Musical Song Lists

32 Musical Theatre Soul Songs – By Vocal Type

Looking for a particular song 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 soul songs, sorted by vocal type!


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Altos

Be a Lion” – The Wiz

I Got Four Kids” – Caroline, or Change

Is This What Feeling Gets?” – The Wiz

These Are My Children” – Fame


Baritones

Being a Geek” – 13

Patriotic” – Rocky

What Would I Do If I Could Feel?” – The Wiz

When I Find My Baby” – Sister Act


Basses

Early in the Morning” – Five Guys Named Moe

I’ll Be Here” – The Wild Party

Gonna Build a Mountain” – Stop the World – I Want to Get Off

Slide Some Oil To Me” – The Wiz


Contras

I Didn’t Plan It” – Waitress

I Wish It Would Rain” – Ain’t Too Proud

Somebody Gonna Love You” – The Color Purple

The Feeling That We Have” – The Wiz


Mezzo-Sopranos

Cleanin’ Women” – Working

Dreamgirls” – Dreamgirls

It’s a Sign” – If/Then

Measure the Valleys” – Raisin


Sopranos

Ain’t Nothin’ But a Kiss” – Memphis

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

Brand New You” – 13

I’m Leaving You” – The Life


Tenors

Can I Close the Door” – Motown: The Musical

Eating Myself Up Alive” – A New Brain

Just My Imagination” – Ain’t Too Proud

Say a Prayer” – Memphis


Trebles/Kids

Come to the Fun Home” – Fun Home

Cool Kid” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Ease on Down the Road” – The Wiz

Sticks and Stones” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical


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Which of these musical theatre soul songs are your favorite?

And what are you currently working on/auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, Author of Musical Theatre Soul Songs.
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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