Top 10 Contemporary Male Solos

Written by Andrea Canny

December 14, 2016

Powerful and passionate stories, tender messages and funny characters…these ten contemporary pieces will always have a great place in your audition binder.

1. “Hold Me In Your Heart” from Kinky Boots

This tender song of love and forgiveness is a great solo to show your depth of vocal emotion and vocal control.

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2. “My Shot” from Hamilton

This is just one of many powerful songs from Lin-Manuel’s history-making hit musical, Hamilton.

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3. “Telly” from Matilda

Show off your comedic and accent skills in this funny song from Matilda.

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4. “Not My Father’s Son” from Kinky Boots

Explore the complex emotions of a son who loves his father, but will never be what he expects of him.

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5. “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton

This delicious solo from Hamilton will showcase your comedic and accent abilities.

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6. “The Room Where it Happens” from Hamilton

Wow your auditor with your talents and prove that your audition IS in the room where it happens!

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7. “Here For You” from 9 to 5

What a fun ‘bad guy’ character to play! Show your playful nature with this great solo.

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8. “Why, God, Why?” from Miss Saigon

A tenor standard because it’s just such a beautiful and powerful piece of musical passion…no wonder Miss Saigon is reviving on Broadway.

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9. “Sherry” from Jersey Boys

If you can sing that high, you will want a great showcase solo like this!

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Andrea Canny is a professional entertainer (31 years), writer, director, producer, studio vocalist, vocal performance/cabaret coach, adjudicator as well as cabaret artist who is currently writing a book on integrity in the entertainment business.
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