53+ Villain Audition Songs – A Full List

Are you looking for a villain showtune for an upcoming project or audition? 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, and if you’d like to showcase your evil side, here’s our list of villain audition songs/antagonist 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.


Altos

Evil” – The Witches of Eastwick

Land of Yesterday” – Anastasia

Last Midnight” – Into the Woods

Little Girls” – Annie

Poor Unfortunate Souls” – The Little Mermaid

Red Shoes Blues” – The Wizard of Oz

Someone Gets Hurt” – Mean Girls

The Witch” – Big Fish

Witch’s’ Lament” – Into the Woods

World Burn” – Mean Girls


Baritones

A Man Could Go Quite Mad” – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Don’t Be the Bunny” – Urinetown

Hello, Little Girl” – Into the Woods

If You Want to Die in Bed” – Miss Saigon

Master of the House” – Les Misérables

The American Dream” – Miss Saigon

The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story

The Smell of Rebellion” – Matilda


Basses

Be Prepared” – The Lion King

Bring Me My Bride” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Dentist!” – Little Shop of Horrors

Diamond in the Rough” – Aladdin

Dog Eats Dog” – Les Misérables

Hellfire” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

I Am Back” – American Psycho

I Hate People” – Scrooge

Lonely Room” – Oklahoma!

My Name” – Oliver!

My Way or the Highway” – The Life

Suppertime” – Little Shop of Horrors

The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek

The Military” – Seussical

You Can Get Away With Anything” – The Woman in White


Contras

Evil is Hot” – The Toxic Avenger

I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid

Kiss of the Spider Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman

Sensitivity” – Once Upon a Mattress

Sweet Child” – The Little Mermaid

They Don’t Know” – Thoroughly Modern Millie


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


Mezzo-Sopranos/Sopranos

Brimstone and Treacle” – Mary Poppins

Evil Like Me” – Descendants

Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice By Heart

It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown

Off With Their Heads” – Wonderland

Opportunity” – 13

Stay With Me” – Into the Woods

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland

The Pricklepear Bloom” – The Robber Bridegroom


Tenors

Alive!” – Jekyll & Hyde

Captain Hook’s Waltz” – Peter Pan

Confrontation” – Jekyll & Hyde

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

Play With Your Food” – Honk!

The Contest” – Sweeney Todd

The Squip Song” – Be More Chill

You’ll Be Back” – Hamilton

You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” – Oliver!


Trebles

Born to Entertain” – Ruthless!

Cool Kid” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical

I Want It Now” – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Sayonara” – How to Eat Like a Child


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Which of these villain audition songs is your favorite?

And have you ever performed one of these villain musical theatre songs? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, author of Evil 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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