Beautiful Broadway Musical Songs & Lyrics

I’m a huge musical theater person. I’ll never forget watching the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables (the DREAM cast) at Royal Albert Hall on PBS when I was younger and I haven’t looked back since. I love to perform and sing any chance I get (whether on an actual stage or making my friends watch me), and I’ve been in a few musicals. I’ve chatted about some of my favorite Broadway divas on the blog before, and today I want to take my Broadway obsession to a new level.

I’m going to be sharing my favorite “beautiful/emotional” Broadway songs and lyrics. When compiling this list, I selected songs and lyrics that always “get me” – whether they make me cry or leave me feeling inspired. Keep in mind that this isn’t my “best Broadway songs” list, but rather a list of emotional Broadway songs, so get ready for the feels. I originally wanted to pick just specific lyrics from songs, but it was just too hard.

I’ll be revealing some musical plots in this post, so a spoiler (and tear-jerker) warning are in full effect! Let’s get started…


I also asked my friends what their favorite “beautiful” Broadway songs are (maybe you’re like my friend Katie and would say “Every lyric from Dear Evan Hansen“), and here are the results!

So that’s my personal, favorite list! Hopefully only a few tears were shed. Obviously there are hundreds of other incredible, beautiful and heart-wrenching musical songs to chose from, so I leave the question – what are your favorite beautiful Broadway songs/lyrics? Let me know in the comments!

Screen Shot 2016-03-19 at 4.23.14 PM

11 responses to “Beautiful Broadway Musical Songs & Lyrics”

  1. Jen Smith Avatar

    I love Hamilton! I can’t wait for these musicals to tour locally!

    1. Camille Avatar

      YES!! The need to see Hamilton live is so strong!

  2. Sarah Althouse Avatar

    I haven’t seen too many musicals, sad I know, but I do love Le Mis.

    1. Camille Avatar

      It’s so beautiful, it’s the ultimate musical in my opinion!

  3. onesharpmamablog Avatar

    I haven’t seen many big productions. But, I do love seeing the local high school when they do these musicals. I know they’re nowhere near the real deal, but, everybody has to start somewhere, right 😃

    1. Camille Avatar

      Yes exactly!! I couldn’t agree more. Doing musical theater in school is an amazing way to gain exposure/learn about about theater!

  4. TheFrugalCouponer Avatar

    I go back a little further – “Memory” from the musical “Cats”……

    1. Camille Avatar

      Ahh yes, what a number! Chills every time <3

  5. OohBother Avatar

    O.M.G. “She used to be mine” is AMAZING!!!! One of my all time favorite Sara Barellis songs <3

    1. Camille Avatar

      Yesss!!!!!! What a song

Leave a Reply

Blog at