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50+ Tap Dance Musicals – The Full List of Shows

Are you looking to produce a show that features one or more talented tap dancers? Or are you a fan of tap dancing and want to know which musicals feature this timeless art form? Here’s the full list of tap dance musicals and musicals with tap dancing in them, sorted alphabetically.


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Tap Dance Musicals

110 in the Shade

Music: Harvey Schmidt  Lyrics: Tom Jones  Book: N. Richard Nash

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

Tap Number: “Everything Beautiful Happens at Night”


70, Girls, 70

Music: John Kander  Lyrics: Fred Ebb  Book: David Thompson, Norman L. Martin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Tap Number: “Go Visit Your Grandmother”


42nd Street

Music: Harry Warren  Lyrics: Al Dubin, Johnny Mercer  Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble

Musical Type: 1933 Film/Pre-Contemporary Musical (1980)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


A Chorus Line

Music: Marvin Hamlisch  Lyrics: Edward Kleban  Book: James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Tap Number: “I Can Do That”


A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine

Music: Frank Lazarus, Various  Lyrics/Book: Dick Vosburgh

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

Tap Number: “Doin’ the Production Code”


Aladdin

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics/Book: Chad Beguelin  LyricsTim Rice, Howard Ashman

Musical Type: 1992 Film/Contemporary Musical (2011)

Tap Number: “Friend Like Me”


Anything Goes

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1934)

Tap Number: “Anything Goes”


Big Fish

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa  Book: John August

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Tap Number: “Red, White and True”


Billy Elliot

Music: Elton John  Lyrics/Book: Lee Hall

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Black and Blue

Music/Lyrics: Various

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk

Music/Lyrics/Book: Daryl Waters, Ann Duquesnay, Zane Mark, George C. Wolfe, Reg E. Gaines

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1995)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Bugsy Malone

Music/Lyrics: Paul Williams  Book: Alan Parker

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

Tap Numbers: “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam”


Chicago

Music: John Kander  Lyrics/Book: Fred Ebb  Book: Bob Fosse

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Tap Number: “A Tap Dance”


Crazy for You

Music: George Gershwin  Lyrics: Ira Gershwin  Book: Ken Ludwig

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Dames at Sea

Music: Jim Wise  Lyrics/Book: George Haimsohn, Robin Miller

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Damn Yankees

Music/Lyrics: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross  Book: George Abbott, Douglass Wallop

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Tap Number: “Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo.”


Fade Out – Fade In

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Tap Number: “You Mustn’t Be Discouraged”


Follies

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim  Book: James Goldman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Tap Number: “Who’s That Woman?”


Frozen

Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez  Book: Jennifer Lee

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Tap Number: “In Summer”


Funny Girl

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Bob Merrill  Book: Isobel Lennart

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Gypsy

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim  Book: Arthur Laurents

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

Tap Number: “All I Need Is the Girl”


Holiday Inn

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin  Book: Gordon Greenberg, Chad Hodge

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

Tap Numbers: “Steppin’ Out With My Baby”, “Shaking the Blues Away”, “Song of Freedom”, “You’re Easy to Dance With”


Hot Shoe Shuffle

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Larry Buttrose, Kathryn Riding

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Music/Lyrics: Frank Loesser  Book: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Jelly’s Last Jam

Music: Jelly Roll Morton, Luther Henderson  Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead  Book: George C. Wolfe

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Kat and the Kings

Music: Taliep Petersen  Lyrics/Book: David Kramer

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

Tap Number: “Lucky Day”


Kiss Me, Kate

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Bella Spewack, Samuel Spewack

Musical Type: Golden Age (1948)

Tap Number: “Bianca”


La Cage aux Folles

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman  Book: Harvey Fierstein

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Tap Number: “We Are What We Are”


Lady, Be Good!

