Hamilton Wins Grammy Award For Best Musical Theatre Album
After breaking down the boundaries of Broadway, Hamilton is now breaking down the boundaries of the business. With a musical theatre performance on the Grammy Awards ceremony practically unheard of, Hamilton took to the live telecast last night performing via satellite from New York City. That performance, as it turns out, would be only the beginning of a celebratory night for this new Broadway musical. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Hamilton is the recipient of the Best Musical Theatre Album Grammy Award for 2016!
At last night’s Grammy Awards, the honor of Best Musical Theatre Album was awarded to Broadway’s latest mega-hit, Hamilton. Hamilton, the only production of the new Broadway season nominated, faced off against a slew of hits from last spring including Something Rotten!, the Tony Award winning Fun Home, An American In Paris and Lincoln Center’s stunning revival of The King And I. The honor, awarded live on television, came less than 20 minutes after Hamilton brought musical theatre back to the awards ceremony telecast performing live via satellite from The Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Creator and star Lin-Manual, in usual fashion, rapped an acceptance speech winning over not only his cast, crew and live audience members in New York City but in Hollywood as well.
The win comes as no surprise for the cast recording which has stayed at the top of the charts since its release this past fall and having received critical acclaim across the board from the music industry. Billboard called the album the “best rap album of the year” with the recording itself landing at the top of Billboard rap and cast album charts. Following the win on live television and acceptance, the Grammy ceremony continued on in Los Angeles while Lin-Manual took to the stage of the Richard Rodgers to celebrate the win for Hamilton;
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Luner Lowdown: Call this one a no-brainer. With its revolutionary (No pun intended) cast recording, stylized music and groundbreaking achievement, Hamilton is beyond worthy of the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. The new Broadway mega-hit, which combines rap and hip-hop to tell the story of the birth of America through founding father Alexander Hamilton’s journey, has won over audiences far from Broadway and expanded the musical theatre art-form to many who never even considered it. Hamilton has thrust Broadway into the pop-culture spotlight bringing out some of the biggest names in the music business to experience its brilliance. It is, without a doubt, unlike anything Broadway has ever seen. Call this a no-brainer as well, but this is only the beginning of what is poised to be a big year of not only nominations but awards for Hamilton on Broadway.
Congratulations to Broadway’s Hamilton on winning the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards! A congratulation as well to all of the nominees for Best Musical Theatre Album who represent musical theatre so well not only eight times a week in New York City but at this year’s annual ceremony as well. For more information, visit Hamilton’s Official Website, Facebook or Twitter. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!