Musical Theatre Songs for Belters – by Vocal Type

Are you a strong singer who’s looking for a way to let it all out on stage? Then make sure to check out this list of amazing musical theatre songs for belters, sorted by vocal type!

And by the way, here’s the matching “Musical Theatre Songs for Belters” Spotify playlist!


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Belting Songs for Altos

Good Morning Baltimore” – Hairspray

Look Ma, I Made It” – Nunsense II

Nobody’s Side” – Chess

Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone

So Much Better” – Legally Blonde

World Burn” – Mean Girls


Belting Songs for Baritones

Barry Is Going to Prom” – The Prom

Dust and Ashes” – The Great Comet

Marry Me a Little” – Company

Santa Fe” – Newsies

The Games I Play” – Falsettos

The Man I Used to Be” – The Count of Monte Cristo


Belting Songs for Basses

I Am What I Am” – La Cage aux Folles

I Happen to Like New York” – The New Yorkers

Movies Were Movies” – Mack & Mabel

Stars” – Les Misérables

The Impossible Dream” – Man of La Mancha

Wheels of a Dream” – Ragtime


Belting Songs for Contras

Could I Leave You?” – Follies

Heart to Hart” – 9 to 5

My Body Wasn’t Why” – The Glorious Ones

Shine” – Billy Elliot

Simple Joys” – Pippin

Sunday in the Park with George” – Sunday in the Park with George


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


Belting Songs for Mezzos

Dead Girl Walking” – Heathers

Diva’s Lament” – Spamalot

Don’t Rain on My Parade” – Funny Girl

Get Out and Stay Out” – 9 to 5

Move (You’re Stepping on My Heart)” – Dreamgirls

My Grand Plan” – The Lighting Thief


Belting Songs for Sopranos

Ain’t Nothin’ But a Kiss” – Memphis

And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” – Dreamgirls

It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown

Morning Person” – Shrek

The Pricklepear Bloom” – The Robber Bridegroom

The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen


Belting Songs for Tenors

Being Alive” – Company

Corner of the Sky” – Pippin

Man” – The Full Monty

My Petersburg” – Anastasia

Who Am I?” – Les Misérables

Why God Why?” – Miss Saigon


Belting Songs for Trebles/Kids

Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!

Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting

My New Philosophy” – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

One Pal” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical

Tomorrow” – Annie

When I Get My Name in Lights” – The Boy from Oz


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Which of these musical theatre songs for belters is your favorite?

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


Stacy Karyn, author of Musical Theatre Songs for Belters.
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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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