Hello, everyone! Kevin here. It’s been a while since I posted a major repertoire resource here on the blog. One topic I get asked about a lot is contemporary musical theatre repertoire for ‘legit’ female singers. Though I did write a blog post about this a few years back, there have been frequent requests for something more substantive. In recognition of Musical Theatre Resources turning five years old this year, I decided to bite!

Below, you’ll find a list of 200 carefully selected, contemporary musical theatre pieces that would be great vocal options for ‘legit’ female singers. All songs are from the year 1990-present. What does ‘legit’ mean here? Basically, these pieces are intended to be sung in either head register or a light mix (aka not belted). Some songs err heavily toward classical vocalism and styles– while others are more pop/rock driven. I didn’t include character names or ages for now, but those are important factors to keep in mind while perusing (especially for auditions). While this list is by no means exhaustive, I hope you find it useful for yourself and/or for your students!

DISCLAIMER: As with all lists on the blog, I would greatly prefer that individuals be directed to this website rather than copying the information elsewhere. If you need further assistance finding repertoire for yourself or for your students, make sure to ‘like’ the Kevin Michael Jones Voice Studio & Repertoire Services page on Facebook!

SHOW SONG SONGWRITER(S) TEMPO SHEET MUSIC
Alphabet City Cycle [5 songs] Georgia Stitt, Marcy Heisler Ballad, Uptempo GeorgiaStitt.com
Amazing Grace Voices of the Angels Christopher Smith Uptempo Score/Contact Songwriter
Amazing Grace Tell Me Why Christopher Smith Ballad MusicNotes.com
Amazing Grace I Still Believe Christopher Smith Ballad MusicNotes.com
Amélie Blue Arrow Suite Daniel Messé, Nathan Tysen Ballad MusicNotes.com
Amélie Stay Daniel Messé, Nathan Tysen Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Amélie Times Are Hard for Dreamers Daniel Messé, Nathan Tysen Uptempo MusicNotes.com
An American Victory What Do You See Louis R. Bucalo Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
An American Victory I Could Never Be the One Louis R. Bucalo Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Amour Somebody Michel Legrand, Didier Van Cauwelaert Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Amour Special Time of Day (excerpt) Michel Legrand, Didier Van Cauwelaert Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Anastasia (musical) In My Dreams Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
Anastasia (musical) Once Upon a December Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
Anastasia (musical) Journey to the Past Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Anastasia (musical) Crossing a Bridge Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
Anna Karenina I’m Lost Daniel Levine, Peter Kellogg Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Anna Karenina Nothing Has Changed Daniel Levine, Peter Kellogg Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Anna Karenina I Never Dreamed Daniel Levine, Peter Kellogg Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Bat Boy Inside Your Heart (excerpt) Laurence O’Keefe Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Bat Boy A Home For You Laurence O’Keefe Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Beauty and the Beast (musical) Home Alan Menken, Tim Rice Ballad MusicNotes.com
Beauty and the Beast (2017 film) How Does a Moment Last Forever Alan Menken, Tim Rice Ballad MusicNotes.com
Big Fish I Don’t Need a Roof Andrew Lippa Ballad MusicNotes.com
Big Fish Two Men in My Life Andrew Lippa Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Big Fish Magic in the Man (cut song) Andrew Lippa Uptempo MusicNotes.com
The Bridges of Madison County Almost Real Jason Robert Brown Uptempo MusicNotes.com
The Bridges of Madison County Another Life Jason Robert Brown Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Bridges of Madison County To Build a Home Jason Robert Brown Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Bridges of Madison County What Do You Call a Man Like That? Jason Robert Brown Uptempo MusicNotes.com
The Bridges of Madison County Always Better Jason Robert Brown Ballad MusicNotes.com
Brownstone Since You Stayed Here Peter Larson, Josh Rubins Ballad JWPepper.com
Carrie: The Musical Once You See Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford Ballad MusicNotes.com
Carrie: The Musical I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Carrie: The Musical Why Not Me? Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Carrie: The Musical When There’s No One Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford Ballad MusicNotes.com
Cast of Thousands Flight Craig Carnelia Ballad MusicNotes.com
Chasing the Day (album) Come Home Will Van Dyke Ballad WillVanDyke.com
Chasing the Day (album) Truth, Beauty, And Love Will Van Dyke Ballad WillVanDyke.com
