Grammy Awards

Best Musical Theater Album Grammy 2021 Nominations Announced

Announced today were the nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards. The awards will officially be announced on Sunday, January 31 on CBS. The Daily Show and Grammy-nominated comedian Trevor Noah will host.

This year marks the first with an expanded lineup of nominations for the category with six nominees. Typically, the awards recognize five nominees for the Best Musical Theater Album category.

Other notable nominations include “Beautiful Ghosts” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and CATS movie star Taylor Swift for the 2019 film adaptation, nominated within the Best Song for Visual Media. Also nominated in the category are Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez for “Into the Unknown,” written for Frozen 2, and Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo for “Stand Up,” written for the movie Harriet. We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, the documentary on the beginnings of the hip-hop improv group, is up for Best Musical Film. It was directed by Andrew Fried and produced by Andrew Fried, Jill Furman, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarina Roma, Jenny Steingart & Jon Steingart.

Best Musical Theater Album

Audrey Brisson, Chris Jared, Caolan McCarthy & Jez Unwin, principal soloists; Michael Fentiman, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Barnaby Race & Nathan Tysen, producers; Nathan Tysen, lyricist; Daniel Messe, composer & lyricist (Original London Cast)

American Utopia on Broadway
David Byrne, principal soloist; David Byrne, producer (David Byrne, composer & lyricist) (Original Cast)

Jagged Little Pill
Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & Elizabeth Stanley, principal soloists; Neal Avron, Pete Ganbarg, Tom Kitt, Michael Parker, Craig Rosen & Vivek J. Tiwary, producers (Glen Ballard & Alanis Morissette, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast)

Little Shop of Horrors
Tammy Blanchard, Jonathan Groff & Tom Alan Robbins, principal soloists; Will Van Dyke, Michael Mayer, Alan Menken & Frank Wolf, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, lyricist) (The New Off-Broadway Cast)

The Prince of Egypt
Christine Allado, Luke Brady, Alexia Khadime & Liam Tamne, principal soloists; Dominick Amendum & Stephen Schwartz, producers; Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist (Original Cast)

Soft Power
Francis Jue, Austin Ku, Alyse Alan Louis & Conrad Ricamora, principal soloists; Matt Stine, producer; David Henry Hwang, lyricist; Jeanine Tesori, composer & lyricist (Original Cast)