So you need female musical theater duets? We’ve got you covered! We love Broadway duets for women here at Theater Love — and, since our team members perform often, we keep a running list of ideas.
Before picking these songs, we ask two questions: Is this duet strong enough to stand on its own? Will our audience enjoy listening? These 10 Broadway duets all fit the bill.
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1. “I Could Always Go To You” from Personals
A lovely combination of beautiful harmonies and cute humor, this duet charms audiences in the beginning — and then delivers a fun twist. (Plus, how much do we love the word “bullshit” in the middle of a song?) As a bonus, it doesn’t require much staging.
2. “Marry the Man Today” from Guys and Dolls
Do you have two great actresses? This adorable duet is a great opportunity to establish characters. There’s plenty of of opportunity for hilarious facial expressions and fun staging.
3. “Three Bedroom House” from Bat Boy
This one grabs listeners from the beginning with its fast pace and catchy vibe. If you’re looking for something that an audience hasn’t heard before, it’s the perfect choice — it’s rarely done in concert! If your singers have great chemistry, it can be a showstopper.
4.” Sisters” from White Christmas
Want to add a little vintage charm to your concert lineup? You can never go wrong with “Sisters” from White Christmas. It’s always adorable, and if you like, you can go all out with some retro dresses and dance moves. (Skip to 0:50 in the video below.)
5. “Some Things Are Meant to Be” from Little Women
Sometimes, you need a quiet moment in the middle of a busy concert. This little duet is perfect for that. It’s small and peaceful, and it won’t take away from the numbers that come before and after it.
6. “The Stepsisters’ Lament”
On the other end of the “sisters” spectrum is “The Stepsisters’ Lament”. A fantastic opportunity for humor, it’s the perfect way to lighten a concert lineup that’s packed with ballads. Take it up a notch with simple staging, and let your ridiculous facial expressions fly. (Also, Audra!)
7. “River Deep, Mountain High”
Okay, so it’s not technically a musical theater duet, but it is from Glee so it’s practically the same thing. When you have two women who can seriously belt it out, this one will steal the show. Bonus? Round up a little band with a brass section.
8. “Cat Duet”
This one isn’t Broadway, either, but it has some serious theatricality that fits right into a musical theater recital. This duet is the perfect way to work two female opera singers into your lineup, and it’s guaranteed to leave listeners smiling.
9. “Bosom Buddies”
Need a Broadway duet for two altos? This is your song. It’s got a comfortable, low range — and plenty of speak-singing. It’s usually performed by older actresses, but any two women with confidence and sparky chemistry can pull it off.
10. “You Love Who You Love”
A little country, a little Broadway, a hint of belting — this duet for two women is an unexpected addition to a musical theater concert. It has some really lovely moments of harmony and unison, and in the hands of the right singers, can be a beautiful mid-show piece.
We want to know — what are your female musical theater duets at the moment?