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
“Centuries” – Death Takes a Holiday
“Halloween” – Rent
“Mamaw” – Pump Boys and Dinettes
“You Gotta Die Sometime” – Falsettos
“Mama, Look Sharp” – 1776
“Night Will Come” – Groundhog Day
“This Is Not An Exit” – American Psycho
“That’s Your Funeral” – Oliver!
“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
“Come Back” – Dogfight
“He’s Not Here” – Next to Normal
“How Glory Goes” – Floyd Collins
“Sarah” – The Civil War
“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.
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.