Musical Song Lists

24 Great High Tenor Musical Theatre Songs

Are you getting ready for an important audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, or if you’re just looking to expand your repertoire, you can go through this list of audition songs for high tenors.

By the way, if your vocal range lies between C3-C5, you are a tenor! If you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal type yet, I would definitely recommend doing so!

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First Step: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify what types of solos they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.

Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!

1940s-1960s Songs for High Tenors

Brotherhood of Man” – How to Succeed in Business

I Believe in You” – How to Succeed in Business

I Love To Cry At Weddings” – Sweet Charity

Lonely House” – Street Scene

1970s-1980s Songs for High Tenors

I Can Do That” – A Chorus Line

Save the People” – Godspell

Shoes Upon the Table” – Blood Brothers

Simple Joys” – Pippin

1990s Songs for High Tenors

30/90” – Tick, Tick…Boom!

Flying Home” – Songs for a New World

The Ballad of Booth” – Assassins

Wig in a Box” – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2000s Songs for High Tenors

A Miracle Would Happen” – The Last Five Years

Music of My Soul” – Memphis

There’s a World” – Next to Normal

They Don’t Make Glass Slippers” – Soho Cinders

2010s Songs for Tenors

Boy Falls From The Sky” – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

My Problem Right There” – Hands on a Hardbody

When I Go” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday

Character/Comedic Songs for Tenors

Magic Foot” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Shipoopi” – The Music Man

Telly” – Matilda

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger

By the way… If you like this post, you might also like:

DIY Tenor Rep Book.

Know of any other great audition songs for high tenors?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about your own favorite musical theatre songs for high tenors in the comments below! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for High Tenors.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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