Spring Awakening Wins 2008 Best Musical Show Album Grammy; Krieger and Dale Also Win

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and Andrew Ku
10 Feb 2008

The Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater musical Spring Awakening won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album on Feb. 10. The other nominees in the category were A Chorus Line, Company, Grey Gardens and West Side Story.

Both composer Duncan Sheik and lyricist Steven Sater were on hand to accept the award; they had previously won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Score for their adaptation of the Frank Wedekind play.

During the pre-broadcast Grammy webcast, "Love You I Do" — penned by Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett for the "Dreamgirls" film — was named Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media category. Other titles nominated: "Falling Slowly," "Guaranteed," "The Song of the Heart" and "You Know My Name."

Jim Dale (for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows") also picked up an award in the Best Spoken Word Album for Children category. And, Michael Bublé picked up the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his newest CD, "Call Me Irresponsible"; his starry competitors included Bette Midler ("Cool Yule"), Queen Latifah ("Trav'lin' Light"), Barbra Streisand ("Live in Concert 2006") and James Taylor ("James Taylor at Christmas").

The soundtrack for the film "Love" won the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Grammy, besting the soundtracks for the movie musicals "Hairspray" (New Line Records) and "Dreamgirls" (Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax) as well as "Across the Universe" and "Once."



The complete list of nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category follow:
A Chorus Line
David Caddick, producer (Marvin Hamlisch, composer; Edward Kleban, lyricist)
(2006 New Cast Recording With Various Artists)
[Masterworks Broadway]

Company
Tommy Krasker, producer (Stephen Sondheim, composer/lyricist
(2006 Cast Recording With Raúl Esparza & Others)
[Nonesuch Records/PS Classics]

Grey Gardens
Steven Epstein, producer (Scott Frankel, composer; Michael Korie, lyricist)
(Original Broadway Cast With Christine Ebersole, Mary Louise Wilson & Others)
[PS Classics]

Spring Awakening
Duncan Sheik, producer; Duncan Sheik, composer; Steven Sater, lyricist
(Original Broadway Cast With Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele & Others)
[Decca Broadway]

West Side Story
Nick Patrick, producer (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist)
(Vittorio Grigolo, Hayley Westenra, Connie Fisher & Others)
[Decca Broadway]

CBS-TV broadcast the the 50th Annual Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles' Staples Center Feb. 10.

For a complete list of nominations and winners, visit www.grammy.com.

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Among those scheduled to perform at the annual ceremony are Tina Turner and Beyoncé; Eldar; Dave Koz; Keely Smith; Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban; Feist; Fergie and John Legend; John Fogerty with Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard; Foo Fighters; Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang; Alicia Keys; Brad Paisley; Carrie Underwood; Aretha Franklin; the Clark Sisters; Israel And New Breed; Trin-I-Tee 5:7; and Rihanna as well as the casts of The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil and "Across The Universe."

Presenters will include Akon, Jason Bateman, Tony Bennett, Cher, Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Joe Mantegna, Prince, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Chris Brown, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Juanes, Solange Knowles, Cyndi Lauper, George Lopez, Lyle Lovett, Ludacris and Bonnie Raitt.