Looking for a tenor musical theatre audition song? Look no further. This wonderful song contains great icebreakers, lovely belts, some nice moments of self-doubt combined with a earworm tune.
Perfect for tenor men, it’s lovely tune which combines power and subtlety beautifully. A great one for showing off a tilty, beautiful male tone, plus a sense of humour.
Its top note is a Bb4, but it is possible to cut around it. The cut comes in at just under 3 minutes, but it could be possible to shorten the first bit before it kicks into the main song, as that eats up a lot of time.
Top Note: Bb4 (Tilt)
Qualities Needed: Tilt, Speech
A gorgeous cry/sob tenor tune that showcases the best of an operatically minded singer. The wonderful epiphany at the start leads to a cracking instant-hit at the beginning of an audition. It’s such a clever song that it demands being played with – great for a smart actor.
To my mind, the perfect “sung” audition song. Gorgeous open vowel sounds combined with a melody that runs right from the base of the voice to the top, all in a song contained in just over two minutes. Can be sung ‘legit’, with nice open vowels and a lovely mix, or taken down for females and belted. I’d recommend keeping it legit, since the vowels tend to be a little more back and might not suit well for belting.
A classic easy male tune, with lots of character and beautiful long notes. Perfect for the auditioning male, and fits a lot of character into a short amount of bars. Ignore George Fornby’s riffing on the ukulele that follows the main stanza – uke not required.
You can get the CD for Me and My Girl here for under $1.00 (as always, recommended listening if you’re serious about getting into the character), and the sheet music here.
Top Note: E
Mix Voice Required: Yes
Head Voice Required: No