The Best Sondheim Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Have you been asked to prepare a song by Stephen Sondheim 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 Sondheim 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

“Sondheim 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!


Sondheim Songs for Altos

Broadway Baby” – Follies

By the Sea” – Sweeney Todd

Everybody Loves Louis” – Sunday in the Park with George

In Buddy’s Eyes” – Follies

Liaisons” – A Little Night Music

Losing My Mind” – Follies

Moments in the Woods” – Into the Woods

The Ladies Who Lunch” – Company

The Miller’s Son” – A Little Night Music


Sondheim Songs for Baritones

Beautiful Girls” – Follies

Hello, Little Girl” – Into the Woods

If You Can Find Me I’m Here” – Evening Primrose

Love, I Hear” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Marry Me a Little” – Company

Multitudes of Amys” – Company

Old Friends” – Merrily We Roll Along

Talent” – Road Show

You Must Meet My Wife” – A Little Night Music


Sondheim Songs for Basses

Everybody Says Don’t” – Anyone Can Whistle

Fear No More” – The Frogs

Is This What You Call Love?” – Passion

It Wasn’t Meant to Happen” – Marry Me a Little

My Friends” – Sweeney Todd

No, Mary Ann” – The Thing of It Is

The Road You Didn’t Take” – Follies

With So Little To Be Sure Of” – Anyone Can Whistle

Your Eyes Are Blue” – Marry Me a Little


Sondheim Songs for Contras

A Parade in Town” – Anyone Can Whistle

Could I Leave You?” – Follies

I’m Still Here” – Follies

Last Midnight” – Into the Woods

Like It Was” – Merrily We Roll Along

Send in the Clowns” – A Little Night Music

Sunday in the Park with George” – Sunday in the Park with George

The Ballad of Booth” – Assassins

The Story of Lucy and Jessie” – Follies


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


Sondheim Songs for Mezzos

Another Hundred People” – Company

Anyone Can Whistle” – Anyone Can Whistle

I Wish I Could Forget You” – Passion

Loving You” – Passion

On the Steps of the Palace” – Into the Woods

Take Me to the World” – Evening Primrose

There Won’t Be Trumpets” – Anyone Can Whistle

Wait” – Sweeney Todd

Witch’s Lament” – Into the Woods


Sondheim Songs for Sopranos

All For You” – Saturday Night

Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Sweeney Todd

I Never Do Anything Twice” – Side by Side by Sondheim

I Remember” – Evening Primrose

Soon” – A Little Night Music

Stay With Me” – Into the Woods

That Dirty Old Man” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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

What More Do I Need?” – Saturday Night


Sondheim Songs for Tenors

Being Alive” – Company

Buddy’s Blues” – Follies

Finishing the Hat” – Sunday in the Park with George

Good Thing Going” – Merrily We Roll Along

Johanna” – Sweeney Todd

Ladies in Their Sensitivities” – Sweeney Todd

Not a Day Goes By” – Merrily We Roll Along

Someone Is Waiting” – Company

Sorry – Grateful” – Company


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Audition Songs for Sondheim Musicals:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Little Night Music

Assassins

Company

• Follies

Gypsy

Into the Woods

• Merrily We Roll Along

• Sunday in the Park with George

Sweeney Todd

West Side Story


Have you auditioned with any of these Sondheim audition songs?

And which of the above Stephen Sondheim songs are your favorites to sing? We’d love to hear all about how your audition went 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 Sondheim 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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