Of interest to theatre lovers is the Best Musical Show Album category. This year's nominees include the original cast recordings of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Light in the Piazza, Monty Python's Spamalot and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as well as the all-star Actors' Fund of America benefit concert cast recording of Hair. The detailed list of nominees follows:
•Hair Kurt Deutsch & Joel Moss, producers (Galt MacDermot, composer; James Rado & Gerome Ragni, lyricists) (The Actors' Fund of America Benefit Recording) [Ghostlight Records]
•Monty Python's Spamalot John Du Prez & Eric Idle, producers; John Du Prez, composer; Eric Idle, composer/lyricist (Original Broadway Cast including David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, Hank Azaria & Sara Ramirez) [Decca Broadway] •The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Kurt Deutsch & Joel Moss, producers; William Finn, composer/lyricist (Original Broadway Cast) [Razor & Tie/Ghostlight Records] In the Traditional Pop category nominees include Tony Bennett ("The Art of Romance"), Michael Bublé ("It's Time"), Johnny Mathis ("Isn't it Romantic"), Carly Simon ("Moonlight Serenade") and Rod Stewart ("Thanks for the Memory. . . The Great American Songbook Volume IV").
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented Feb. 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live from 8-11:30 PM ET.
For a complete list of this year's nominations, visit www.grammy.com.