Musical Song Lists

32 Legit Musical Theatre Songs – by Vocal Type

Are you looking for a legit musical theatre song for an upcoming project or audition? First of all, for those of you who are wondering – what is a legit musical theatre song? A legit song is generally classified as one that shows off trained and classical singing chops.

In addition, legit songs will often have more of a lyrical, classic, or vibrato vibe to them. Here’s a list of a few solid and legit musical theatre song choices for every vocal type!

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Adela” – Bernarda Alba

Dividing Day” – The Light in the Piazza

Losing Roberto” – Death Takes a Holiday

When the Music Played” – Doctor Zhivago


Dust and Ashes” – The Great Comet

I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities

In Every Age” – Titanic

She’s a Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman


Lost in the Stars” – Lost in the Stars

Sometimes a Day Goes By” – Woman of the Year

The Great Comet of 1812” – The Great Comet

There’s Always One You Can’t Forget” – Dance a Little Closer


Another Winter in a Summer Town” – Grey Gardens

Living in the Shadows” – Victor/Victoria

Natasha Lost” – The Great Comet

Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – A Tale of Two Cities

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Heaven Knows” – Far From Heaven

No One Else” – The Great Comet

On the Steps of the Palace” – Into the Woods

The Light in the Piazza” – The Light in the Piazza


Dear Friend” – She Loves Me

Once Upon Another Time” – Love Never Dies

Tuesdays, Thursdays” – Far From Heaven

Will You?” – Grey Gardens


Before the Summer Ends” – Dracula

How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins

I Never Knew” – Far From Heaven

Love to Me” – A Light in the Piazza


Big Mole” – Lost in the Stars

Halfway” – Amélie

Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach

Where Is Love?” – Oliver!

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Which of these legit musical theatre songs are your favorite?

And what are you currently working on/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 specific musicals.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Legit Musical Theatre Songs.
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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