FREEZE FRAME: ONCE Wins Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards were held last night, Feb. 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and was broadcast live on CBS. Beginning at 4 p.m., three hours before the main awards show, the pre-telecast ceremony announced awards in 70 additional categories, including Best Musical Theater Album. In other theatre-related news, Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games) by T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams beat SMASH's Let Me Be Your Star by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman for Best Song Written For Visual Media.
Hosting the pre-telecast was David Alan Grier, who was nominated for a Grammy for his performance in The Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS on Broadway.
And the winner was:
ONCE: A NEW MUSICAL-Steve Kazee & Cristin Milioti, principal soloists; Steven Epstein & Martin Lowe, producers (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, composers/lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & Others) [Masterworks]
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Cristin Milioti & Steve Kazee recording the Broadway Original Cast Recording of 'Once - a new musical" at Avatar Studios in New York City on 1/17/2012. (Winner at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theater Album)