2021 Grammys Tab Asian American Performing Talent
A record six cast recordings are up for Best Musical Theater Album at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Earning nominations November 24 were the albums for Broadway’s American Utopia and Jagged Little Pill, Off-Broadway’s Soft Power and Little Shop of Horrors, and London’s Amélie and The Prince of Egypt.
In most years since the category was first presented in 1959, there have been five nominees; this year marks the first with an expanded lineup of six titles.
Principal soloists on each album were included in the nomination with the producers, as were the composers of the new scores (Alan Menken, who co-wrote Little Shop with the late Howard Ashman, is nominated as a producer).
Alyse Alan Louis
and Conrad Ricamora