Jessie Mueller and Sara Bareilles are Grammy nominees for Waitress.
Jessie Mueller and Sara Bareilles are Grammy nominees for Waitress.
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The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced today live on CBS This Morning. For the theater community, that means we have a brand-new host of Grammy-nominated performers and composers up for Best Musical Theater Album. The nominees are as follows:

Bright Star — Carmen Cusack, principal soloist; Jay Alix, Peter Asher, and Una Jackman, producers; Steve Martin, composer; Edie Brickell, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

The Color Purple — Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders, and Jhett Tolentino, producers; Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis, composers and lyricists (New Broadway Cast)

Fiddler on the Roof — Danny Burstein, principal soloist; Louise Gund, David Lai, and Ted Sperling, producers; Jerry Bock, composer; Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (2016 Broadway Cast)

Kinky Boots — Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry, principal soloists; Sammy James Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers; Cyndi Lauper, composer and lyricist (Original West End Cast)

Waitress — Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Neal Avron, Sara Bareilles, and Nadia DiGiallonardo, producers; Sara Bareilles, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

The 59th Annual Grammys will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017, at 8pm on CBS.

For the complete list of nominees, click here.