Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos – Our Top Picks

Getting ready for an important audit? 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, or if you’re just looking to expand your repertoire, you can go through this list of audition songs for alto-mezzos.

By the way, if you are an alto-mezzo, your range lies exactly between the mezzo and alto voice types, or sometimes even extends both! Basically, all of the songs below would be suitable for either altos or mezzo-sopranos to sing. If you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal type yet, I would definitely recommend doing so!


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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. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

• Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

• “Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos” Spotify Playlist


Golden Age Songs for Alto-Mezzos (1940-1959)

“A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific Music➝

“Be Kind to Your Parents” – Fanny Music➝

“Grant Avenue” – Flower Drum Song Music➝

“Honey Bun” – South Pacific Music➝

“I Whistle a Happy Tune” – The King and I Music➝

“Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?” – The King and I Music➝

“Sweet Thursday” – Pipe Dream Music➝

“We Deserve Each Other” – Me and Juliet Music➝


Post-Golden Age Songs for Alto-Mezzos (1960s)

“Anyone Can Whistle” – Anyone Can Whistle Music➝

“Do I Hear a Waltz?” – Do I Hear a Waltz? Music➝

“If He Walked Into My Life” – Mame Music➝

“I’ve Never Said I Love You” – Dear World Music➝

“On the Other Side of the Tracks” – Little Me Music➝

“Ribbons Down My Back” – Hello, Dolly! Music➝

“Who Are You Now?” – Funny Girl Music➝

“Why Go Anywhere At All?” – The Gay Life Music➝


1970s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

“At the Ballet” – A Chorus Line Music➝

“Be a Lion” – The Wiz Music➝

“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” – Evita Music➝

“Look What Happened to Mabel” – Mack & Mabel Music➝

“Nobody Does It Like Me” – Seesaw Music➝

“The Earth and Other Minor Things” – Gigi Music➝

“West End Avenue” – The Magic Show Music➝

“What I Did for Love” – A Chorus Line Music➝


1980s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

“I’d Give My Life For You” – Miss Saigon Music➝

“Let’s Play a Love Scene” – Fame Music➝

“Listen” – Dreamgirls Music➝

“Lost and Found” – City of Angels Music➝

“The Story Goes On” – Baby Music➝

“Think of Meryl Streep” – Fame Music➝

“Unsuspecting Hearts” – Carrie Music➝

“Why Not Me?” – Carrie Music➝


1990s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

“Can You Find It In Your Heart?” – Footloose Music➝

“Dancing All the Time” – Big Music➝

“He’s No Good” – The Life Music➝

“Loving You” – Passion Music➝

“Once Upon a Dream” – Jekyll & Hyde Music➝

“Stranger to the Rain” – Children of Eden Music➝

“Sympathy, Tenderness” – Jekyll & Hyde Music➝

“We Had a Dream” – The Life Music➝


2000s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

“Anytime I Am There” – Elegies Music➝

“Everything I Know” – In the Heights Music➝

“Please Don’t Make Me Love You” – Dracula Music➝

“Like Other Girls” – Daddy Long Legs Music➝

“Look At All the People” – Chaplin Music➝

“The Life I Never Led” – Sister Act Music➝

“What a Mother Does” – A Christmas Story Music➝

“When the World Was Mine” – The Count of Monte Cristo Music➝


2010s Songs for Alto-Mezzos

“Another Life” – The Bridges of Madison County Music➝

“Don’t Say Another Word” – Next Thing You Know Music➝

“Heart of Stone” – Six Music➝

“I See Stars” – Mean Girls Music➝

“My Most Beautiful Day” – Tuck Everlasting Music➝

“Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost Music➝

“Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland Music➝

“Times Are Hard for Dreamers” – Amélie Music➝


Character/Comedic Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos

Charming The Great Comet Music➝

“I Speak Six Languages” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Music➝

“I’m the Greatest Star” – Funny Girl Music➝

“I’ve Got Pizzazz” – Nunsense II Music➝

“Lost in the Brass” – Band Geeks Music➝

“Red Shoes Blues” – The Wizard of Oz Music➝

“Shy” – Once Upon a Mattress Music➝

“Somewhere That’s Green” – Little Shop of Horrors Music➝


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Have you tried out any of these audition songs for alto-mezzos?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about your own favorite musical theater songs for alto-mezzos about it in the comments below! In the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for Alto-Mezzos.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theater Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theater, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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