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Top Picks: Must-Have Musical Theater Songs for Baritones


In the vibrant world of musical theater, every voice type brings a unique flavor to the stage. Among them, the baritone stands out with its rich, resonant tones that can convey a wide range of emotions and characters. From stirring ballads to comedic numbers, baritone roles offer performers a chance to showcase versatility and depth.


Golden Age

  1. Where Is The Life That Late I Led" from Kiss Me Kate

  2. Soliloquy from Carousel

  3. This Was Nearly Mine from South Pacific

  4. If Ever I Would Leave You from Camelot

  5. A Fellow Needs A Gril from Allegro


Post Golden Age

  1. Put On A Happy Face from Bye Bye Birdie

  2. Ilona from She Loves Me

  3. The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha

  4. Come Back to Me from On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

  5. I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore from Gigi


Contemporary

  1. It All Fades Away from Bridges of Madison County

  2. You Should Be Loved from Side Show

  3. This Is The Moment from Jekyll and Hyde

  4. Sailing from A New Brain

  5. Foolish to Think from A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder


Sondheim

  1. Marry Me a Little from Company

  2. Being Alive from Company

  3. Good Thing Going from Merrily We Roll Along

  4. Epiphany from Sweeney Todd

  5. Too Many Mornings from Follies


Pop/Rock Musicals

  1. Children of Rock from School of Rock

  2. Fight From The Heart from Rocky

  3. Be The Hero from Big Fish

  4. A Light In the Dark from Next to Normal

  5. To Break In a Glove from Dear Evan Hansen

Comedic

  1. I Am Adolpho from The Drowsy Chaperone

  2. Stop from Mean Girls

  3. C'est Moi from Camelot

  4. God, I Hate Shakespeare from Something Rotten

  5. Come To An Agreement from Honeymoon In Vegas


Disney

  1. Me from Beauty and the Beast

  2. If I Can't Love Her from Beauty and the Beast

  3. Be Prepared from The Lion King

  4. Hellfire from Hunchback of Notre Dame

  5. Everything That I Am from Tarzan


For performers, mastering baritone songs requires technical prowess and interpretive skill. The vocal range demands control and depth, navigating both the lower registers and occasional higher notes with ease. Yet, the rewards are plentiful—the chance to embody memorable characters, evoke powerful emotions, and leave a lasting impression on audiences.


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Tina Golden

Vocal and MT Audition Coach

10+ years singing and dance experience




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