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2024 Grammy Award nominations announced — including Best Musical Theater Album

“Shucked” co-composers and co-lyricists Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally both received multiple nominations.

(L-R) Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards. Broadway was recognized in the Best Musical Theater Album category, in which the cast albums of five productions from the 2022-2023 season were nominated.

The cast albums for “Kimberly Akimbo,” “Parade,” “Shucked,” “Some Like It Hot” and “Sweeney Todd” were nominated in this category. The album’s producers, composers, lyricists and, where applicable, up to four principal vocalists are considered the individuals who actually receive the nomination. From this year’s slate, principal vocalists were specified for “Parade,” “Some Like It Hot” and “Sweeney Todd.”

Beyond the Best Musical Theater Album, Broadway made a strong showing in several other categories.

Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, the Tony Award-nominated composers and lyricists of “Shucked,” received multiple nominations each. In addition to their shared nomination for the album of “Shucked,” McAnally is also nominated as Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical, a category first introduced for the 2023 Grammys. The recognition encompasses nine of McAnally’s songs, including “Shucked” showstopper “Independently Owned.” 

Clark racked up five additional nods for Best Americana Album for the self-titled “Brandy Clark,” Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Performance for “Dear Insecurity” and Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Buried.” 

Broadway talent represented half of the six nominees in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Liz Callaway, a 1984 Tony nominee for her turn in “Baby,” received her first Grammy nomination for the recording “To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim.” Similarly, the album “Sondheim Unplugged (The NYC Sessions), Vol. 3,” featuring various artists, was named a fellow nominee in the category. Bruce Springsteen, recipient of a 2018 special Tony for his solo “Springsteen on Broadway” show, was also nominated for his album “Only the Strong Survive.”

Meryl Streep, a Tony nominee for 1976’s “A Tale of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton,” received her seventh Grammy nomination, this time for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording. Streep lent her voice to the audiobook of “Big Tree.” Joining her is William Shatner, whose Broadway credits go back to his 1956 Main Stem debut in “Tamburlaine the Great.” Shatner was nominated for narrating the audiobook for his “Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder.”

The category of Best Comedy Album featured two Broadway alumni. Chris Rock, who made his Broadway debut in 2011’s “The Motherfucker with the Hat,” was nominated for his album “Selective Outrage,” while Dave Chappelle, whose solo comedy show played Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in 2019, was nominated for “What’s In a Name?”

Paul Simon, of Simon and Garfunkel fame, was nominated for Best Folk Album for “Seven Psalms.” Simon is a 1998 Tony nominee as composer of “The Capeman.” 

The 66th annual Grammy Awards will take place Feb. 4, 2024, at Arena in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air live on CBS and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ from 8 to 11:30 p.m. ET/5 to 8:30 p.m. PT.

The full slate of nominees for each of the select categories mentioned above can be found below.

Best Musical Theater Album

“Kimberly Akimbo”
John Clancy, David Stone and Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

Micaela Diamond, Alex Joseph Grayson, Jake Pedersen and Ben Platt, principal vocalists; Jason Robert Brown and Jeffrey Lesser, producers; Jason Robert Brown, composer and lyricist (2023 Broadway Cast)

Brandy Clark, Jason Howland, Shane McAnally and Billy Jay Stein, producers; Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)

“Some Like It Hot”
Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks and NaTasha Yvette Williams, principal vocalists; Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bryan Carter, Scott M. Riesett, Charlie Rosen and Marc Shaiman, producers; Scott Wittman, lyricist; Marc Shaiman, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”
Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban, principal vocalists; Thomas Kail and Alex Lacamoire, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist) (2023 Broadway Cast)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim”
Liz Callaway

“Pieces of Treasure”
Rickie Lee Jones


“Holidays Around the World”

“Only the Strong Survive”
Bruce Springsteen

“Sondheim Unplugged (the NYC Sessions), Vol. 3”
(Various Artists)

