Broadway Grammy Nominations Include The Color Purple for Best Musical Theater Album 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Broadway’s Best Musical Theater Album nominated for The 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will be held on February 12, 2017.
Cynthia Erivo star of The Color Purple. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
The nominations for The 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning by The Recording Academy. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 22,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the Grammy Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers and engineers. Final-round Grammy ballots will be mailed December 14, 2016. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm EST live on the CBS Television Network. James Corden, the Emmy and Tony Award winning multi-faceted host of CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden, will serve as host.
The nominees for Best Musical Theater Album are:
The Color Purple
Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers. Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists. New Broadway Cast. Label: Broadway Records
Fiddler On The Roof
Danny Burstein, principal soloist; Louise Gund, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers. Jerry Bock, composer; Sheldon Harnick, lyricist. 2016 Broadway Cast. Label: Broadway Records
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Neal Avron, Sara Bareilles & Nadia DiGiallonardo, producers; Sara Bareilles, composer & lyricist. Original Broadway Cast. Label: DMI Soundtracks
Killian Donnelly & Matt Henry, principal soloists; Sammy James, Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers. Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist. Original West End Cast. Label: Masterworks Broadway
Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher & Una Jackman, producers; Steve Martin, composer; Edie Brickell, composer & lyricist. Original Broadway Cast. Label: Ghostlight
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards – the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music – The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com. —Sources Grammy Awards, Broadway World, Playbill
Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist of Kinky Boots. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Jessie Mueller star of Waitress. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Fiddler On The Roof lyricist and legend Sheldon Harnick beside his caricature at Sardi’s, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino
Danny Burstein star of Fiddler On the Roof with Marlo Thomas, Sardi’s, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Bright Star composer Steve Martin with co-composer and lyricist Edie Brickell, Sardi’s, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
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