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Top Picks: Must-Have Musical Theater Songs for Tenors

Updated: Jun 9

In the dazzling world of musical theater, the tenor voice has long been celebrated for its ability to convey emotion, captivate audiences, and soar to breathtaking heights. From classic Broadway hits to contemporary masterpieces, the repertoire for tenors is as diverse as it is thrilling. Join us on a journey through some of the most unforgettable musical theater songs tailored for the tenor voice.

Golden Age

  1. All I Need Is the Girl from Gypsy

  2. Almost Like Being In Love from Brigadoon

  3. I Met A Girl from Bells Are Ringing

  4. Many Moons Ago from Once Upon a Mattress

  5. Once Upon A Time Today from Call Me Madam

Post Golden Age

  1. A Lot of Livin' To Do from Bye Bye Birdie

  2. I Believe In You from How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

  3. Try Me from She Loves Me

  4. This Is Not Over Yet from Parade

  5. If You Could See Her From Cabaret


  1. Take A Chance On Me from Little Women

  2. My Petersburg from Anastasia

  3. Stranger from Big Fish

  4. Goodbye from Catch Me If You Can

  5. When the Booth Goes Bright from Amelie

  6. Top of the World from Tuck Everlasting


  1. Noel's Lament from Ride the Cyclone

  2. Stop from Mean Girls

  3. Man Up from Book of Mormon

  4. I'm Calm from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

  5. I Don't Understand the Poor from Gentleman's Guide

Pop/Rock Musicals

  1. It's Only a Matter of Time from Back to the Future

  2. I'm Alive from Next to Normal

  3. Good Kid from The Lightening Thief

  4. El Tango de Roxanne from Moulin Rouge

  5. One Knight from Wonderland

Dramatic Ballad

  1. When She Smiles from Lysistrata Jones

  2. Come Back from Dogfight

  3. I Never Knew from Far From Heaven

  4. Someone to Fall Back On from Wearing Someone Else's Clothes

  5. Close Every Door from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


  1. Her Voice from The Little Mermaid

  2. Everything That I Am from Tarzan

  3. Santa Fe from Newsies

  4. Out There from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  5. Proud of Your Boy from Aladdin

From soul-stirring ballads to electrifying anthems, the repertoire for tenors in musical theater is as vast as it is captivating. Whether delivering a heartfelt soliloquy or belting out a show-stopping number, the tenor voice continues to captivate audiences with its power, range, and emotion. As we celebrate these unforgettable musical theater songs for tenors, we honor the timeless artistry and enduring appeal of this remarkable vocal tradition.

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Tina Golden

Vocal and MT Audition Coach

10+ years singing and dance experience

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