Musical Song Lists

32 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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After All of This and Everything” – Freaky Friday

Look At All the People” – Chaplin

Raining” – Rocky

Your Daddy’s Son” – Ragtime


Gliding” – Ragtime

Soliloquy” – Carousel

Tell My Father” – The Civil War

To Break in a Glove” – Dear Evan Hansen


Father to Son” – Falsettos

Happy/Sad” – The Addams Family

If I Sing” – Closer Than Ever

Wheels of a Dream” – Ragtime


Just Like That” – A Christmas Story

Maps” – Fun Home

Millwork” – Working

Somebody Will” – Shucked

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


Daddy’s Girl” – Grey Gardens

My Grand Plan” – The Lightning Thief

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

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


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


Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

Maybe” – Annie

Maybe He Likes Me” – The Man in the Ceiling

My Dad” – The Great British Bake Off Musical


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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