The 5 Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Nominations 2024

Five albums have been nominated for the best musical theater album, all of them of current or recent Broadway shows (like last year, but unlike the year before.). The 66th annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 4 at Arena in Los Angeles.

Below: The list, my reviews of the musicals, the albums on Spotify:

Kimberly Akimbo
John Clancy, David Stone and Jeanine Tesori, producers;
Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

Micaela Diamond, Alex Joseph Grayson, Jake Pedersen and Ben Platt, principal vocalists;
Jason Robert Brown & Jeffrey Lesser, producers;
Jason Robert Brown, composer and lyricist (2023 Broadway Cast)

Brandy Clark, Jason Howland, Shane McAnally and Billy Jay Stein, producers
Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)

Some Like It Hot
Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks and NaTasha Yvette Williams, principal vocalists;
Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bryan Carter, Scott M. Riesett, Charlie Rosen and Marc Shaiman, producers; Scott Wittman, lyricist; Marc Shaiman, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of fleet Street
Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban, principal vocalists;
Thomas Kail and Alex Lacamoire, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist) (2023 Broadway Cast)

The rules: For albums containing greater 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principal vocalist(s), and the album producer(s) of 50% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of 50 % or more of a score of a new recording are eligible for an Award if any previous recording of said score has not been nominated in this category.

Full list of Grammy nominees

My reviews of the musicals on Broadway, four of which (all but Parade) are still performing:

Kimberly Akimbo



Some Like It Hot

Sweeney Todd

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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