Musical Lists

150+ Original Musicals – The Full List of Shows

You’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few musicals adapted from films, books, or real-life events. But have you ever thought about the musicals that were simply created out of thin air? Here’s a full list of entirely original musicals, free from any pre-existing source material, sorted alphabetically.


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Original Musicals (Sorted Alphabetically)

#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


Original Musicals Starting With a #

13

3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down


Original Musicals Starting With ‘A’

A Chorus Line

A Family Affair

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Killer Party

A Slice of Saturday Night

A Strange Loop

Allegro

Altar Boyz

Ankles Aweigh

Anyone Can Whistle

Anything Goes

Assassins

Avenue Q


Original Musicals Starting With ‘B’

Babes in Arms

Baby

Bandstand

Bare

Bells Are Ringing

Birds of Paradise

BKLYN: The Musical

Blood Brothers

Bombay Dreams

Brigadoon

Broadway Bounty Hunter

Bumblescratch

By the Beautiful Sea

Bye Bye Birdie


Original Musicals Starting With ‘C’

Can-Can

Caroline, or Change

Celebration

Charlie Girl

City of Angels

Closer to Heaven

Company


Original Musicals Starting With ‘D’

Dear Evan Hansen

Do Re Mi


Original Musicals Starting With ‘E’

Emojiland

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

Eugenius!


Original Musicals Starting With ‘F’

Face the Music

Fade Out  Fade In

Falsettoland

Falsettos

Fangirls

Fifty Million Frenchmen

Fine and Dandy

Finian’s Rainbow

Firebringer

First Date

Flahooley

Flying Over Sunset

Follies


Original Musicals Starting With ‘G’

Gettin’ the Band Back Together

Glory Days

Goldilocks

Good News!

Grease

Grind


Original Musicals Starting With ‘H’

Hair

Hallelujah, Baby!

Happy Hunting

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Home Street Home

How Now, Dow Jones


Original Musicals Starting With ‘I’

I Had a Ball

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

If/Then

I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road

In the Heights

In Transit

In Trousers

Irma La Douce

It Shoulda Been You


Original Musicals Starting With ‘J’

Jamaica

John & Jen

Jumbo


Original Musicals Starting With ‘K’

Kid Victory

Kitty’s Kisses

KPOP


Original Musicals Starting With ‘L’

Lady, Be Good!

Lady in the Dark

Little by Little

Little Mary Sunshine

Lizard Boy

Love Birds

Love in Hate Nation

Lucky in the Rain


Original Musicals Starting With ‘M’

Magdalena

March of the Falsettos

Me and Juliet

Me and My Girl

Milk and Honey

Miss Liberty

Mr. Wonderful

Murder for Two

My One and Only


Original Musicals Starting With ‘N’

Next Thing You Know

Next to Normal

Nice Work If You Can Get It

No Strings

Now Is the Time for All Good Men

Now. Here. This.

Nuncrackers

Nunsense

Nunsense II

Nunsense A-Men!

Nunsense Jamboree

Nunset Boulevard


Original Musicals Starting With ‘O’

Octet

Of Thee I Sing

On Your Toes

Ordinary Days


Original Musicals Starting With ‘P’

Pacific Overtures

Paint Your Wagon

Pardon My English

Passing Strange

Philemon

Pippin

Placebo

Plain and Fancy

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Promenade


Original Musicals Starting With ‘R’

Rags

Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future

Ranked

Redhead

Ride the Cyclone

Ruthless!


Original Musicals Starting With ‘S’

Sail Away

Salad Days

Salvation

Shucked

Soft Power

Something for the Boys

Something Rotten!

Starmites

Steel Pier

Stop the World – I Want to Get Off

Superhero


Original Musicals Starting With ‘T’

The Act

The Beautiful Game

The Body Beautiful

The Book of Mormon

The Boy Friend

The Cabaret Girl

The Cocoanuts

The Cradle Will Rock

The Dolls of New Albion

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Fix

The Girl Friend

The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

The Landing

The Last Five Years

The Life

The Music Man

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

The New Moon

The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes

The Pirates of Penzance

The Prom

The Rink

The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd

The Rocky Horror Show

The Story of My Life

[title of show]

Top Banana

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)


Original Musicals Starting With ‘U’

Urinetown


Original Musicals Starting With ‘W’

We Are the Tigers

Wildcat


Original Musicals Starting With ‘Z’

Zanna, Don’t!

Zombie Prom


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Which of these original musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above original musicals? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, Author of Original Musicals.
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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