Idiot, Fela!, Night Music, Promises and Sondheim Are Grammy-Nominated

By Andrew Gans
01 Dec 2010

American Idiot stars John Gallagher, Jr. and Rebecca Naomi Jones
American Idiot stars John Gallagher, Jr. and Rebecca Naomi Jones
Photo by Paul Kolnik

Nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Dec. 1. Nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category include American Idiot, Fela!, A Little Night Music, Sondheim on Sondheim and Promises, Promises.

The complete list of nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category follow:

American Idiot (Featuring Green Day)

Billie Joe Armstrong, producer (Green Day, composers; Billie Joe Armstrong, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper & Others) [Reprise]



Fela!

Robert Sher, producer (Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, composer; Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White & Others) [Knitting Factory]

A Little Night Music

Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (2009 Broadway Revival Cast With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury & Others) [Nonesuch - PS Classics]

Promises, Promises

David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Burt Bacharach, composer; Hal David, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast With Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth & Others) [Masterworks Broadway]

Sondheim On Sondheim

Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Barbara Cook , Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat & Others) [PS Classics]

Nominees in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category include "Crazy Love" (Michael Bublé), "The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time" (Barry Manilow), "Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville" (Johnny Mathis), "Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V " (Rod Stewart) and "Love Is The Answer" (Barbra Streisand).

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be presented February 13, 2011. CBS will broadcast the event live beginning at 8 PM ET.

For a complete list of Grammy nominees, visit www.grammy.com.