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Encyclopedia > Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. The award has had several minor name changes: The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • In 1959 the award was known as Best Original Cast Album (Broadway or TV)
  • In 1960 it was awarded as Best Broadway Show Album
  • In 1961 it was awarded as Best Show Album (Original Cast)
  • From 1962 to 1963 it was awarded as Best Original Cast Show Album
  • From 1964 to 1973 it was awarded as Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album
  • From 1974 to 1975 it was awarded as Best Score From the Original Cast Show Album
  • From 1976 to 1986 it was awarded as Best Cast Show Album
  • From 1987 to 1991 it was awarded as Best Musical Cast Show Album
  • Since 1992 it has been awarded as Best Musical Show Album

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year.

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2000s

The 47th Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ... Stephen Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Kristin Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American singer and actress. ... Idina Menzel (born Adena Mentzel on May 30, 1971) is an acclaimed American actress, singer and songwriter. ... The 46th Grammy Awards were held on the February 8, 2004. ... Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters is the stage name of Bernadette Lazarra (born February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York), an actress and singer. ... The 45th Grammy Awards were held in 2003. ... Marc Shaiman (born 1959) is a composer and lyricist for films and theatre. ... Marissa Jaret Winokur, born February 2, 1973 in New York, is an American actress best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical, Hairspray. ... Harvey Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) is an American actor best known for his semi-autobiographical play and film Torch Song Trilogy, which he wrote (play and screenplay), directed, and in which he starred. ... This article is about Hairspray, the musical that started performances on Broadway in 2002. ... The 44th Grammy Awards were held in 2002. ... Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is an American actor, writer director, and theatrical producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and parodies. ... Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is a contemporary American actor of the stage and screen. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American film and stage actor who is perhaps most widely known for his role as the protagonist in Ferris Buellers Day Off although the most successful film where he has a starring role is The Lion King. ... The Producers is a 1968 feature length comedy film set in New York City in which two con-men attempt to cheat theatre angels (investors) out of their investment money. ... The 43rd Grammy Awards were held in 2001. ... Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John, KBE (born March 25, 1947) is a highly successful British pop singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... Sir Tim Rice (born November 10, 1944, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, and educated at St Albans School and Lancing College) is a lyricist for musical theater, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ... The 42nd Grammy Awards were held in 2000. ... Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters is the stage name of Bernadette Lazarra (born February 28, 1948 in Ozone Park, Queens, New York), an actress and singer. ... Tom Wopat (born September 9, 1951 in Lodi, Wisconsin) is an American actor. ... Annie Get Your Gun is a stage musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ...

1990s

The 41st Grammy Awards were held in 1999. ... Mark Mancina is a composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Speed. ... The 40th Grammy Awards were held in 1998. ... Ann Reinking made her movie debut in 1979 in All That Jazz. ... Bebe Neuwirth Beatrice Bebe Neuwirth (born December 31, 1958) is an American theater, television and film actress. ... James Naughton (b. ... Joel Grey (born 11 April 1932) is an American stage and screen actor. ... The 39th Grammy Awards were held in 1997. ... Bill Whelan is the Irish composer who was asked to compose a piece for the interval of the Eurovision song contest. ... Riverdance is a theatrical show, consisting of traditional Irish step dancing, notable for its rapid leg movements, while body and arms are kept largely stationary. ... The 38th Grammy Awards were held in 1996. ... Arif Mardin is a Turkish-born music producer who has worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... The 37th Grammy Awards were held in 1995. ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Passion is a musical play, first staged on Broadway in 1994, adapted from Ettore Scolas film Passione dAmore (which was, in its turn, based on Igino Tarchettis novel Fosca). ... The 36th Grammy Awards were held in 1994. ... For the author, see George R. R. Martin. ... Pete Townshend, guitarist and songwriter, in 1985. ... The Who in 1968. ... Tommy (1969) is one of The Whos two full-scale rock operas, and the first musical work explicitly billed as a rock opera. ... The 35th Grammy Awards were held in 1993. ... Guys And Dolls is a successful 1950 musical. ... The 34th Grammy Awards were held in 1992. ... Cy Coleman (1929 - 2004) was an American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Adolph Green (December 2, 1914 - October 24, 2002) was an American lyricist and playwright, who penned most of his songs, plays, and movies with Betty Comden. ... Comden and Green was the writing duo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ... The 33rd Grammy Awards were held in 1991. ... The 32nd Grammy Awards were held in 1990. ... Jason Alexander Jason Alexander as The Thinker on Star Trek: Voyager. ...

