20 Solos from Tony Award-Winning Musicals to Add to Your Rep (With Sheet Music!)

Written by Ashleigh Gardner

June 2, 2017

Looking for some amazing solo numbers from Tony Award-winning musicals to add to your rep? We’ve got you covered in this list of 20 solos for males and females! (Check out our Spotify list here.)

1. “So In Love” from Kiss Me, Kate

In her dressing room, Lilli receives a gift from Fred and sings about her love for him.

Get the sheet music here.

2. “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific

Emile expresses his love for Nellie, remembering how they met and were instantly attracted to each other.

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3. “If I Were a Bell” from Guys and Dolls

Outside the club, Sarah drunkenly kisses Sky and admits that she’s truly enjoying herself for the first time in her life.

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4. “Hey There” from The Pajama Game

Sid, rejected once again by Babe, decides to confide his feelings to a dictaphone.

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5. “Til There Was You” from The Music Man

Marian tells Harold the difference he’s made in her life since his arrival.

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6. “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music

Maria spends time in the hills where she was brought up and regrets leaving them.

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7. “Put on a Happy Face” from Bye Bye Birdie

Albert advises a young girl, upset that she might be too old for Conrad after he gets out of the army, to be optimistic.

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8. “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” from Man of La Mancha

Quixote gently explains to Aldonza why he behaves the way he does.

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9. “Cabaret” from Cabaret

Sally Bowles sings her last number at the Kit Kat Klub and betrays sadness in her voice.

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10. “Being Alive” from Company

Bobby expresses his fear of a relationship, marriage, and commitment based on all the things that could go wrong…and then realizes that love isn’t as terrible as he might think.

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11. “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line

Zach asks the dancers what they’ll do when they can’t dance anymore. Led by Diana, they reply that no matter what happens, they’ll be free of regret.

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12. “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from Evita

Eva reveals that despite her original goal of achieving fame and popularity, she finds her true calling to be the leader of her country’s people.

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13. “The Miller’s Son” from A Little Night Music

Petra, the maid, thinks about the joy and freedom that she longs for before becoming trapped in marriage.

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14. “Maybe” from Annie

Annie dreams about who and where her parents might be.

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15. “Johanna” from Sweeney Todd

Anthony pledges his love to Johanna despite being forbidden to be with her.

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16. “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom tells Christine to sing his music and enchants her with his voice.

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17. “One Song Glory” from Rent

Roger wishes to write one last song to be remembered by before he dies.

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18. “All That’s Known” from Spring Awakening

Melchior reflects on how shallow and narrow-minded school is and intends to change things.

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19. “Burn” from Hamilton

Eliza burns the letters Hamilton has written her over the years and laments over their broken marriage.

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Ashleigh Gardner received her AA in Theatre/Drama/Dramatic Arts from Valencia College and her Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Masters Degree in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies from the University of Central Florida. She is a playwright, an actor, and PerformerStuff.com’s Editor. 
Photo credits:
Kiss Me, Kate.
Copyright T. Charles Erickson.
South Pacific. Copyright Lee A. Butz.
Guys and Dolls. Copyright Alexander Sharpe and Joe Wolfgram.
The Pajama Game. Copyright Tristram Kenton.
The Music Man. Copyright 5th Avenue Theatre, 2013.
The Sound of Music. Copyright
Bye Bye Birdie. Copyright Joan Marcus.
Man of La Mancha. Copyright Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Cabaret. Copyright Joan Marcus.
Company. Copyright Daren Scott.
A Chorus Line. Copyright Rich Ryan.
Evita. Copyright Richard Termin.
A Little Night Music. Copyright Reid Thompson.
Annie. Copyright Joan Marcus
Sweeney Todd. Copyright Welsh National Opera.
Phantom of the Opera. Copyright Matthew Murphy.
Rent. Copyright Greenwich Theatre.
Spring Awakening. Copyright C. Stanley Photography
Hamilton. Copyright Joan Marcus.
Kinky Boots. Copyright Matthew Murphy.