28 Best Love Quotes From Broadway Musicals

28 Best Love Quotes From Broadway Musicals

My favorite thing to do when I’m home alone is to blast musical theater show tunes and sing along at the top of my lungs. I always go full out with costumes, props, and set pieces. There’s just something about Broadway musical song lyrics that make you feel on top of the world.

I used to put on a weekly production of Spring Awakening in my bedroom when I was in high school. I have also famously taken over thirty Hamilton-themed SoulCycle classes. I just get so wrapped up in the story and journey a musical album can take you on.

I’m also absolutely addicted to love songs and living out the romantic moments from a Broadway show. I love belting crazy love ballads that take place during the Vietnam war, 19th century Germany, and even hell.

The lyrics of Broadway songs can transport you to any story. You can sing songs about falling in love, marriage, friendship, heartbreak, and self love.

My all time favorite love song to sing is called "Prayer To The Moon" from a show called Vanara. Take a look below at this iconic video of Eva Noblezada recording "Prayer To The Moon" in the recording studio — the song is currently in workshops in New York and will (hopefully) head to Broadway in the future.

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There are so many wonderful love quotes and love ballad options to choose from on Broadway. You might resonate with a song from Dear Evan Hansen about a teenage boy falling in love with his crush for the first time. You could even be drawn to a song from Legally Blonde about fighting to get into Harvard to get the love of your life back.

The lyrics in these love songs from musical theater can feel personal and relatable, and singing them can be an amazing and cathartic experience. Take a look below at our picks of the best love quotes and song lyrics about love from Broadway musicals that will make your heart sing:

1. "I Believe" — Spring Awakening

"I can hear your heart beat, Wendla ... no matter where I am, I hear it beating."Spring Awakening

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2. "Light" — Next To Normal

"The price of love is loss, but still we pay. We love anyway." Next to Normal

3. "Only Us" — Dear Evan Hansen

"Can it be us and only us? And what came before won't count anymore or matter." Dear Evan Hansen

4. "All I've Ever Known" — Hadestown

"All I've ever known is how to hold my own and now I want to hold you." Hadestown

5. "Without You" — Rent

"The earth turns, the sun burns, but I die, without you." Rent

6. "Johanna" — Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

"I feel you, Johanna. And one day, I'll steal you. 'Til I'm with you and I'm with you there, buried sweetly in your yellow hair." Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

7. "When He Sees Me" — Waitress

"But still I can't help from hoping to find someone to talk to who likes the way I am. Someone who when he sees me, wants to again." Waitress

8. "Answer Me" — The Band's Visit

"Only you, when the sun and moon and stars are gone, what's left is only you. Will you answer me? Answer me." The Band's Visit

9. "People Will Say We're In Love" — Oklahoma

"Just keep your hand in mine. Your hand feels so grand in mine. Let people say we're in love." Oklahoma

10. "All I Ask Of You" — The Phantom of the Opera

"Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime. Let me lead you from your solitude. Say you need me with you, here beside you. Anywhere you go, let me go too." The Phantom of the Opera

11. "I Can Do Better Than That" — The Last Five Years

"I want you and you and nothing but you. Miles and piles of you. Finally I'll have something worthwhile to think of each morning." The Last Five Years

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12. "What Could Be Better" — Bright Star

"What could be better than holding you close to me like this?" Bright Star

13. "He Loves Me" — She Loves Me

"She loves me and to my amazement, I love it, knowing that she loves me." She Loves Me

14. "Tonight" — West Side Story

"Tonight, tonight, I'll see my love tonight. And for us, stars will stop where they are." West Side Story

15. "Stay With Me" — Into the Woods

"Someone has to shield you from the world. Stay with me." Into the Woods

16. "I Could Have Danced All Night" — My Fair Lady

"Why at all at once, my heart took flight. I only know when he began to dance with me. I could have danced, danced, danced all night." My Fair Lady

17. "You Must Love Me" — Evita

"Deep in my heart, I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling, frightened you'll slip away. You must love me, you must love me." Evita

18. "I'd Give My Life For You" — Miss Saigon

"I swear I'd give my life for you." Miss Saigon

19. "Wait For It" — Hamilton

"Love doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints. It takes and it takes and it takes and we keep loving anyway. We laugh and we cry and we break and we make our mistakes." Hamilton

20. "I'm Here" — The Color Purple

"I believe I have inside of me everything that I need to live a bountiful life. And all the love alive in me, I'll stand as tall as the tallest tree." The Color Purple

21. "Falling Slowly" — Once

"Falling slowly, eyes that know me. And I can't go back." Once

22. "So In Love" — Kiss Me, Kate

"So taunt me and hurt me, deceive me, desert me, I'm yours 'til I die." Kiss Me, Kate

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23. "Unexpected Song" — Song And Dance

"I never thought I'd know the kind of love you've shown me." Song and Dance

24. "My Man" — Funny Girl

"Oh, my man I love him so. He'll never know." Funny Girl

25. "No One Else" — Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet Of 1812

"I'll never be this happy again. You and I. And no one else. We've done this all before. We were angels once. Don't you remember?" Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812

26. "What You Want" — Legally Blonde

"Even a person who's smart can listen to their heart. Can listen and believe. So believe in what love can achieve." Legally Blonde

27. "For Good" — Wicked

"So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me like a hand print on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend." Wicked

28. "On My Own" — Les Miserables

"I feel his arms around me. And when I lose my way, I close my eyes and he has found me." Les Miserables

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Jaycee Levin is a writer who covers pop culture, broadway, and relationship topics.