Musical Song Lists

32 Meaningful Musical Theatre Songs About Family

Are you specifically looking for a showtune about family 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 family, sorted by vocal type.


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Altos

Crossing a Bridge” – Anastasia

Higher” – Allegiance

I’m Here” – The Color Purple

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday


Baritones

Danny & Andrew” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore

Inútil” – In the Heights

Look Over There” – La Cage aux Folles

Something Was Missing” – Annie


Basses

In My Own Lifetime” – The Rothschilds

More I Cannot Wish You” – Guys and Dolls

Wheels of a Dream” – Ragtime

You Two” – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


Contras

Millwork” – Working

Omar Sharif” – The Band’s Visit

Tell Me Why” – A Man of No Importance

The Feeling That We Have” – The Wiz


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Mezzo-Sopranos

Around the World” – Grey Gardens

My Grand Plan” – The Lightning Thief

Safer” – First Date

Sons of” – Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris


Sopranos

Children of the Wind” – Rags

He Lives in You (Reprise)” – The Lion King

Superboy and the Invisible Girl” – Next to Normal

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish


Tenors

A Bit of Earth” – The Secret Garden

Breeze Off the River” – The Full Monty

Day After That” – Kiss of the Spider Woman

The Wall in My Head” – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie


Trebles

Maybe” – Annie

Middle of a Moment” – James and the Giant Peach

My Best Girl” – Mame

On Your Way Home” – James and the Giant Peach


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

Or do you know of any other great showtunes about family? 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 Family.
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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