Some good contemporary audition songs for tenors!
(in my opinion :) )
Santa Fe (Newsies) : This one may be a bit overdone, but for good reason! It’s a great one to really show off your range and if you have pipes like Jeremy Jordan, I’ll envy you forever
Meant to Be Yours (Heathers) : This one is a great substitute for Freeze your Brain, which is done quite a lot. You can still show of your acting abilities and two different sides to your voice with the softer, legato chorus and more staccato and rough verses
Seventeen (Tuck Everlasting) : A lovely light song to contrast any darker, heavier pieces in your repertoire. It can also be very endearing if acted well!
Michael in the Bathroom (Be More Chill) : This one is an amazing acting piece, showing anger, sadness and a plethora of other emotions. It also has some gorgeous vocal moments.
Words Fail (Dear Evan Hansen) : Another one like Michael in the Bathroom, shows off your acting abilities and vocal range, while not being used as much as For Forever or Waving Through a Window
You’ll Be Back (Hamilton) : Now this one can be some almighty fun to perform and can really show of your voice while still being light.
Go the Distance (Hercules) : If they ask for Disney, this is a great one to go for. Lovely range and sweet acting abilities with a real strength towards the end
Proud of your Boy (Aladdin) : Although I’m also wary of doing Disney if not asked, this is a really tender yet powerful nature
Raise a Little Hell (Bonnie and Clyde) : One of my favourite songs for tenors, yet it isn’t ever really overdone. I think it’s a real contender if you want a more obscure contemporary piece