Musical Song Lists

40+ Villain Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

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

Isn’t It a Trial?” – Alice by Heart

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

World Burn” – Mean Girls


Baritones

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

Alive!” – Jekyll & Hyde

Dentist!” – Little Shop of Horrors

Dog Eats Dog” – Les Misérables

My Way or the Highway” – The Life

The American Dream” – Miss Saigon

The Genius on Cleveland Street” – A Christmas Story

The Smell of Rebellion” – Matilda


Basses

Be Prepared” – The Lion King

Hellfire” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

I Am Back” – American Psycho

I Hate People” – Scrooge!

Lonely Room” – Oklahoma!

Master of the House” – Les Misérables

My Name” – Oliver!

Suppertime” – Little Shop of Horrors


Contras

I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid

Land of Yesterday” – Anastasia

Last Midnight” – Into the Woods

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!


Mezzos/Sopranos

It’s a Privilege to Pee” – Urinetown

Loud” – Matilda

Opportunity” – 13

Stay With Me” – Into the Woods

The Mad Hatter” – Wonderland


Tenors

Captain Hook’s Waltz” – Peter Pan

Confrontation” – Jekyll & Hyde

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

Play With Your Food” – Honk!

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” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Sayonara” – How to Eat Like a Child

Schroeder” – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown


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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 Villain 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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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