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What is your highest note that you can do decently.
In 'The Singer's Musical theatre Anthology' volume 3 for Baritone/Bass, the two songs from Titanic are 'There She Is' which is actually a song for three ( i think ) workers on the ship. And there is "In Every Age", the first song in the show. It is sung by Mr. Andrews, the designer of the ship.
The top note in 'There She Is' is the D right next to middle C. 'In Every Age' takes you to the G above middle C.
In the Tenor volume 3 ( most Baritones use both, like I do, because there are songs in both that we can sing. And the ones in the Tenor book are useful in strengthening the upper part of our range ) there are three songs.
'The Proposal' a man on the ship narrating a telegraph to his lover asking her to marry him. Basically all you sing near the end are Eb and F above middle C. Optional note at the end is G above Middle C. The other note is Eb, the tonic note.
'Barrett's Song' is a solo sung by Barrett, a worker on the ship. If you were Barrett, you'd also sing 'There She Is.' Your top note is G above middle C ( in this song ), and you need to be able to be up there for a while.
'No Moon'. I don't know the backstory on this one. High note is G above Middle C.
There's also the song 'The Night Was Alive', sung during 'The Proposal.' I don't remember the top note for that song. It is sung by the man typing out the telegraph in morse code.
Those could be possible roles? Google 'Titanic musical lead ranges' or something like that.
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Your best bet would probably be Isidor Straus. He's the 67 year-old first class passenger who decides to go down with his wife rather than live without her. His main solo is in a duet with his wife, Ida, called "Still" about how they still love each other after all of their years together. It goes up to a high F but only once and for a very short time.
First Officer William Murdoch, age 39, would also be good. He goes up to a high E in his small solo "To Be A Captain".
Senior First Class Steward Henry Etches, age 50, might also be a good choice. His highest note is an F# in "What A Remarkable Age This Is", and it's only very brief. He also sings a reprise of "To Be A Captain" in a lower key, and he has to hit some high D's and E's quite frequently in "What A Remarkable Age This Is".
Second Officer Charles Lightoller and Quartermaster Robert Hitchens, 38 and 23, respectively, are not very vocally demanding roles, but are good ones nonetheless, Lightoller especially. He's in charge of loading the lifeboats in Act II.
Most of the first class men are not very vocally demanding either. John Astor, John Thayer, George Widener, and Benjamin Guggenheim are very undemanding from a singing standpoint. Although Astor usually doubles as a Stevedore and an Italian man, both of which are tenors, but it's easy to work around that, both are only in one scene, and the man playing Astor doesn't have to play these roles.
Edgar Beane, second class passenger and husband of Alice Beane, who is starstruck by the millionaires, hits a high D in the beginning, only sings in "I Must Get On That Ship" where he hits the D, and in "I Have Danced" where he mostly sings low G's and A's. But personally, I think that he and his wife are very annoying characters.
Finally, Captain E.J. Smith, in his sixties, and J. Bruce Ismay, owner of the ship, in his forties, are both good baritone roles. For the most part, they remain vocally simple until "The Blame", the song in which the Captain, Ismay, and Mr. Andrews debate whose fault it is that the ship is sinking. In this song, Captain Smith hits many high F's and so does Ismay, but Ismay also has a naughty high G. Fortunately, for the tone of the song, these notes can simply be shouted.
So, there are your best bets. Take your pick. And have fun.
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