Chaplin Look at All the People Christopher Curtis Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Chaplin What Only Love Can See Christopher Curtis Ballad MusicNotes.com
A Christmas Carol A Place Called Home Alan Menken, Lyn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Civil War I Never Knew His Name Frank Wildhorn, Jack Murphy Ballad MusicNotes.com
Curtains Thinking of Him John Kander, Fred Ebb Ballad MusicNotes.com
Daddy Long Legs Who Is This Man? Paul Gordon Uptempo NewMusicalTheatre.com
Daddy Long Legs I Couldn’t Know Someone Less Paul Gordon Ballad NewMusicalTheatre.com
Death Takes a Holiday How Will I Know? Maury Yeston Ballad MusicNotes.com
Death Takes a Holiday Who Is This Man? Maury Yeston Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Death Takes a Holiday Losing Roberto Maury Yeston Ballad MusicNotes.com
December Songs (cycle) [10 songs] Maury Yeston Ballad, Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Doctor Zhivago When the Music Played Lucy Simon, Michael Korie, Amy Powers Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Doctor Zhivago You’re There Lucy Simon, Michael Korie, Amy Powers Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Doctor Zhivago It Comes as No Surprise Lucy Simon, Michael Korie, Amy Powers Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Doctor Zhivago Somewhere My Love Lucy Simon, Michael Korie, Amy Powers Ballad MusicNotes.com
Dogfight Pretty Funny Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Ballad MusicNotes.com
Dracula: The Musical The Heart is Slow to Learn Frank Wildhorn, Don Black, Christopher Hampton Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Dracula: The Musical If I Could Fly Frank Wildhorn, Don Black, Christopher Hampton Uptempo Score/Contact Songwriter
Dracula: The Musical The Mist Frank Wildhorn, Don Black, Christopher Hampton Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Dracula: The Musical Please Don’t Make Me Love You Frank Wildhorn, Don Black, Christopher Hampton Ballad MusicNotes.com
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens My Brother Lived in San Francisco Janet Hood, Bill Russell Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Elevator High Coney Island Bound Julia Meinwald, Sara Cooper Ballad ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com
Far From Heaven Autumn in Connecticut Scott Frankel, Michaek Korie Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Far From Heaven Tuesdays, Thursdays Scott Frankel, Michaek Korie Ballad MusicNotes.com
Far From Heaven Heaven Knows Scott Frankel, Michaek Korie Ballad MusicNotes.com
Finding Neverland Sylvia’s Lullaby Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy Ballad MusicNotes.com
Floyd Collins Lucky Adam Guettel Uptempo Vocal Selections
Floyd Collins Through the Mountain Adam Guettel Ballad Vocal Selections
Frankenstein: The Musical Dear Victor Mark Baron Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Frankenstein: The Musical The Music of Love Mark Baron Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Frozen (musical) For the First Time in Forever Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Frozen (musical) True Love Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez Ballad MusicNotes.com
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder I Don’t Know What I’d Do Steven Lutvak, Robert L. Freedman Uptempo MusicNotes.com
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Poor Monty Steven Lutvak, Robert L. Freedman Uptempo MusicNotes.com
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Inside Out Steven Lutvak, Robert L. Freedman Ballad MusicNotes.com
Ghost the Musical With You Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard Ballad MusicNotes.com
Ghost the Musical Nothing Stops Another Day Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Giant Your Texas Michael John LaChisua Ballad MusicNotes.com
Giant A Stranger Michael John LaChisua Uptempo Michael John LaChiusa Songbook
Grateful (album) Temporary John Bucchino Ballad JohnBucchino.com
Grateful (album) It Feels Like Home John Bucchino Ballad JohnBucchino.com
Grateful (album) Sweet Dreams John Bucchino Ballad JohnBucchino.com
Grateful (album) The Song With The Violins John Bucchino Uptempo JohnBucchino.com
Grateful (album) In a Restaurant By The Sea John Bucchino Ballad JohnBucchino.com
Grateful (album) This Moment John Bucchino Ballad JohnBucchino.com
The Glorious Ones The World She Writes Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad Vocal Selections
Grey Gardens Daddy’s Girl Scott Frankel, Michael Korie Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Grey Gardens Will You? Scott Frankel, Michael Korie Ballad MusicNotes.com
Grey Gardens Around the World Scott Frankel, Michael Korie Ballad MusicNotes.com
Grey Gardens Another Winter in a Summer Town Scott Frankel, Michael Korie Ballad MusicNotes.com
Hello Again Mistress of the Senator Michael John LaChiusa Uptempo Michael John LaChiusa Songbook
