The winners were announced tonight for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, awarded by the Recording Academy's voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. According to the award's web site, "it is truly a peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement."
Announced as the winner for Best Musical Show Album was the cast recording of Wicked. The award in this categories go to the album's producers, as well as the lyricist/composer of the CD. Eligibility requires 51% or more of a score to be new. Eligible material for this year's awards had to be released between October 1, 2003 and September 30, 2004.
In this case, the award goes to Stephen Schwartz, and to the producers of the recording at Decca Broadway.
Other nominees in the category included Avenue Q, Assassins, The Boy From Oz and Wonderful Town.
For more information on the Grammy Awards, and to see the full list of winners, click here.
For information on the Wicked CD, or to purchase, click here.