Best Audio Book, Narration and Storytelling Recording

“Big Tree”
Meryl Streep

“Boldly Go: Reflections On a Life of Awe and Wonder”
William Shatner

“The Creative Act: A Way of Being
Rick Rubin

“It's Ok to Be Angry About Capitalism”
Senator Bernie Sanders

 “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times”
Michelle Obama

Best Comedy Album

“I Wish You Would”
Trevor Noah

“I’m an Entertainer”
Wanda Sykes

“Selective Outrage”
Chris Rock

“Someone You Love”
Sarah Silverman

“What's In A Name?”
Dave Chappelle

Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical

Edgar Barrera
“Cuestion De Tiempo” (Don Omar)
“Falsa Alarma” (En Vivo) (Grupo Firme)
“Gucci Los Paños” (Karol G)
“La Despedida” (Christian Nodal)
“Mi Ex Tenía Razón” (Karol G) 
“Que Vuelvas” (Various Artists)
“Un Cumbión Dolido” (Christian Nodal)
“un x100to” (Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny)
“Yo Pr1mero” (Rels B)

Jessie Jo Dillon
“Buried” (Brandy Clark)  
“Girl In The Mirror” (Megan Moroney)
“Halfway To Hell” (Jelly Roll) 
“I Just Killed A Man” (Catie Offerman)
“Memory Lane” (Old Dominion) 
“Neon Cowgirl” (Dan + Shay) 
“screen” (HARDY) 
“The Town In Your Heart” (Lori McKenna) 
“Up Above The Clouds” (Cecilia's Song) (Brandy Clark) 

Shane McAnally
“Come Back To Me” (Brandy Clark) 
“Good With Me” (Walker Hayes) 
“He’s Never Gunna Change” (Lauren Daigle) 
“I Should Have Married You” (Old Dominion) 
“Independently Owned” (Alex Newell and Original Broadway Cast of “Shucked”) 
“Never Grow Up” (Niall Horan) 
“Start Nowhere” (Sam Hunt)
“Walmart” (Sam Hunt) 
“We Don’t Fight Anymore” (Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton)

Theron Thomas
“All My Life” (Lil Durk Featuring J. Cole) 
“Been Thinking” (Tyla)
“Cheatback” (Chlöe and Future) 
“How We Roll” (Ciara and Chris Brown) 
“Make Up Your Mind” (Cordae) 
“Pretty Girls Walk” (Big Boss Vette) 
“Seven” (Jung Kook and Latto) 
“Told Ya” (Chlöe and Missy Elliot) 
“You And I” (Sekou) 

Justin Tranter
“Gemini Moon” (Reneé Rapp)
“Honey!” (Are U Coming?) (Måneskin) 
“I Want More” (Marisa Davila and Cast of “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies”) 
“Jersey” (Baby Tate) 
“A Little Bit Happy” (TALK) 
“Pretty Girls” (Reneé Rapp) 
“River” (Miley Cyrus)

Best Americana Album

“Brandy Clark”
Brandy Clark

“The Chicago Sessions”
Rodney Crowell

“You’re the One”
Rhiannon Giddens

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

“The Returner”
Allison Russell

Best Americana Performance

The Blind Boys of Alabama

“Help Me Make It Through The Night”
Tyler Childers

“Dear Insecurity”
Brandy Clark featuring Brandi Carlile

“King Of Oklahoma”
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

“The Returner”
Allison Russell

Best Folk Album

“Traveling Wildfire”
Dom Flemons

“I Only See the Moon”
The Milk Carton Kids

“Joni Mitchell At Newport [Live]”
Joni Mitchell

Nickel Creek

Old Crow Medicine Show

“Seven Psalms”
Paul Simon

Rufus Wainwright

Best Country Solo Performance

 “In Your Love”
Tyler Childers

Brandy Clark

 “Fast Car”
Luke Combs

 “The Last Thing on My Mind”
Dolly Parton

“White Horse”
Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song

Brandy Clark and Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (Brandy Clark)

“I Remember Everything”
Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves)

“In Your Love”
Tyler Childers and Geno Seale, songwriters (Tyler Childers)

“Last Night”
John Byron, Ashley Gorley, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Ryan Vojtesak, songwriters (Morgan Wallen)

“White Horse”
Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Best American Roots Song

“Blank Page”
Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, songwriters (The War and Treaty)

“California Sober”
Aaron Allen, William Apostol and Jon Weisberger, songwriters (Billy Strings featuring Willie Nelson)

“Cast Iron Skillet”
Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit)

“Dear Insecurity”
Brandy Clark and Michael Pollack, songwriters (Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile) 

“The Returner”
Drew Lindsay, JT Nero and Allison Russell, songwriters (Allison Russell)

Click here for a complete list of 2024 Grammy nominations in all 94 categories.

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated Liz Callaway’s Broadway debut production. This has been corrected.