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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.


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!


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

My Favorite Things” – The Sound of Music


Baritones

All I Owe Ioway” – State Fair

Soliloquy” – Carousel

That’s For Me” – State Fair

The Big Black Giant” – Me and Juliet

The Highest Judge of All” – Carousel

You Are Never Away” – Allegro


Basses

A Fellow Needs a Girl” – Allegro

Edelweiss” – The Sound of Music

Some Enchanted Evening” – South Pacific

The Man I Used to Be” – Pipe Dream

This Nearly Was Mine” – South Pacific

We Kiss in a Shadow” – The King and I


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


Mezzo-Sopranos

A Lovely Night” – Cinderella

Getting to Know You” – The King and I

He Was Tall” – Cinderella

Love, Look Away” – Flower Drum Song

Shall We Dance?” – The King and I

Something Wonderful” – The King and I


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


Tenors

Geraniums in the Winder” – Carousel

Kansas City” – Oklahoma!

Like a God” – Flower Drum Song

That’s the Way It Happens” – Me and Juliet

There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame” – South Pacific

Younger Than Springtime” – 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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