re: Legit baritone roles?

beltingbaritone
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/08
Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/8/09 at 03:35pm
As my name says, I would cosider myself a "belter" (I use the term loosely because I'm not to sure if that boys). But I'm looking for a roles for a high baritone that are require a more legit sound. I'm not just looking for individual songs, but of course you could list some of the big songs the character sings. Thanks!

Edit- Oh yes! Younger roles only please! No Don Quixote.
Men don't even belt.
Updated On: 1/8/09 at 03:35 PM
singer73192
Featured Actor
joined:10/19/07
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/8/09 at 04:50pm
It's tough most younger roles are tenors. I know this isn't young but I think anyone can pull it off no matter what their age is. "Stars" is good from Les Mis and "Javert's Suicide." I'll keep on thinking...
beltingbaritone
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/08
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/8/09 at 09:02pm
That's okay. Yeah, its so subjective. I can sing a lot of tenor roles, and there are some older roles I fit into. In reality I'm a younger, high baritone, but I possibly could play eventually. It works. =)
Men don't even belt.
JIJane
Stand-by
joined:7/30/07
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/9/09 at 04:50am
Check out Stop the world I want to get off and Roar of the greasepaint, smell of the crowd. Also Camelot.
WOSQ
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/03
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/9/09 at 11:18am
Just about any role that the following played:

John Raitt
Alfred Drake
Richard Kiley
Brent Barrett
Larry Kert
John Cullum
Robert Goulet

Keep in mind that these guys originated any number of roles, but also played other roles as replacements, on tour or in revival.

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dg22894
Broadway Legend
joined:2/22/08
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/16/09 at 03:25pm
http://www.stageagent.com/ has a part finder.
beltingbaritone
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/08
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/16/09 at 03:37pm
I've used stageagent before, and its horribly inaccurate. =( Roger in Rent is definitely not a baritone; his tessitura is very high. And Sarah Brown Eyes is a mezzo at least in Ragtime, not an alto. It would be a great resource if they had editors.
Men don't even belt.
blondebaby589
Broadway Legend
joined:7/12/08
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/16/09 at 04:15pm
I agree, stageagent's classifications are horrendous. Try to use it sparingly.
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dg22894
Broadway Legend
joined:2/22/08
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/16/09 at 11:02pm
Well stage agent is a good site to know and at least a couple will be accurate. I usually use it to figure out if I got a lead or a supporting.
tis_be_sarah
Understudy
joined:1/2/09
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/19/09 at 11:01am
Don Lockwood- Singin' in the rain.

Im in that show right now. But its not put on alot because its a hell of a hard show to put on.
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beltingbaritone
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/08
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/19/09 at 01:10pm
Just to add to my own list, Prince Charming in Cinderalla? Ten Minutes Ago, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?

Thanks guys! Keep 'em coming!
Men don't even belt.
scaryclowns223
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/08
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/19/09 at 10:08pm
"Dancing Alone" from "I Sing" is essentially everything you just asked for.
Necromancer07707
Broadway Star
joined:12/1/04
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 1/29/09 at 01:33am
Some of the name spellings are questionable...

Cinderella's Prince/Wolf in Into the Woods
Rochester in Jane Eyre
Chauvelin in Scarlet Pimpernel
Wheeler in Do Re Mi
Lancelot Camelot
Although frequently cast as a tenor, Anthony in Sweeney Todd
Cliff in Cabaret
Beast in Beauty and the Beast
Robert Baker in Wonderful Town
Czolgoz in Assassins
Ruteledge in 1776

Also roles in pretty much any musical revue.
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BariTenor1018
Swing
joined:4/9/13
re: Legit baritone roles?
Posted: 4/9/13 at 10:31am
I would consider either Mark or Collins in Rent to be baritone roles. They do have high points in the show, but for the most part their tessituras lie rather low. If you have both that very low rich baritone and the ability to belt rather high (which is indeed a term used for male singing as well as female), you could show off your entire range in the reprise of I'll Cover You. Collins starts out pretty low (I'm not sure of an exact pitch) and is then belting Gs or As by the very end.

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