1980s

The 31st Grammy Awards were held in 1989. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... The 30th Grammy Awards were held in 1988. ... Claude-Michel Schönberg is a French record producer, actor, singer, popular songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with the librettist Alain Boublil. ... Herbert Kretzmer (born October 5, 1925) is an English songwriter and journalist, best known for the English lyrics of the hit musical Les Misérables. ... Alain Boublil is a librettist, best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. ... Claude-Michel Schönberg is a French record producer, actor, singer, popular songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with the librettist Alain Boublil. ... Les Misérables programme from Palace Theatre purchased for £3 in July 2003. ... The 29th Grammy Awards were held in 1987. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ... The 28th Grammy Awards were held in 1986. ... The Catalan tenor José Carreras (born December 5, 1946) is a famous opera singer much admired for his Verdi and Puccini roles. ... Kiri Te Kanawa Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AO (March 6, 1944), is a well-known New Zealand opera singer of Maori ancestry. ... West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held in 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ... The 26th Grammy Awards were held in 1984, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ... CATS The Musical is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (ALW) in 1981 based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. ... The 25th Grammy Awards were held in 1983. ... See also David Foster (woodchopper) David Foster OC, born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Quincy Delight Jones II (born March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American record, television and film producer, musician and songwriter. ... Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941 Lena Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917) is an American popular singer. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ... Sir Tim Rice (born November 10, 1944, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, and educated at St Albans School and Lancing College) is a lyricist for musical theater, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ... Patti LuPone (born April 21, 1949 in Northport, New York) is an American singer and actress. ... Mandy Patinkin (born November 30, 1952), is an American actor and singer. ... The 22nd Grammy Awards were held in 1980, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ... Angela Lansbury (born October 16, British-born American actress and the granddaughter of politician George Lansbury. ... Len Cariou (born September 30, 1939 in Saint Boniface, Manitoba) is a Canadian actor. ...

1970s

The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ... The 20th Grammy Awards were held in 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Martin Charnin (b. ... Charles Strouse (born 7 June 1928) is an American composer and three-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. ... Dorothy Loudon (September 17, 1933 - November 15, 2003) was a Broadway actress noted for her comedy and belting singing voice, which she used to deliver a wide range of musical comedy and Roaring Twenties songs. ... The 19th Grammy Awards were held in 1977, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The 18th Grammy Awards were held in 1976, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Jerry Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music. ... Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957 in Harlem, New York) is an African American R&B and soul singer and former Broadway star. ... The 17th Grammy Awards were held in 1975, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ... Joe Morton (born 1947, New York, New York, USA) is an American stage, television, and movie actor. ... The 16th Grammy Awards were held in 1974, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Goddard Lieberson (April 5, 1911-May 29, 1977) was president of Columbia Records from 1956-71 & 1973-75. ... Glynis Johns (born October 5, 1923) is a British stage and film actress and dancer. ... Len Cariou (born September 30, 1939 in Saint Boniface, Manitoba) is a Canadian actor. ... The 15th Grammy Awards were held in 1973, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Professor Alex Bradford (1927-1978 was a multi-talented gospel composer, singer, arranger and choir director who was a great influence on artists such as Little Richard and Ray Charles and who helped bring about the modern mass choir movement in gospel. ... Bobby Hill is a common personal name that can refer to different people: Bobby Hill (baseball player) Bobby Hill (King of the Hill) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The 14th Grammy Awards were held in 1972, and were broadcast live on television in the United States. ... Stephen Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... The 13th Grammy Awards were held on 16 March 1971, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ... Dean Jones (b. ... Barbara Barrie is an American actress and author of childrens books. ... The 12th Grammy Awards were held in 1970. ... Biography Burt Bacharach (born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American pianist and composer. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921) is an American lyricist and songwriter. ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer. ... As Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order Jerome Bernard Jerry Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor best known for his starring role in the Law & Order television series and his musical theater roles. ...

