Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album


Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. The award has had several minor name changes:

*In 1959 the award was known as Best Original Cast Album (Broadway or TV)
*In 1960 it was awarded as Best Broadway Show Album
*In 1961 it was awarded as Best Show Album (Original Cast)
*From 1962 to 1963 it was awarded as Best Original Cast Show Album
*From 1964 to 1973 it was awarded as Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album
*From 1974 to 1975 it was awarded as Best Score From the Original Cast Show Album
*From 1976 to 1986 it was awarded as Best Cast Show Album
*From 1987 to 1991 it was awarded as Best Musical Cast Show Album
*Since 1992 it has been awarded as Best Musical Show Album

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year. As of 2008, the current eligibility year is defined by the Recording Academy as beginning October 1, and ending the following September 30. Awards are given in February following the eligibility period.

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
** Duncan Sheik, producer; (Duncan Sheik, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist) "Spring Awakening" performed by Original Broadway Cast with Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele & Others
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Bob Gaudio, producer (Bob Gaudio, composer; Bob Crewe, lyricist) "Jersey Boys" performed by Original Broadway Cast Including Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer, John Lloyd Young & Others)
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**John Du Prez & Eric Idle (producers & composers), Eric Idle (lyricist) for "Monty Python's Spamalot" performed by Original Broadway Cast Including David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, Hank Azaria & Sara Ramirez
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Stephen Schwartz (producer & composer/lyricist) for "Wicked" performed by the original Broadway cast with Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Todd Whitelock, Tom Lazarus (engineers), Ken Hahn (engineer/mixer) & Jay David Saks (engineer/mixer & producer) for "" performed by the New Broadway cast with Bernadette Peters, Tammy Blanchard, John Dossett & others
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Peter Karam (engineer/mixer), Marc Shaiman (producer, composer & lyricist) & Scott Wittman (lyricist) & the original Broadway cast including Marissa Jaret Winokur & Harvey Fierstein, for "Hairspray"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Cynthia Daniels (engineer), Hugh Fordin (producer), Mel Brooks (composer/lyricist) & the original Broadway cast with Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick for "The Producers"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Frank Filipetti (engineer/mixer & producer), Guy Babylon & Paul Bogaev, Chris Montan (producers), Elton John (composer), Tim Rice (lyricist) & the original Broadway cast with Heather Headley, Adam Pascal, and Sherie Rene Scott for "Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**John McDaniel, Stephen Ferrera (producers) & the new Broadway cast with Bernadette Peters & Tom Wopat for "Annie Get Your Gun"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Mark Mancina (producer) & the original Broadway cast for "The Lion King"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Jay David Saks (producer) for "Chicago the Musical" performed by various artists featuring Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton & Joel Grey
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Bill Whelan (composer, lyricist & producer) & various artists for "Riverdance"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Jonathan Larson (composer, lyricist,book) & the original Broadway cast for "Rent"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Phil Ramone (producer), Stephen Sondheim (composer & lyricist) & the original cast for "Passion"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**George Martin (producer), Pete Townshend (composer & lyricist) & the original cast for "The Who's Tommy"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Jay David Saks (producer) & the new Broadway cast for "Guys and Dolls - The New Broadway Cast Recording"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
*Best Musical Show Album
**Cy Coleman (producer and composer), Mike Berniker (producer), Adolph Green, Betty Comden (lyricists) & the original Broadway cast for "The Will Rogers Follies"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**David Caddick (producer) & cast members with Gary Morris for "Les Misérables - The Complete Symphonic Recording"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Jay David Saks (producer) & the original cast with Jason Alexander & Debbie Shapiro & Robert La Fasse for "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Jay David Saks (producer), Stephen Sondheim (composer & lyricist) & various artists for "Into the Woods"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Claude-Michel Schönberg (composer & producer), Herbert Kretzmer (lyricist), Alain Boublil (producers), & the original Broadway cast for "Les Miserables"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Thomas Z. Shepard (producer) & the original 1986 cast for "Follies in Concert"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**John McClure (producer), José Carreras & Kiri Te Kanawa for "West Side Story"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Stephen Sondheim (composer & lyricist), Thomas Z. Shepard (producer) & the original cast for "Sunday in the Park with George"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Andrew Lloyd Webber (producer) & the original Broadway cast for "Cats (Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording)"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Henry Krieger (composer), Tom Eyen (lyricist), David Foster (producer) & various artists for "Dreamgirls"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Quincy Jones (producer) & Lena Horne for "Lena Horne - The Lady and Her Music, Live on Broadway"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Andrew Lloyd Webber (producer and composer), Tim Rice (producer and lyricist) & the original cast with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin for "Evita - Premier American Recording"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Stephen Sondheim (composer & lyricist), Thomas Z. Shepard (producer) & the original cast with Angela Lansbury & Len Cariou for "Sweeney Todd"

