fly Away” – Catch Me If You Can

Morning Person” – Shrek

Watch What Happens” – Newsies


Madame Morrible

Days of Plenty” – Little Women

Here Alone” – Little Women

“Here Within These Walls” – Sister Act

Only One” – Elegies: A Song Cycle


Nessarose

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

Nothing Short of Wonderful” – Dogfight

Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland

The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act


The Wizard

Alone in the Universe” – Seussical

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Spamalot

I Miss the Music” – Curtains

Love Who You Love” – A Man of No Importance


Ensemble (Altos)

Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks

No More Fear” – Freaky Friday

Right Hand Man” – Something Rotten!


Ensemble (Baritones)

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

One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid

Who I’d Be” – Shrek


Ensemble (Basses)

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

We Look to You” – The Prom

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Ensemble (Contras)

Close the Door” – Anastasia

Live in Living Color” – Catch Me If You Can

Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day


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


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost

Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie

The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs


Ensemble (Sopranos)

Blue Hair” – The Black Suits

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish

What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin


Ensemble (Tenors)

Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Right Before My Eyes” – Ever After

Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones


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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