Musical Song Lists

40+ Beautiful Musical Theatre Ballads

Looking for a beautiful musical theatre ballad 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, you can go through these slow musical theatre ballads, sorted by vocal type.


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Altos

China Doll” – Marguerite

Look With Your Heart” – Love Never Dies

The Music That Makes Me Dance” – Funny Girl

These Are My Children” – Fame

When There’s No One” – Carrie


Baritones

I Miss the Music” – Curtains

If Ever I Would Leave You” – Camelot

Shouldn’t I Be Less in Love With You?” – I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Vows” – Freaky Friday

What More Can I Say?” – Falsettos


Basses

I Waltz Alone” – Grand Hotel

The Impossible Dream” – Man of La Mancha

More I Cannot Wish You” – Guys and Dolls

Song on the Sand” – La Cage aux Folles

Welcome to the World” – A Man of No Importance


Contras

As Long As He Needs Me” – Oliver!

I Know Where I’ve Been” – Hairspray

I’m Not That Girl” – Wicked

My Child Will Forgive Me” – Parade

The Music Still Plays On” – A New Brain


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


Mezzo-Sopranos

Autumn” – Starting Here, Starting Now

Christmas Lullaby” – Songs for a New World

Hopelessly Devoted to You” – Grease

Loving You” – Passion

No One Else” – Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812


Sopranos

Once Upon Another Time” – Love Never Dies

Out of My Dreams” – Oklahoma!

What Good Would the Moon Be?” – Street Scene

Will He Like Me?” – She Loves Me

Will You?” – Grey Gardens


Tenors

Bring Him Home” – Les Misérables

Endless Night” – The Lion King

Isn’t That Enough?” – Honeymoon in Vegas

Someone Is Waiting” – Company

Why God Why?” – Miss Saigon


Trebles

A Letter From Charlie Bucket” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Getting Tall” – Nine

I Want to Know” – Big

Maybe” – Annie

The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden


Duets

All I Ask of You” – The Phantom of the Opera

Beautiful” – Sunday in the Park with George

Do You Love Me?” – Fiddler on the Roof

The Last Night of the World” – Miss Saigon

Too Many Mornings” – Follies


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Which of these musical theatre ballads is your favorite?

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Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Ballads.
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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