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:
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
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Audition Songs for Rodgers & Hammerstein Musicals:
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.
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.