Bernadette Peters, Hairspray and Millie Among Grammy Nominees

News   Bernadette Peters, Hairspray and Millie Among Grammy Nominees The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. announced the 45th Annual Grammy nominations January 7.

The Grammy nominations feature more than 100 categories, two of which are of particular interest to theatre fans: Best Musical Show Album and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Recordings eligible for nomination were released between Oct. 1, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2002.

Nominees in the two aforementioned categories follow:

Best Musical Show Album

"Elaine Stritch At Liberty"
Hugh Fordin, producer (Various composers & lyricists) (Elaine Stritch) [DRG Theater]

"Guys and Dolls"
Hugh Fordin, producer (Frank Loesser, composer & lyricist) (The 50th Anniversary Cast with Maurice Hines) [DRG Theater] "Hairspray"
Marc Shaiman, producer; Scott Wittman, lyricist; Marc Shaiman, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast including Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein) [Sony Classical]

"Into the Woods"
Steven Epstein, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer & lyricist) (Musical cast with Vanessa Williams & John McMartin) [Nonesuch Records]

"Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Jay David Saks, producer; Jeanine Tesori, composer; Dick Scanlan, lyricist (Original Broadway cast including Sutton Foster, Sheryl Lee Ralph & Marc Kudisch) [RCA Victor Group]

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

"Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues"
Tony Bennett
[Columbia/RPM Records]

"Michael Feinstein With the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra"
Michael Feinstein
[Concord Records]

"Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein"
Bernadette Peters
[Angel Records]

"It Had To Be You...The Great American Songbook"
Rod Stewart
[J Records]

"Christmas Memories"
Barbra Streisand
[Columbia Records Group]

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards will be telecast live from Madison Square Garden on CBS-TV on Feb. 23 at 8 PM ET/PT. Check local listings.