Join host Robert Hammond as he showcases Broadway musicals that have won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. He’ll feature songs from numerous musicals that have won, as well as the three that are nominated this year. They are: Kinky Boots, Matilda: The Musical, and Motown The Musical. Kinky Boots won!
Although the name of the award has changed throughout the years, each year since the first Grammy Awards celebration was held in 1959, one Broadway musical has received the Grammy for its original recording. The original Broadway cast recording of The Music Man was the first musical to win. Back then the award was called Best Original Cast Album. As of 2012, the award has been called Best Musical Theater Album, and Last year Once: A New Musical took home the prize.