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
"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]
"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"
"Michael Feinstein With the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra"
"It Had To Be You...The Great American Songbook"
[Columbia Records Group]
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