Musical Song Lists

32 Eerie Musical Theatre Songs About Death

Are you specifically looking for a showtune about death for an upcoming audition or project? Well, if it’s for an audition, 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 the following musical theatre songs about death, sorted by vocal type.

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Come to Me” – Les Misérables

Die Vampire, Die!” – [title of show]

Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad” – Bonnie & Clyde

Forever Yours” – Once on This Island


How It Ends” – Big Fish

Mamaw” – Pump Boys and Dinettes

The Legacy” – On the Twentieth Century

They Live in You” – The Lion King


Aftershocks” – Next to Normal

Mama, Look Sharp” – 1776

Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day

This Is Not An Exit” – American Psycho


Just Around the Corner” – The Addams Family

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

The Ballad of Booth” – Assassins

There’s a World” – Next to Normal

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Dead Mom” – Beetlejuice

Heartless” – The Prince of Egypt

Life Is” – Zorba!

Old Folks” – Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris


Desperate Ones” – Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

How Could I Ever Know?” – The Secret Garden

My Death” – Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

To Keep My Love Alive” – A Connecticut Yankee


He’s Not Here” – Next to Normal

How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins

Sarah” – The Civil War

The Phone Call” – Lucky Stiff


Big Mole” – Lost in the Stars

Come to the Fun Home” – Fun Home

Girl Scout” – Beetlejuice

Not While I’m Around” – Sweeney Todd

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Which of these musical theatre songs about death is your favorite?

Or do you know of any other great showtunes about death? We would 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.

Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Songs About Death.
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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