The Best Audition Songs for Annie – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for Annie? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Annie, broken down by character.

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something from a specific time period, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your casting call.


“Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting   Sheet Music | Listen

“I Always Knew” – Annie Warbucks   Sheet Music | Listen

“I Know It’s Today” – Shrek the Musical   Sheet Music | Listen

“Naughty” – Matilda   Sheet Music | Listen

“When I Grow Up” – Matilda   Sheet Music | Listen

“You’ve Got Possibilities” – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman   Sheet Music | Listen

Bert Healy

“Put on a Happy Face” – Bye Bye Birdie   Sheet Music | Listen

“Singin’ in the Rain” – Singin’ in the Rain   Sheet Music | Listen

“The Candy Man” – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory   Sheet Music | Listen

Grace Farrell

“Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm” – How to Succeed in Business  Sheet Music | Listen

“If I Were a Bell” – Guys and Dolls   Sheet Music | Listen

“I Whistle a Happy Tune” – The King and I   Sheet Music | Listen

“It Would Have Been Wonderful” – Annie Warbucks   Sheet Music | Listen

Lily St. Regis

“Adelaide’s Lament” – Guys and Dolls   Sheet Music | Listen

“Don’t Tell Mama” – Cabaret   Sheet Music | Listen

“Nightlife” – All American   Sheet Music | Listen

“Roxie” – Chicago   Sheet Music | Listen

Miss Hannigan

“I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid   Sheet Music | Listen

“The Life of the Party” – The Wild Party   Sheet Music | Listen

“Who’s That Girl?” – Applause   Sheet Music | Listen

Oliver Warbucks

“I’m an Ordinary Man” – My Fair Lady   Sheet Music | Listen

“I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” – My Fair Lady   Sheet Music | Listen

“On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady   Sheet Music | Listen


“Born to Entertain” – Ruthless   Sheet Music | Listen

“If Momma Was Married” – Gypsy   Sheet Music | Listen

“Let Me Entertain You” – Gypsy    Sheet Music | Listen


“All I Care About” – Chicago   Sheet Music | Listen

“I’m Fascinating” – All American   Sheet Music | Listen

“Luck be a Lady” – Guys and Dolls   Sheet Music | Listen

“Star to Be”

“42nd Street” – 42nd Street   Sheet Music | Listen

“Broadway Baby” – Follies   Sheet Music | Listen

“I Got the Sun in the Morning” – Annie Get Your Gun   Sheet Music | Listen

“Show Off” – The Drowsy Chaperone   Sheet Music | Listen

Ensemble (Female)

“How Lovely to Be a Woman” – Bye Bye Birdie   Sheet Music | Listen

“I Got Lost in His Arms” – Annie Get Your Gun   Sheet Music | Listen

“Would You” – Singin’ in the Rain   Sheet Music | Listen

Ensemble (Male)

“More I Cannot Wish You” – Guys and Dolls   Sheet Music | Listen

“Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” – Guys and Dolls   Sheet Music | Listen

“So Long, Big Guy” – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman   Sheet Music | Listen

Annie Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Annie, along with which characters sing in each of them. Do not choose any of the below songs for your audition! The following is intended to be for character research purposes only.

“Maybe” – Annie, Orphans

“It’s the Hard Knock Life” – Annie, Molly, Orphans

“It’s the Hard Knock Life (Reprise)” – Molly, Pepper, Kate, July, Tessie, Duffy

“Tomorrow” – Annie

“We’d Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover” – Ensemble

“Little Girls” – Miss Hannigan

“I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” – Grace, Annie, Staff

“N.Y.C.” – Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Star-to-Be, Ensemble

“Easy Street” – Rooster, Miss Hannigan, Lily

“You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long” – Grace, Staff

“Why Should I Change a Thing?” – Warbucks

“Maybe (Reprise)” – Annie

“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” – Bert Healy, The Boylan Sisters

“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Reprise)” – Orphans

“Easy Street (Reprise)” – Rooster, Miss Hannigan, Lily

“Tomorrow (Reprise)” – Annie, Roosevelt, Warbucks, Cabinet

“Something Was Missing” – Warbucks

“Annie” – Grace, Drake, Staff

“I Don’t Need Anything But You” – Warbucks, Annie, Grace

“A New Deal for Christmas” – Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Roosevelt, Staff, Molly, Orphans

Helpful Links for Annie

Annie lyrics

Annie cast recording (Spotify)

Sheet music for Annie (Amazon)

Sheet music for Annie (Musicnotes)

Which of these audition songs for Annie did you choose?

And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below!

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