Musical Song Lists

Short Musical Theatre Songs – by Vocal Type

Looking for some short musical theatre songs songs for an upcoming audition or project? Well, if it’s for an audition, you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. Otherwise, you can go through these short, mostly around one-minute audition songs, sorted by vocal type.

* These short musical theatre songs are all are under 1:55 in length.

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A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

Beautiful” – Marie Christine

Didn’t I See This Movie?” – Next to Normal

The Usher from the Mezzanine” – Fade Out – Fade In

We Deserve Each Other” – Me and Juliet


Kristoff Lullaby” – Frozen

Michael’s Reprise” – Tootsie

The Highest Judge of All” – Carousel

The Sadder But Wiser Girl” – The Music Man

To Be a Captain” – Titanic


Adrian” – Rocky

Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

Pilate’s Dream” – Jesus Christ Superstar

Waitin’ For The Light to Shine” – Big River

What Would You Do?” – If/Then


It Is What It Is” – The Band’s Visit

Maybe (Baby)” – Grease Live!

Somebody Gonna Love You” – The Color Purple

Sweet Child” – The Little Mermaid

Tender Shepherd” – Peter Pan

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


Belle (Reprise)” – Beauty and the Beas

Freddy My Love” – Grease

Move (You’re Stepping on My Heart)” – Dreamgirls

One Night With You” – All Shook Up


After Midnight Dies” – The Wild Party

No More Candy” – She Loves Me

That’ll Show Him” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The World Above” – The Little Mermaid

Voices of the Angels” – Amazing Grace


Dreamer in Disguise” – Carrie

Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen

He’s Not Here” – Next to Normal

How Did They Build the Titanic?” – Titanic

On This Night of A Thousand Stars” – Evita


Dites-Moi” – South Pacific

Gary, Indiana” – The Music Man

Noah Down the Stairs” – Caroline, or Change

The Beautiful Day” – Scrooge!

The Girl I Mean to Be” – The Secret Garden

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Which of these short musical theatre songs is your favorite?

And what are you working on at the moment? Feel free to share in the comments below!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Short Musical Theatre 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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