Musical Song Lists

36 Great Musical Theatre Songs About Fathers

In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve put together a great list of musical theatre songs about fathers. The tunes below are sorted by vocal type, and you’ll even find a list of duet ideas at the end!


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Altos

After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday

Home Calls” – Next Thing You Know

Maps” – Fun Home

Raining” – Rocky


Baritones

Gliding” – Ragtime

Soliloquy” – Carousel

Tell My Father” – The Civil War

To Break in a Glove” – Dear Evan Hansen


Basses

Father to Son” – Falsettos

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

The Hardest Part of Love” – Children of Eden

Wheels of a Dream” – Ragtime


Contras

It’s a Boy” – The Will Rogers Follies

Just Like That” – A Christmas Story

Millwork” – Working

Silly Old Hat” – Children’s Letters to God


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


Mezzo-Sopranos

At the Ballet” – A Chorus Line

Can You Find It In Your Heart?” – Footloose

Look At All the People” – Chaplin

Your Daddy’s Son” – Ragtime


Sopranos

Daddy’s Girl” – Grey Gardens

Far From the Home I Love” – Fiddler on the Roof

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

Two Men in My Life” – Big Fish


Tenors

Breeze Off the River” – The Full Monty

Bring Him Home” – Les Misérables

Not My Father’s Son” – Kinky Boots

My Daddy Always Taught Me to Share” – Grind


Trebles

Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

I Want It Now” – Willy Wonka

Maybe” – Annie

Quiet” – Matilda


Duets

Back in the Day” – It Shoulda Been You

Dear Theodosia” – Hamilton

Mushnik & Son” – Little Shop of Horrors

Telephone Wire” – Fun Home


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

And are there any other great songs about fathers we might have forgotten? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below!


Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Songs About Fathers.
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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