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What was your first audition song? | Vanity Fair Theater Portfolio

The stars of Vanity Fair's Theater Portfolio share their first audition song.

Released on 03/27/2023


[mellow music]

♪ Soon it's gonna rain ♪

♪ I can tell ♪

♪ Soon it's gonna rain ♪

♪ What are we gonna do ♪

Clarence from Richard III.

O, I passed a miserable night.

So full of fearful dreams, of ugly sights.

I loved Gallop Apace from Romeo and Juliet.

I found always that I had good luck

whenever I auditioned with that one.

The monologue from As You Like It.

Think not, I love him, though I ask for him.

I was like eight or nine years old,

I would sing this song Paper Moon

all the time for my auditions.

When I first started auditioning,

I used a song called It's an Art,

which is a song a waitress sings from Working,

the musical Working.

And I booked many a job with that song.

My song of choice was

What About Love by Heart.

Where You Lead by Carole King

was my go to audition song.

Before Beautiful the musical ever came out.

It was my jam.

Oh, and even before Gilmore Girls.

My song of choice was Take Me to the World

from Evening Primrose, which was written

by Stephen Sondheim, which is sort of magical.

I would sing Time from Tuck Everlasting.

And there's like a video of me singing that online.

Don't look it up. No I'm kidding. [chuckles]

[mellow music]