Have you been asked to prepare a song by Kander and Ebb for an upcoming audition or project? 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, you can go through these Kander and Ebb audition songs, sorted by vocal type!
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First Step: 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:
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!
K&E Songs for Altos
“Funny Honey” – Chicago
“I Wrote the Book” – Woman of the Year
“Somebody Older” – Steel Pier
“Thinking of Him” – Curtains
“We Can Make It” – The Rink
K&E Songs for Baritones
“Mister Cellophane” – Curtains
“Second Chance” – Steel Pier
“She’s a Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman
“The First Time” – Zorba
“Why Should I Wake Up?” – Cabaret
K&E Songs for Basses
“Among My Yesterdays” – The Happy Time
“Coffee Shop Nights” – Curtains
“Marry Me” – The Rink
“See You in the Funny Papers” – Woman of the Year
“Sometimes a Day Goes By” – Woman of the Year
K&E Songs for Contras
“Kiss of the Spider Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman
“Love and Love Alone” – The Visit
“Say Yes” – 70, Girls, 70
“What Would You Do?” – Cabaret
“Willing to Ride” – Steel Pier
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
K&E Songs for Mezzos/Sopranos
“A Little Bit of Good” – Chicago
“A Quiet Thing” – Flora, the Red Menace
“Colored Lights” – The Rink
“Maybe This Time” – Cabaret
“Sing Happy” – Flora, the Red Menace
K&E Songs for Tenors
“Day After That” – Kiss of the Spider Woman
“I Don’t Care Much” – Cabaret
“I Miss the Music” – Curtains
“Razzle Dazzle” – Chicago
“Sara Lee” – And the World Goes ‘Round
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Audition Songs for Kander & Ebb Musicals:
Have you sung any of these Kander and Ebb audition songs?
And which of the above Kander and Ebb songs have you successfully auditioned with? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments below! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
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.