Hairspray Wins Grammy Award for Musical Show Album

News   Hairspray Wins Grammy Award for Musical Show Album Hairspray won the Best Musical Show Album prize at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards, which were presented live at Madison Square Garden Feb. 23.

CBS-TV broadcast the event. Those presenting awards or introducing special Grammy segments included "Chicago" star Queen Latifah, recent Beauty and the Beast actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Frankie & Johnny's Joe Pantoliano as well as Robin Williams, Ja Rule, Kylie Minogue, Kim Cattrall, Fred Durst, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Branch, Harvey Fierstein, Aretha Franklin, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Cyndi Lauper, Martina McBride, Pat Monahan, Bonnie Raitt, Raphael Saadiq, Rod Stewart and Justin Timberlake.

Nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category were:

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]

For more information about the Grammy Awards, visit www.grammy.com.