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Top Picks: Must-Have Musical Theater Songs for Altos

Updated: Jun 17




Step into the spotlight with this blog as we delve into a list of alto musical theater songs. From soulful ballads to powerful anthems, we uncover the richness and resonance of the alto voice in some of the most iconic musicals of all time. Let's celebrate the strength, depth, and emotional range of alto singers, exploring the unforgettable moments and timeless classics that define their repertoire. Whether you're an aspiring performer, a seasoned professional, or simply a lover of musical theater, this blog is your guide to discovering the transformative power of the alto voice on stage. Let the journey begin as we champion the voices that elevate and inspire audiences around the world.


Golden Age (1940-1959)

  1. A Little Bit In Love from Wonderful Town

  2. A Little Brains, A Little Talent from Damn Yankees

  3. We Deserve Each Other from Me and Juliet

  4. I'm Going Back from Bells Are Ringing

  5. Be Kind To Your Parents from Fanny


Post Golden Age (1960-1970)

  1. I'm The Greatest Star from Funny Girl

  2. That Mister Man of Mine from Dames At Sea

  3. If My Friends Could See Me Now from Sweet Charity

  4. I Wanted to Change Him from Hallelujah, Baby!

  5. Wherever He Ain't from Mack and Mabel


Contemporary (1970- modern)

  1. The Winner Takes It All from Mamma Mia

  2. When You're Good to Mama from Chicago

  3. Backwoods Barbie from 9 to 5

  4. Little Girls from Annie

  5. What Was a Woman to Do from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Sondheim

  1. The Ladies Who Lunch from Company

  2. Broadway Baby from Follies

  3. No Time at All from Pippin

  4. Not A Day Goes By from Merrily We Roll Along

  5. Take Me to the World from Evening Primrose


Disney

  1. Never Never Land from Peter Pan

  2. A Change In Me from Beauty and the Beast

  3. I Want The Good Times Back from The Little Mermaid

  4. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella

  5. Almost There from Princess and the Frog


Comedic/Character

  1. He Vas My Boyfriend from Young Frankenstein

  2. Just Around The Corner from The Addams Family

  3. Ireland from Legally Blonde

  4. Shine from Billy Elliot

  5. So What from Cabaret


Pop/Rock Musicals

  1. Blue Wind from Spring Awakening

  2. A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into from BE MORE CHILL

  3. You Don't Know from Next to Normal

  4. With You from Ghost: The Musical

  5. Get Down from Six


Powerful Voices

  1. The Wizard and I from Wicked

  2. As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver!

  3. Maybe This Time from Cabaret

  4. Don't Rain on My Parade from Funny Girl

  5. Back to Before from Ragtime

  6. Rose's Turn from Gypsy

  7. The Man That Got Away from A Star Is Born



In conclusion, the world of musical theater is enriched and elevated by the powerful presence of the alto voice. From stirring ballads to commanding anthems, alto singers bring depth, emotion, and resonance to the stage, captivating audiences with their soul-stirring performances. Through our exploration of alto musical theater songs, we've witnessed the incredible range and versatility of this vocal type, as well as its ability to convey the full spectrum of human emotion. Whether belting out show-stopping numbers or delivering tender, heartfelt moments, alto singers leave an indelible mark on the hearts of listeners everywhere.


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Tina Golden

Vocal and MT Audition Coach

10+ years singing and dance experience




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