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‘Some Like It Hot’ takes home Grammy Award

The original cast recording won the 2024 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Plus, other Broadway-related wins.

The company of “Some Like It Hot” on Broadway, 2022 (Credit: Matthew Murphy)

The 66th annual Grammy Awards took place at the Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4. The Recording academy presented awards in 94 categories. “Some Like It Hot” won in the category for Best Musical Theater Album.

The award officially goes to principal vocalists Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks and NaTasha Yvette Williams. Borle and Williams each earned a Tony Award nomination for their respective performances in the musical; Ghee took home the Tony for leading actor in a musical. The Grammy also honors the album’s producers (Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bryan Carter, Scott M. Riesett, Charlie Rosen and Marc Shaiman) as well as composer-lyricist Shaiman and lyricist Scott Wittman.

Also nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy were “Kimberly Akimbo,” “Parade,” “Shucked,” and “Sweeney Todd.”

“Some Like It Hot” ended its Broadway run on Dec. 30, 2023, after playing 43 previews and 441 performances at the Shubert Theatre.

Two other newcomers to Broadway also claimed wins at the 2024 Grammys. Brandy Clark, who co-wrote the score to “Shucked” with Shane McAnally, won the Grammy for Best American Performance. Clark’s performance of “Dear Insecurity,” featuring Brandi Carlile, was crowned the winner.

Alicia Keys, who will make her Broadway debut in Spring 2024 as a writer and producer of the musical “Hell’s Kitchen,” took home a Grammy. “The Diary of Alicia Keys,” for which Keys was an immersive producer, won in the category of Best Immersive Audio Album.

The 66th Grammy Awards recognized excellence in the music industry. Recordings released between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 15, 2023, were eligible for awards consideration. These recordings must be commercially released, nationally distributed and available from any date within the eligibility period through at least the date of the current year’s final voting deadline on Jan. 4, 2024.

See below for the full list of nominees in each of the aforementioned categories:

Best Musical Theater Album

“Kimberly Akimbo”
Victoria Clark, principal vocalist; John Clancy, David Stone & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

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

John Behlmann, Andrew Durand, Caroline Innerbichler & Alex Newell, principal vocalists; Brandy Clark, Jason Howland, Shane McAnally & Billy Jay Stein, producers; Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)

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

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

Best Americana Performance

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

“Help Me Make It Through The Night”
Tyler Childers

“Dear Insecurity” - WINNER
Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile

“King Of Oklahoma”
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

“The Returner”
Allison Russell

Best Immersive Audio Album

“Act 3” (Immersive Edition)
Ryan Ulyate, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Ryan Ulyate, immersive producer (Ryan Ulyate)

“Blue Clear Sky”
Chuck Ainlay, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Chuck Ainlay, immersive producer (George Strait)

“The Diary Of Alicia Keys” - WINNER
George Massenburg & Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineers; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Alicia Keys & Ann Mincieli, immersive producers (Alicia Keys)

“God Of War Ragnarök” (Original Soundtrack)
Eric Schilling, immersive mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, immersive mastering engineer; Kellogg Boynton, Anthony Caruso, Peter Scaturro & Herbert Waltl, Immersive producers (Bear McCreary)

“Silence Between Songs”
Sean Brennan & Mike Piacentini, immersive mix engineers; Aaron Short, immersive mastering engineer; Madison Beer & Leroy Clampitt, immersive producers (Madison Beer)