Hello Again Tom Michael John LaChiusa Ballad MusicNotes.com
It Shoulda Been You A Little Bit Less Than Barbara Anselmi Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Jane Eyre Forgiveness Paul Gordon Ballad MusicNotes.com
Jane Eyre Sweet Liberty Paul Gordon Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Jane Eyre The Finer Things Paul Gordon Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Jekyll & Hyde Once Upon a Dream Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse Ballad MusicNotes.com
Jekyll & Hyde In His Eyes Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse Ballad MusicNotes.com
John & Jen Welcome to the World Andrew Lippa Ballad Vocal Selections
John & Jen Hold Down the Fort Andrew Lippa Uptempo Vocal Selections
John & Jen Old Clothes Andrew Lippa Uptempo Vocal Selections
John & Jen That Was My Way Andrew Lippa Ballad Vocal Selections
Keys (album) Always Scott Alan Ballad ScottAlan.net
Keys (album) The Dance Scott Alan Ballad ScottAlan.net
King David Never Again Alan Menken, Tim Rice Ballad MusicNotes.com
King David When in Love Alan Menken, Tim Rice Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Lend Me a Tenor May I Have a Moment? Various Uptempo Score/Contact Songwriter
Lestat The Crimson Kiss Elton John, Bernie Taupin Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Like You Like It Be a Little Wild Daniel S. Acquisto Sammy Buck ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com
The Light in the Piazza The Beauty Is Adam Guettel Uptempo MusicNotes.com
The Light in the Piazza The Light in the Piazza Adam Guettel Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Light in the Piazza Dividing Day Adam Guettel Uptempo MusicNotes.com
The Light in the Piazza Fable Adam Guettel Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Little Mermaid (musical) The World Above Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Little Mermaid (musical) Beyond My Wildest Dreams Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Little Women Some Things Are Meant to Be Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein Ballad MusicNotes.com
Love Never Dies Love Never Dies Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater Ballad MusicNotes.com
Lucky Stiff Times Like This Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
A Man of No Importance Princess Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Marguerite How Did I Get to Where I Am? Michel Legrand, Alain Boublil Ballad Vocal Selections
Marguerite How Many Tears? Michel Legrand, Alain Boublil Ballad MusicNotes.com
Marie Christine Beautiful Michael John LaChiusa Ballad MusicNotes.com
Marie Christine Way Back to Paradise Michael John LaChiusa Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Marie Christine Tell Me Michael John LaChiusa Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Mary Poppins (musical) Anything Can Happen George Stiles, Anthony Drewe Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Matilda the Musical This Little Girl Tim Minchin Ballad MusicNotes.com
Matilda the Musical My House Tim Minchin Ballad MusicNotes.com
Myths and Hymns Migratory V Adam Guettel Ballad MusicNotes.com
Myths and Hymns How Can I Lose You? Adam Guettel Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 No One Else Dave Malloy Ballad MusicNotes.com
Newsies (musical) Watch What Happens Alan Menken, Jack Feldman Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Newsies (musical) Something to Believe In (excerpt) Alan Menken, Jack Feldman Ballad MusicNotes.com
Our First Mistake Not a Love Story Brian Lowdermilk, Kait Kerrigan Ballad NewMusicalTheatre.com
Out of Our Heads (album) I Think That He Likes Me Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond Uptempo KoomanandDimond.com
Out of Our Heads (album) Out of My Head Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond Ballad KoomanandDimond.com
Out of Our Heads (album) Beautiful Mistake Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond Ballad KoomanandDimond.com
Parade You Don’t Know This Man Jason Robert Brown Ballad MusicNotes.com
Passion Happiness Stephen Sondheim Ballad MusicNotes.com
The People in the Picture Now and Then Mike Stoller, Artie Butler Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
The People in the Picture Red’s Dilemna Mike Stoller, Artie Butler Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
The People in the Picture Selective Memory Mike Stoller, Artie Butler Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
The People in the Picture Child of My Child Mike Stoller, Artie Butler Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Phantom This Place is Mine Maury Yeston Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Phantom Home Maury Yeston Ballad MusicNotes.com
Phantom My True Love Maury Yeston Ballad MusicNotes.com
A Proper Place Alive Curtis Rhodes, Leslie Becker Uptempo ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com
Poems & Moon Songs (cycle) [13 songs] Will Reynolds Ballad, Uptempo NewMusicalTheatre.com
