grammys Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s  

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Singing knights and dancing flappers, foul-mouthed puppets and daydreaming mermaids: these colorful characters number among the nominees for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in the 2000s. This decade saw musicals soar to new heights of technical achievement, and brought new life to theatrical favorites. The best musical theater albums of the 2000s are a true treat for Broadway fans.

What landmark recordings will you find on this list of the best 2000s album nominees? Monty Python's Spamalot – based on the cult-favorite 1975 film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail – was a bonafide hit on Broadway and beyond. This hilarious production even took home a Grammy in 2006. Inspired by the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys had fans singing along with its Grammy-winning cast recording. And who could forget Avenue Q, with its adults-only humor and colorful puppet characters? Other good Grammy-nominated musical theater albums of the '00s include Wicked, In the Heights, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

It's up to you to decide which Grammy winner deserves the top spot on this 2000s musical theater albums list. Vote your favorite recording up to number one and get ready to sing along.

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Wicked is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Wicked Stephen Schwartz , Winnie Holzman - Won in 2005.

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Hairspray Scott Wittman , Marc Shaiman , Thomas Meehan - Won in 2003.

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Mamma Mia! Björn Ulvaeus , Catherine Johnson , Benny Andersson - Nominated in 2002.

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Into the Woods James Lapine , Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2003.

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In the Heights is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
In the Heights Lin-Manuel Miranda , Quiara Alegría Hudes - Won in 2009.

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Avenue Q is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Avenue Q Jeff Marx , Jeff Whitty , Robert Lopez - Nominated in 2005.

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Seussical is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Seussical Stephen Flaherty ^! Lynn Ahrens - Nominated in 2002.

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The Producers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Producers Mel Brooks , Thomas Meehan - Won in 2002.

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Spring Awakening is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Spring Awakening Steven Sater , Duncan Sheik - Won in 2008.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jeanine Tesori , Richard Morris , Dick Scanlan - Nominated in 2003.

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Little Mermaid Alan Menken ^! Howard Ashman ^! Doug Wright ^! Glenn Slater - Nominated in 2009.

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Aida is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Aida David Henry Hwang ^! Elton John ^! Linda Woolverton ^! Robert Falls ^! Tim Rice - Won in 2001.

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Spamalot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Spamalot Neil Innes , John Du Prez , Eric Idle - Won in 2006.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Hugh Wheeler , Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2002.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Nominated in 2000.

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Man of La Mancha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Man of La Mancha Mitch Leigh , Joe Darion , Dale Wasserman - Nominated in 2004.

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Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Company George Furth , Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2008.

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Assassins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Assassins John Weidman ^! Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2005.

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Guys and Dolls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Guys and Dolls Jo Swerling , Abe Burrows , Frank Loesser - Nominated in 2003.

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The Wild Party is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Wild Party George C. Wolfe ^! Michael John LaChiusa - Nominated in 2001.

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Bro... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Clark Gesner - Nominated in 2000.

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Jersey Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Jersey Boys Marshall Brickman , Rick Elice , Bob Crewe - Won in 2007.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Jeffrey Lane , David Yazbek - Nominated in 2006.

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Color Purple Stephen Bray , Marsha Norman , Allee Willis - Nominated in 2007.

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The Boy from Oz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Boy from Oz Martin Sherman , Nick Enright , Peter Allen - Nominated in 2005.

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A Chorus Line is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
A Chorus Line Edward Kleban , Nicholas Dante , Marvin Hamlisch - Nominated in 2008.

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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Music Man Franklin Lacey , Meredith Willson - Nominated in 2001.

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Fosse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Fosse Bob Fosse , Fred Ebb - Nominated in 2000.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee William Finn ^! Rachel Sheinkin - Nominated in 2006.

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Nine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Nine Maury Yeston , Arthur Kopit - Nominated in 2004.

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Kiss Me, Kate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Kiss Me, Kate Sam Spewack , Cole Porter , Bella Spewack - Nominated in 2001.

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Hair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Hair Gerome Ragni ^! Galt MacDermot ^! James Rado - Nominated in 2006.

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Footloose Eric Carmen ^! Sammy Hagar ^! Tom Snow ^! Walter Bobbie ^! Jim Steinman ^! Kenny Loggins ^! Dean Pitchford - Nominated in 2000.

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Movin' Out is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Movin' Out Twyla Tharp , Billy Joel - Nominated in 2004.

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Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Sweeney Todd Christopher Bond - Nominated in 2007.

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Gypsy: A Musical Fable is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Gypsy: A Musical Fable Arthur Laurents ^! Stephen Sondheim ^! Jule Styne - Won in 2004.

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Flower Drum Song is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Flower Drum Song Joseph Fields ^! David Henry Hwang ^! Richard Rodgers ^! Oscar Hammerstein II - Nominated in 2004.

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South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
South Pacific Richard Rodgers , Joshua Logan , Oscar Hammerstein II - Nominated in 2009.

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The Drowsy Chaperone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Drowsy Chaperone Don McKellar ^! Bob Martin ^! Greg Morrison ^! Lisa Lambert - Nominated in 2007.

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Young Frankenstein Irving Berlin ^! Mel Brooks ^! Thomas Meehan - Nominated in 2009.

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Swing! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Swing! Tom Viertel ^! Lorie Cowen Levy ^! Richard Frankel ^! Marc Routh ^! Stanley Shopkorn ^! Steven Baruch - Nominated in 2001.

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Gypsy Joseph Beruh ^! Edgar Lansbury ^! Barry M. Brown ^! Fritz Holt - Nominated in 2009.

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Wonderful Town is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Wonderful Town Joseph Fields , Leonard Bernstein , Adolph Green - Nominated in 2005.

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
West Side Story Leonard Bernstein ^! Arthur Laurents ^! Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2008.

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The Pajama Game is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Pajama Game George Abbott , Richard Pike Bissell , Jerry Ross - Nominated in 2007.

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The Light in the Piazza is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Light in the Piazza Adam Guettel ^! Craig Lucas - Nominated in 2006.

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Annie Get Your Gun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Annie Get Your Gun Irving Berlin ^! Dorothy Fields ^! Herbert Fields - Won in 2000.

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Elaine Stritch: At Liberty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Elaine Stritch: At Liberty John Lahr ^! Elaine Stritch - Nominated in 2003.

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The Full Monty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
The Full Monty Nominated in 2002.

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Grey Gardens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2000s
Grey Gardens Scott Frankel , Michael Korie , Doug Wright - Nominated in 2008.