1960s

The 11th Grammy Awards were held in 1969. ... Gerome Ragni has been famed as the writer and co-writer of several musicals that spoke to the generation of the 1960s. ... James Radomski (born 1932, stage name James Rado, business name James Radomicki), is an actor, writer and composer, most well known for his work writing the musical Hair, for which he won a Grammy Award. ... Gerome Ragni has been famed as the writer and co-writer of several musicals that spoke to the generation of the 1960s. ... Diane Keaton from Annie Hall along with Woody Allen. ... The original poster for the show. ... The 10th Grammy Awards were held in 1968. ... Fred Ebb (April 8, 1933 - September 11, 2004) was a lyricist for a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. ... John Kander (born March 18, 1927) is the composer of a series of musical theatre successes as part of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb. ... Goddard Lieberson (April 5, 1911-May 29, 1977) was president of Columbia Records from 1956-71 & 1973-75. ... Joel Grey (born 11 April 1932) is an American stage and screen actor. ... Lotte Lenya (October 18, 1898 - November 27, 1981), singer and actor, born Karoline Wilhelmine Blamauer, in Vienna, Austria. ... Cabaret is a 1966 Broadway musical, based on John Van Drutens play I Am a Camera, based in its turn on stories by Christopher Isherwood, with book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, produced and directed by Hal Prince and starring Bert Convy... The 9th Grammy Awards were held in 1967. ... Jerry Herman (born Gerald Herman on July 10, 1933 in New York City) is an American composer/lyricist of the Broadway musical theater. ... Angela Lansbury (born October 16, British-born American actress and the granddaughter of politician George Lansbury. ... Beatrice Arthur as Maude Findlay on Maude. ... The MAME logo. ... The 8th Grammy Awards were held in 1966. ... Alan Jay Lerner (born August 31, 1918 in New York City, United States ? died there on June 14, 1986) was a Broadway lyricist and librettist. ... Burton Lane (February 2, 1912, New York City - January 5, 1997, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... The Toys were an R&B trio, a girl group, from New York who formed in 1961 and disbanded in 1968. ... John Cullum is an American actor and singer. ... On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever is an original musical play with music by Burton Lane and lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner. ... The 7th Grammy Awards were held in 1965. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 - September 20, 1994) was a British born United States songwriter. ... Bob (Robert) Merrill (born Henry Lavan May 17, 1921? or ? 1923?- February 17, 1998) was an American composer and lyricist. ... Missing image Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an iconic American singer and film actress, producer, and director. ... Sydney Chaplin (1885-1965) was the elder half-brother of Charlie Chaplin. ... Categories: Stub | 1923 births | American actors ... Funny Girl is a 1964 semi-biographical musical that tells the story of Broadway star Fanny Brice. ... The 6th Grammy Awards were held in 1964. ... Jerry Bock (born 1928) is an American musical theatre composer best known for his collaboration with lyricist Sheldon Harnick on shows such as Fiddler on the Roof. ... Sheldon Harnick (born 1924) is an American lyricist best known for his collaboration with composer Jerry Bock on hit musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof. ... Barbara Cook (b. ... John Joseph Edward Jack Cassidy (March 5, 1927 - December 12, 1976) was an American actor who achieved success in theater, cinema and television. ... Daniel Raymond Massey (October 10, 1933 - March 25, 1998) was a British-Canadian actor. ... She Loves Me is a Broadway musical. ... The 5th Grammy Awards were held in 1963. ... (For work done with Oscar Hammerstein II, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 - December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars... Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. ... Diahann Carroll, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1955 Diahann Carroll (born July 15, 1935) is an American actress and singer. ... The 4th Grammy Awards were held in 1962. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... Robert Morse, (born May 18, 1931) is an American actor. ... Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ... Charles Nelson Reilly (born January 13, 1931) is an American actor, director and drama teacher best known for his comedic roles in movies, childrens television, and animated cartoons. ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was a humorous book by Shepherd Mead. ... The 3rd Grammy Awards were held in 1961. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II ( July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American writer and producer of musical comedies for almost forty years. ... (For work done with Oscar Hammerstein II, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 - December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He received countless awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars... Mary Martin photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949 Mary Martin (December 1, 1913 - November 3, 1990) was an American star of (mainly stage) musicals. ... Julie Andrews as Maria, seeks guidance from the Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood, in this scene from the 1965 film version. ... The 2nd Grammy Awards were held in 1960. ... Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 - February 15, 1984) was a star of stage and film musicals, well known for her strident voice and comic acting. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Gwen Verdon (January 13, 1925 - October 18, 2000) was an acclaimed Tony Award winning American dancer and actress. ... Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. ...

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