“No Day But Today” Perfect Audition Songs for Rent

Written by Tiffany Wilkie

August 28, 2018

If you’re auditioning for Rent soon, check out these audition numbers perfect for every role!

Auditioning for Roger Davis (Tenor)


An HIV- positive musician and recovering drug addict struggling to write the perfect song.

1. “Don’t Do Sadness” from Spring Awakening



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2. “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls



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Auditioning for Mark Cohen (Tenor)


A bit of a tech geek, who is roommates with Roger. Working as a filmmaker. Trying to figure out who he is in the world.

3. I’m Free from The Who’s Tommy



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4. “Freedom 90″ by George Michael



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Auditioning for Tom Collins (Baritone)


A former roommate of Mark and Roger’s. Works as a computer science professor. A genius who is also HIV- positive.

5. “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Rait (Transpose down to G)



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6. “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe” by Barry White



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Auditioning for Benjamin Coffin Iii (Baritone)


Benny is a former roommate and now owner of the apartment building. He cashed in his ethics for money and power.

7. “It’s All About the Green” from The Wedding Singer



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8. “Let it Sing” from Violet



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Auditioning for Joanne Jefferson (Mezzo)


In a firey and turbulent relationship with Maureen. Joanne works as a lawyer for people in need of assistance. She is clever and deliberate in everything she does. Opposite of Maureen.

9. “You Had Me” by Joss Stone



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10. “Something Bad Is Happening” from Falsettos



Auditioning for Angel Dumott Schunard (Tenor)


Angel is an eccentric HIV- positive drag queen with a heart of gold. Also a drummer and a beautiful dancer.

11. “Land of Lola” from Kinky Boots



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12. “The Origin of Love” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch



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Auditioning for Mimi Marquez (Mezzo)


An HIV-positive young stripper battling drug addiction. She lives in the same building as the others.

13. “ It Won’t Be Long Now” from In The Heights



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14. “Saturday Night in the City” from The Wedding Singer



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Auditioning for Maureen Johnson (Mezzo)


Girlfriend to Joanne, a sensual and eccentric performance artist who used to live in the same building.

15. “The Life of the Party” from The Wild Party



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Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie is the Director of Theatricals for PerformerStuff.com. She also serves as the Casting Director for The Imagination House.