The 64th Annual Grammy Awards are held April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS beginning at 8 PM ET (check local listings).
Among the events planned for the ceremony is a special tribute performance to trailblazing Broadway composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last year. Broadway favorites Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Ben Platt, and West Side Story star Rachel Zegler are among those slated to appear in the tribute.
The Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album will also be handed out. Nominated for the honor this year are Broadway's Girl From the North Country, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (currently playing London's West End), the world premiere recording of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s Some Lovers, Les Miserables: The Staged Concert, Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots, and the The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical by Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear. The composers and lyricists of the new scores, along with the producers, were included in the nominations.
Additional nominees from the theatre world include the soundtracks for In the Heights, Dear Evan Hansen, and the Schmigadoon! pilot (in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category) and David Byrne's American Utopia for Best Music Film.
The Best Song Written for Visual Media category is full of theatre names this year, including Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Agatha All Along” from Wandavision, Carole King and Jennifer Hudson for “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from Respect, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth for “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami, and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for "All I Know So Far" from P!nk: All I Know So Far (they share the nomination with the pop star).
Elsewhere, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s “I Get a Kick Out of You,” from Cole Porter's oft-revived musical Anything Goes, received a nod for Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Music Video. The song came off of Love for Sale, which is nominated for Best Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. The pair performed a live concert celebrating their new collaboration at Radio City Music Hall. Plus, Tony-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical co-orchestrator Charlie Rosen is nominated (with Jake Silverman) in Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for “Meta Knight’s Revenge” from Kirby Superstar.