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.
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.
“One Knight” – Wonderland
“Proud of Your Boy” – Aladdin
“They Don’t Make Glass Slippers” – Soho Cinders
“Thin Air” – Amélie
“How I Am” – Little Women
“The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek
“The Life That You Wished For” – Chaplin
“Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin
“Let It Go” – Frozen
“The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland
“The Fire Within Me” – Little Women
“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie
“Woman” – The Pirate Queen
“I Am My Own Invention” – Wonderland
“Take a Chance on Me” – Little Women
“When the Booth Goes Bright” – Amélie
“You Never Know” – If/Then
“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
“Days of Plenty” – Little Women
“Here Alone” – Little Women
“Here Within These Walls” – Sister Act
“Only One” – Elegies: A Song Cycle
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“Nothing Short of Wonderful” – Dogfight
“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland
“The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act
“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
“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks
“No More Fear” – Freaky Friday
“Right Hand Man” – Something Rotten!
“It Must Be Believed to Be Seen” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“One Step Closer” – The Little Mermaid
“Who I’d Be” – Shrek
“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
“Close the Door” – Anastasia
“Live in Living Color” – Catch Me If You Can
“Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day
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“Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost
“Sister’s Pickle” – Amélie
“The Oldest Orphan” – Daddy Long Legs
“Blue Hair” – The Black Suits
“Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish
“What Only Love Can See” – Chaplin
“Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“My Petersburg” – Anastasia
“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.
“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
“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.
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.