December 4, 2015 at 4:54 am #435238
With Grammy nominations set to be announced on Monday, I’d like to start a discussion on the Best Musical Theater Album category.
These are the following albums that were released between the eligibility period of October 1st, 2014 and September 30th, 2015:
An American in Paris
Honeymoon in Vegas
It Shoulda Been You
The King & I
The Last Ship
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century
*Hamilton was digitally released before the deadline, so will it be eligible this year? If so, I think we may already know who the winner will be.
So who do you guys think will make the 3-5 nominees for Best Musical Theater Album this year?December 4, 2015 at 8:42 am #435240
KaRol posted that Hamilton is on the nominating ballot. It’s victory is a foregone conclusion. I would think The King & I, Fun Home, An American in Paris, and On the Town will most likely complete the ballot
For me, the interesting aspect of Monday’s announcement will be to see if the overwhelming enthusiastic response in both sales and reviews will allow Hamilton to return an Original Cast Recording to the nominees for Album of the Year.December 4, 2015 at 9:16 am #435241
I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Last Ship on the nominees list, because the Grammys have been known to notice Sting once or twice.December 4, 2015 at 10:07 am #435242
For me, the interesting aspect of Monday’s announcement will be to see if the overwhelming enthusiastic response in both sales and reviews will allow Hamilton to return an Original Cast Recording to the nominees for Album of the Year.
Hamilton placed in the top 10 of Rolling Stone‘s Top 50 Albums of the Year, which is no small feat!
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.December 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm #435243
I’m going out on a wild last minute limb and saying Hamilton can make it into Album of the Year. So many people wrote about how it was the best rap album in general this year so I think it could gain supportDecember 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm #435244
I’m going out on a wild last minute limb and saying Hamilton can make it into Album of the Year. So many people wrote about how it was the best rap album in general this year so I think it could gain supportDecember 7, 2015 at 12:39 am #435245
I’m going out on a wild last minute limb and saying Hamilton can make it into Album of the Year. So many people wrote about how it was the best rap album in general this year so I think it could gain support
I would literally explode.
And with a relatively weak year for music, it isn’t completely, utterly, horribly out of the realm of possibilities.December 7, 2015 at 5:39 am #435246
An American in Paris
The King and I
December 7, 2015 at 6:22 am #435247
Looks like Hamilton will become the first musical since Hairspray to win the Grammy before winning a single Tony Award.
At least some of the other musicals coming this season won’t have to compete with Hamilton for this award next year.December 8, 2015 at 5:40 am #435248
I’m so disappointed that the cast recording of The Visit did not get nominated. It is by far my favorite from last season and a stellar recording of a phenomenal Kander and Ebb score. It definitely deserved the slot occupied by Something Rotten!.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.December 8, 2015 at 10:12 am #435249
Id agree PianoMann. I enjoyed Something Rotten! but I have to say it doesnt play nearly as well as a recording. Though I might have given the last slot to The Last Ship instead of The Visit. Both good listens. (unless The Last Ship was eligible the year before with the weird cutoff dates? The Grammys are a complete mystery to me and continually come up with a baffling group of nominees in the major categories).December 8, 2015 at 12:25 pm #435250
The OCR of The Last Ship was released in December 2014 making it eligible for nomination this year. The Grammys tend to follow the Tony Award nomination list fairly closely. Something Rotten earned ten Tony Award nominations. The Last Ship received two.December 11, 2015 at 1:20 am #435251
Absolutely The Visit deserved a nomination. I’d take out Something Rotten first and then The King & I to make room for The Sublime & Divine Chita Rivera!December 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm #435252
As much as I enjoyed Something Rotten, I don’t think it holds up as well on the recording as it does live and it wore out its welcome quickly for me personally. The weak link here is actually An American in Paris for me….those two should have been replaced by The Visit and especially On the Town: that recording was stunning.
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