The Best Rodgers and Hammerstein Audition Songs

Have you been asked to prepare a song by Rodgers and Hammerstein for an upcoming audition or project? Well, first 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 these Rodgers and Hammerstein audition songs, sorted by vocal type!


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First Step: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

“R&H Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!


R&H Songs for Altos

A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

Everybody’s Got a Home But Me” – Pipe Dream

Happy Talk” – South Pacific

Hello, Young Lovers” – The King and I

I Enjoy Being a Girl” – Flower Drum Song

The Gentleman is a Dope” – Allegro


R&H Songs for Baritones

Soliloquy” – Carousel

That’s For Me” – State Fair

The Big Black Giant” – Me and Juliet

The Highest Judge of All” – Carousel

We Kiss in a Shadow” – The King and I

You Are Never Away” – Allegro


R&H Songs for Basses

A Fellow Needs a Girl” – Allegro

Edelweiss” – The Sound of Music

Lonely Room” – Oklahoma!

Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific

The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream

This Nearly Was Mine” – South Pacific


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


R&H Songs for Mezzo-Sopranos

A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific

Love, Look Away” – Flower Drum Song

Shall We Dance?” – The King and I

Something Wonderful” – The King and I

Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream

We Deserve Each Other” – Me and Juliet


R&H Songs for Sopranos

I Have Confidence” – The Sound of Music

So Far” – Allegro

No Other Love” – Me and Juliet

There’s Music in You” – Cinderella

What’s the Use of Wond’rin’?” – Carousel

You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Carousel


R&H Songs for Tenors

Geraniums in the Winder” – Carousel

Like a God” – Flower Drum Song

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” – Oklahoma!

There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame” – South Pacific

Younger Than Springtime” – South Pacific

You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – South Pacific


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Audition Songs for Rodgers & Hammerstein Musicals:

Carousel

Cinderella

Oklahoma!

South Pacific

The King and I

The Sound of Music


Have you used any of these Rodgers and Hammerstein audition songs?

And which of the above Rodgers and Hammerstein songs have you successfully auditioned with? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments below! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, author of Rodgers and Hammerstein Audition 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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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