Here’s our Top Ten List of Father Songs from musicals to celebrate all the fathers and father figures in our lives …
10. ‘The Pants Song’ – Be More Chill
The Australian premiere of Be More Chill by Manly Black Box Theatre took place in 2018.
This song talks about the challenge of being a Dad.
He’ll need a dad so strongTo help him not slip away
9. ‘Father to Son’ – Falsettos
StageArt’s production of Falsettos took place at Chapel Off Chapel in 2018. This is a song between a father and his son, with some fatherly wisdom and advice.
I loved you, I love you.
8. ‘Wheels of a Dream’ – Ragtime
Ragtime was the final show presented by The Production Company and they finished in style. This song is about a father’s dream for his new child.
Well, when he is old enoughI will show him America And he will ride On the wheels of a dream
7. ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ – Fiddler On The Roof
6. ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’ – Phantom of the Opera
A hauntingly beautiful song about missing a departed father. Thinking of all the dads who are no longer with us.
You were onceA friend and father Then my world Was shattered
5. ‘Father’s Day’ – Children Of Eden
4. ‘Soliloquy’ – Carousel
The realisation that a man is about to become a father …
I wonder what he’ll think of meI guess he’ll call me the “old man”
3. ‘Dear Theodosia’ – Hamilton
This song considers the way life changes when a man becomes a father.
I’m dedicating every day to you
2. ‘Father and Son’ – Moonshadow
Moonshadow made its world premiere in 2012 at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne’s East End Theatre District, featuring songs by Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens.
This is an emotional ballad about the relationship between a father and his growing son.
1. ‘Bring Him Home’ – Les Miserables
While Jean Valjean was not a biological father himself, he took care of and raised Cosette, then also ensured the safety and protection of her beloved Marius, who later declares Valjean a “father to us all”.