Broadway singers must demonstrate belt

I’ve said before what a tough job it is for female Broadway singers these days. Most casting directors are requiring singers to demonstrate a belt, as well as show a nicely mixed legit voice. Not many auditions require a legit soprano voice anymore. Instead, they are looking for a legit voice that can sing from the bottom up without a break in the middle….a strong chest voice with a mix that can ascend into a belt without flipping.

Music Theatre has changed….

Are you ready for your auditions?

Do you have a song ready in every genre? That includes legit, rock, pop, R&B?

Over 70% of musical theatre productions now include genres other than legit. Men, can you stay connected in your “rock” voice up G or A above middle C? Ladies, can you reach high C and D without flipping to legit?

If it hurts and doesn’t sound bright and resonant, then you are not connecting your low register with your high register. Split resonance is essential for great singing.

Talk to your teacher. Make sure they know what they are doing. Better yet, make sure you know what you are learning.