Book of Mormon Wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
12 Feb 2012
The Broadway cast recording of the musical The Book of Mormon won the 2012 Grammy Award in the category of Best Musical Theater Album, formerly called Best Show Album. The 54th annual Grammys, honoring excellence in the recording industry, are being handed out Feb. 12.
The nominees in the Best Musical Theater Album category were:
Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe & Joel Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording) [Ghostlight Records]
The Book of Mormon
Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast) [Ghostlight Records]
John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer (Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording) [Decca].
The winner in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category was "Duets II" (Tony Bennett & Various Artists). Its competition was "The Gift" (Susan Boyle), "In Concert On Broadway" (Harry Connick Jr.), "Music Is Better Than Words" (Seth MacFarlane) and "What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman" (Barbra Streisand).
CBS will broadcast the Grammys live beginning at 8 PM ET. Some award recipients were revealed in a pre-broadcast ceremony.
To purchase any of the show recordings, click here. For a complete list of Grammy nominees, visit www.grammy.com.
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