Ragtime Goodbye, My Love Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
Ragtime Your Daddy’s Son Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
Ragtime What Kind of Woman Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Ragtime Our Children Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
Reefer Madness Lonely Pew Dan Studney, Kevin Murphey Uptempo Score/Contact Songwriter
Rocky: The Musical Raining Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Scarlet Pimpernel When I Look At You Frank Wildhorn, Nan Knighton Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Scarlet Pimpernel Storybook Frank Wildhorn, Nan Knighton Uptempo MusicNotes.com
The Scarlet Pimpernel I’ll Forget You Frank Wildhorn, Nan Knighton Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
School of Rock Here At Horace Green Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater Uptempo MusicNotes.com
School of Rock Where Did The Rock Go Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Secret Garden Come to My Garden Lucy Simon, Marsha Norman Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Secret Garden How Could I Ever Know? Lucy Simon, Marsha Norman Ballad MusicNotes.com
Sense and Sensibility There He Is Again Paul Gordon Uptempo NewMusicalTheatre.com
Sense and Sensibility Bedside Paul Gordon Ballad NewMusicalTheatre.com
Sense and Sensibility Rain Paul Gordon Uptempo NewMusicalTheatre.com
Sense and Sensibility The Swing Paul Gordon Ballad NewMusicalTheatre.com
Seven Deadly Sins I Eat Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens Ballad Score/Contact Songwriter
Shrek: The Musical Morning Person Jeanine Tesori, David Lindsay-Abaire Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Shrek: The Musical More to the Story (cut song) Jeanine Tesori, David Lindsay-Abaire Ballad MusicNotes.com
Songs for a New World Christmas Lullaby Jason Robert Brown Ballad MusicNotes.com
Songs for a New World Stars And The Moon Jason Robert Brown Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Sorta Love Songs (album) Ohio, 1904 Scott Burkell, Paul Loesel Uptempo ScottandPaul.com
Sorta Love Songs (album) A Sorta Love Song Scott Burkell, Paul Loesel Ballad ScottandPaul.com
Sorta Love Songs (album) There Are Nights Scott Burkell, Paul Loesel Ballad ScottandPaul.com
Sorta Love Songs (album) October Weekend Scott Burkell, Paul Loesel Uptempo ScottandPaul.com
Spring Awakening Mama Who Bore Me Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Spring Awakening Whispering Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater Ballad MusicNotes.com
Stephen Ward I’m Hopless When It Comes to You Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, Christopher Hampton Ballad MusicNotes.com
Still Dreaming Wide Awake (album) Goodnight Scott Alan Ballad ScottAlan.net
Sunset Boulevard Too Much In Love To Care Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, Christopher Hampton Ballad MusicNotes.com
A Tale of Two Cities You’ll Never Be Alone Jill Santoriello Ballad MusicNotes.com
A Tale of Two Cities Without a Word Jill Santoriello Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Thirteen Stories Down Quiet Jonathan Reid Gealt Ballad MusicNotes.com
This Ordinary Thursday (album) Life Is Not a Camera Georgia Stitt Ballad GeorgiaStitt.com
This Ordinary Thursday (album) The Holy Secret Georgia Stitt Uptempo GeorgiaStitt.com
This Ordinary Thursday (album) I Lay My Armor Down Georgia Stitt Ballad GeorgiaStitt.com
This Ordinary Thursday (album) Perfect Summer Georgia Stitt Ballad GeorgiaStitt.com
This Ordinary Thursday (album) This Ordinary Thursday Georgia Stitt Uptempo GeorgiaStitt.com
Titanic Still Maury Yeston Ballad MusicNotes.com
Triumph of Love Serenity Jeffrey Stock, Susan Birkenhead Ballad MusicNotes.com
Triumph of Love If I Cannot Love Jeffrey Stock, Susan Birkenhead Ballad MusicNotes.com
Urinetown Follow Your Heart Mark Hollman, Greg Kotis Ballad MusicNotes.com
Violet Lay Down Your Head Jeanine Tesori Ballad MusicNotes.com
Waitress What’s Inside Sara Bareilles Ballad MusicNotes.com
Waitress A Soft Place to Land Sara Bareilles Ballad MusicNotes.com
What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up (album) I Remember Scott Alan Ballad ScottAlan.net
Whistle Down the Wind Whistle Down the Wind Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman Ballad MusicNotes.com
Wicked Popular Stephen Schwartz Uptempo MusicNotes.com
Wicked I’m Not That Girl Stephen Schwartz Ballad MusicNotes.com
Wicked Thank Goodness Stephen Schwartz Uptempo MusicNotes.com
The Wild Party After Midnight Dies Michael John LaChiusa Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Woman in White I Believe My Heart Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Zippel Ballad MusicNotes.com
The Woman in White All For Laura Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Zippel Ballad MusicNotes.com
Young Frankenstein Listen to Your Heart Mel Brooks Uptempo MusicNotes.com

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