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 musical theatre songs, sorted by vocal type.

* All of the songs below are under 1:50 in length.

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A Cockeyed Optimist” – South Pacific

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

It Is What It Is” – The Band’s Visit

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

We Deserve Each Other” – Me and Juliet


Adrian” – Rocky

Let’s Not Waste a Moment” – Milk and Honey

Michael’s Reprise” – Tootsie

The Highest Judge of All” – Carousel

To Be a Captain” – Titanic


Everything About You” – Groundhog Day

Pilate’s Dream” – Jesus Christ Superstar

The Sadder But Wiser Girl” – The Music Man

Waitin’ For The Light to Shine” – Big River

What Would You Do?” – If/Then


Live For Loving You” – On Your Feet!

Maybe (Baby)” – Grease Live!

My Conviction” – Hair

Somebody Gonna Love You” – The Color Purple

There’s a World” – Next to Normal

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


Better” – Little Women

Freddy My Love” – Grease

One Night With You” – All Shook Up

Pathetic” – Matilda

Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland


A Note From Grandma” – The Wedding Singer

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

Would You?” – Singin’ in the Rain


Dreamer in Disguise” – Carrie

Hans of the Southern Isles” – Frozen

He’s Not Here” – Next to Normal

How Did They Build the Titanic?” – Titanic

I Can Do That” – A Chorus Line


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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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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