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Thomas Z. Shepard (producer) & various artists for "Ain't Misbehavin'"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
** Martin Charnin (composer), Charles Strouse (composer & producer), Larry Morton (producer) & the original cast with Andrea McArdle & Dorothy Loudon for "Annie"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Luigi Creatore & Hugo Peretti (producers) & various artists for "Bubbling Brown Sugar"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Charlie Smalls (composer), Jerry Wexler (producer) & the original cast with Stephanie Mills & Dee Dee Bridgewater for "The Wiz"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Robert Brittan, Judd Woldin (composers), Thomas Z. Shepard (producer) & the original cast with Virginia Capers, Joe Morton, Ernestine Jackson, Robert Jackson, Deborah Allen & Helen Martin for "Raisin"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Stephen Sondheim (composer), Goddard Lieberson (producer) & the original cast with Glynis Johns, Len Cariou, Hermione Gingold, Victoria Mallory, Patricia Elliott & Teri Ralston for "A Little Night Music"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Micki Grant (composer), Jerry Ragavoy (producer) & the original cast with Alex Bradford, Hope Clarke & Bobby Hill for "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Stephen Schwartz (composer & producer) & the original cast for "Godspell"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Stephen Sondheim (composer), Thomas Z. Shepard (producer) & the original cast with Dean Jones, Barbara Barrie, George Coe, Teri Ralston, John Cunningham & Beth Howland for "Company"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Burt Bacharach, Hal David (composers), Henry Jerome, Phil Ramone (producers) & the original cast with Jerry Orbach, Jill O'Hara, Edward Winter, Donna McKechnie, A .L. Hines, Marian Mercer & Paul Reed for "Promises, Promises"

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado (composers), Andy Wiswell (producer) the original cast with Ronnie Dyson, Gerome Ragni, Steve Curry, Lamont Washington, Diane Keaton, Melba Moore & James Rado for " Hair"
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**Fred Ebb, John Kander (composers), Goddard Lieberson (producer) & the original cast with Joel Grey, Jill Haworth, Lotte Lenya, Jack Gilford & Bert Convy for " Cabaret"
*Grammy Awards of 1967
**Jerry Herman (composer) & the original cast with Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Charles Braswell, Jerry Lanning & Frankie Michaels for "Mame"
*Grammy Awards of 1966
**Alan Jay Lerner, Burton Lane (composers), & the original cast with Barbara Harris, John Cullum, Tito Vandis, Byron Webster & William Daniels for " On a Clear Day"
*Grammy Awards of 1965
**Jule Styne & Robert Merrill (composers) & the original cast with Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Danny Meehan, Kay Medford, Jean Stapleton & John Lankston for "Funny Girl"
*Grammy Awards of 1964
**Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick (composers) & the original cast with Barbara Cook, Jack Cassidy, Barbara Baxley, Daniel Massey, Nathaniel Frey, Ralph Williams & Jo Wilder for "She Loves Me"
*Grammy Awards of 1963
**Richard Rodgers (composer) & the original cast with Richard Kiley, Diahann Carroll, Bernice Mass, Noelle Adam, Don Chastain, Mitchell Gregg & Noelle Adam for "No Strings"
*Grammy Awards of 1962
**Frank Loesser (composer) & the original cast with Robert Morse, Rudy Vallee, Charles Nelson Reilly, Bonnie Scott, Claudette Southerland & Sammy Smith for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
*Grammy Awards of 1961
**Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers (composers), Mary Martin & the original cast for "The Sound of Music"
*Grammy Awards of 1960
**Ethel Merman & the original cast for ""
**The original cast with Gwen Verdon, Richard Kiley, Leonard Stone, Doris Rich, Cynthia Latham, Joy Nichols, Bob Dixon & Pat Ferrier for "Redhead"

1950s

*Grammy Awards of 1959
**Meredith Willson (composer) & the original cast with Robert Preston, Barbara Cook, David Burns, Eddie Hodges, Pert Kelton & Helen Raymond for "The Music Man"


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