Music: George Gershwin  Lyrics: Ira Gershwin  Book: Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1924)

Tap Number: “Fascinating Rhythm”


Leave It to Jane

Music: Jerome Kern  Lyrics/Book:  Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse

Musical Type: Pre-Jazz Age (1917)

Soft Shoe Number: “Sir Galahad”


Lend Me a Tenor

Music: Brad Carroll  Lyrics/Book: Peter Sham

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Mack & Mabel

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman  Book: Michael Stewart

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

Tap Number: “Tap Your Troubles Away”


Mary Poppins

Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe  Book: Julian Fellowes

Musical Type: 1964 Film/Contemporary Musical (2004)

Tap Number: “Step in Time”


Me and My Girl

Music: Noel Gay  Lyrics/Book: Douglas Furber, L. Arthur Rose

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1937)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Mean Girls

Music: Jeff Richmond  Lyrics: Nell Benjamin  Book: Tina Fey

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Tap Number: “Stop”


Mr. Wonderful

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George Weiss  Book: Joseph Stein, Will Glickman

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Tap Number: “Too Close for Comfort”


My One and Only

Music: George Gershwin  Lyrics: Ira Gershwin  Book: Peter Stone, Timothy S. Mayer

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Newsies

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Jack Feldman  Book: Harvey Fierstein

Musical Type: 1992 Film/Contemporary Musical (2011)

Tap Number: “King of New York”


No, No, Nanette

Music: Vincent Youmans  Lyrics: Irving Caesar  Lyrics/Book: Otto Harbach  Book: Frank Mandel

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1925)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Nunsense

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Tap Number: “Tackle That Temptation With a Time-Step”


Nunsense II

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Tap Number: “A Hat and Cane Song”


Nunset Boulevard

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Tap Number: “The Hollywood Blondes”


On the Twentieth Century

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Tap Number: “Life Is Like a Train”


Seesaw

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics: Dorothy Fields  Book: Michael Bennett

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1973)

Tap Number: “Chapter 4, Number 1909”


Shrek

Music: Jeanine Tesori  Lyrics/Book: David Lindsay-Abaire

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Tap Number: “Morning Person”


Shuffle Along

Music/Lyrics: Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle  Book: F.E. Miller, Aubrey Lyles, George C. Wolfe

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1921)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Singin’ in the Rain

Music/Lyrics: Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed  Book: Adolph Green, Betty Comden

Musical Type: 1952 Film/Pre-Contemporary Musical (1983)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Something Rotten!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Karey Kirkpatrick  Music/Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick  Book: John O’Farrell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Spamalot

Music: John Du Prez  Music/Lyrics/Book: Eric Idle

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Steel Pier

Music: John Kander  Lyrics: Fred Ebb  Book: David Thompson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Strike Up the Band

Music: George Gershwin  Lyrics: Ira Gershwin  Book: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1927)

Tap Number: “Strike Up the Band”


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Music/Lyrics: Carol Hall  Book: Larry L. King, Peter Masterson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Tap Number: “The Angelette March”


The Book of Mormon

Music/Lyrics/Book: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Tap Number: “Turn It Off”


The Boy Friend

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sandy Wilson

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


The Drowsy Chaperone

Music/Lyrics: Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison  Book: Bob Martin, Don McKellar

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


The Producers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mel Brooks  Book: Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: 1967 Film/Contemporary Musical (2001)

Tap Numbers: “I Wanna Be a Producer”, “Along Came Bialy”, “Springtime”


The Scottsboro Boys

Music/Lyrics: John Kander, Fred Ebb  Book: David Thompson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Tap/Soft Shoe Numbers: Multiple


The SpongeBob Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Kyle Jarrow

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Tap Number: “I’m Not a Loser”


The Tap Dance Kid

Music: Henry Krieger  Lyrics: Robert Lorick  Book: Charles Blackwell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


The Will Rogers Follies

Music: Cy Coleman  Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green  Book: Peter Stone

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Thoroughly Modern Millie

Music:  Jeanine Tesori  Lyrics/Book: Dick Scanlan  Book: Richard Morris

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Top Hat

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin  Book: Matthew White, Howard Jacques

Musical Type: 1935 Film/Contemporary Musical (2011)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


White Christmas

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin  Book: David Ives, Paul Blake

Musical Type: 1954 Film/Contemporary Musical (2000)

Tap Numbers: Multiple


Young Frankenstein

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mel Brooks  Book: Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Tap Number: “Puttin’ on the Ritz”


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Which of these tap dance musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of these tap dancing musicals? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, Author of Tap Dance 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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