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15+ Rap Musicals – The Full List of Shows

Rap musicals are gaining popularity these days, though there aren’t too many of them yet. They often fuse elements from various genres like pop, R&B, and traditional musical theatre. Continue scrolling to discover the diverse range of musical styles in this list of rap musicals, followed by a short list of musicals that showcase a featured rap song.


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Rap Musicals

21 Chump Street

Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

Music Genres: Pop / Rap


Bring It On

Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda  Music: Tom Kitt  Lyrics: Amanda Green  Book: Jeff Whitty

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Music Genres: Pop / Rap


Broadway Bounty Hunter

Music/Lyrics/Book: Joe Iconis  Book: Lance Rubin, Jason SweetTooth Williams

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Music Genres: Funk / Musical Theatre / Rap / Rock / Soul


Hamilton

Music/Lyrics/Book: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Music Genres: Pop / Rap / R&B


Nativity!

Music/Lyrics: Nicky Ager  Lyrics/Book: Debbie Isitt

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Music Genres: Musical Theatre / Pop-Rock / Rap


Operation Mincemeat

Music/Lyrics/Book: David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson, Zoë Roberts

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Music Genres: Musical Theatre / Pop / Rap / Misc.


Spamilton

Music: Various  Lyrics/Book: Gerard Alessandrini

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Music Genres: Pop / Rap / R&B


Suffs

Music/Lyrics/Book: Shaina Taub

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

Music Genres: Musical Theatre / R&B / Rap


Venice

Music/Lyrics: Matt Sax  Lyrics/Book: Eric Rosen

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Music Genres: Hip-Hop / Pop / Rap


Musicals With a Featured Rap Song

Altar Boyz

Music/Lyrics: Gary Adler, Michael Patrick Walker  Book: Kevin Del Aguila

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Rap Song: “The Miracle Song”


Bare

Music/Book: Damon Intrabartolo  Lyrics/Book: Jon Hartmere

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Rap Song: “Wonderland”


Chess

Music: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus  Lyrics: Tim Rice  Book: Richard Nelson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

Rap Song: “One Night in Bangkok”


Dreamland

Music/Lyrics/Book: Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)

Rap Song: “Kodiak”


Fame

Music: Steve Margoshes  Lyrics: Jacques Levy  Book: José Fernandez

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1988)

Rap Song: “Tyrone’s Rap”


First Date

Music/Lyrics: Alan Zachary, Michael Weiner  Book: Austin Winsberg

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

Rap Song: “Bailout Songs”


Starlight Express

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alistair Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe, David Yazbek, Nick Coler

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

Rap Song: “The Rap”


The SpongeBob Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Kyle Jarrow

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Rap Song: “When the Going Gets Tough”


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Which of these rap musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above rap 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 Rap 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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