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The 1960s could be considered a golden age in American musical theater. That decade saw critically acclaimed versions of The Sound of Music, Oliver!Man of La Mancha, and many more hits take the Great White Way, winning the hearts of audiences in the process. Among the fans of these classics? The voters of the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. These are the beloved nominees and winners of that honor during the 1960s.

What recordings will you find on this list of 1960s best musical theater albums? Hippie culture met Broadway melodies when Hair opened in 1968 after a successful run in smaller theaters. The production even took home the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 1969. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown was another popular musical from the decade, bringing Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts characters to life.

The Sound of Music was a favorite musical of audiences all over the world, and its cast recording won a Grammy in 1961. Other good musical theater releases featured on this roundup of top Grammy-nominated 1960s albums include Bye Bye Birdie and Funny Girl.

Which of these best 1960s album nominees deserves the number-one spot on this list? Give your favorite cast recordings a thumbs up to move them towards the top.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Burt Shevelove , Larry Gelbart , Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 1963.

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
The Sound of Music Richard Rodgers , Russel Crouse , Howard Lindsay - Won in 1961.

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Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Fiddler on the Roof Sheldon Harnick , Jerry Bock , Joseph Stein - Nominated in 1965.

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Once Upon a Mattress is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Once Upon a Mattress Mary Rodgers , Marshall Barer , Dean Fuller - Nominated in 1960.

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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Bye Bye Birdie Charles Strouse , Michael Stewart , Lee Adams - Nominated in 1961.

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Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Cabaret Fred Ebb , John Kander , Joe Masteroff - Won in 1968.

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Hello, Dolly! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Hello, Dolly! Jerry Herman , Michael Stewart - Nominated in 1965.

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Bro... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Clark Gesner - Nominated in 1968.

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
The Unsinkable Molly Brown Nominated in 1961.

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On a Clear Day You Can See For... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Burton Lane ^! Alan Jay Lerner - Won in 1966.

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How to Succeed in Business Wit... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Jack Weinstock , Willie Gilbert , Abe Burrows - Won in 1962.

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Funny Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Funny Girl Ray Stark - Won in 1965.

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Gypsy Joseph Beruh ^! Edgar Lansbury ^! Barry M. Brown ^! Fritz Holt - Won (tied) in 1960.

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Camelot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Camelot Frederic Loewe , Alan Jay Lerner - Nominated in 1961.

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110 in the Shade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
110 in the Shade N. Richard Nash ^! Tom Jones ^! Harvey Schmidt - Nominated in 1964.

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Baker Street is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Baker Street Sheldon Harnick ^! Jerry Bock ^! Raymond Jessel ^! Jerome Coopersmith ^! Marian Grudeff - Nominated in 1966.

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Mame is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Mame Jerry Herman , Robert Edwin Lee , Jerome Lawrence - Won in 1967.

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Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Oliver! Lionel Bart - Nominated in 1963.

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Man of La Mancha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Man of La Mancha Mitch Leigh , Joe Darion , Dale Wasserman - Nominated in 1967.

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Wildcat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Wildcat Carolyn Leigh ^! Cy Coleman ^! N. Richard Nash - Nominated in 1962.

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Redhead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Redhead Albert Hague ^! Sidney Sheldon ^! Dorothy Fields ^! Herbert Fields ^! David Shaw - Won (tied) in 1960.

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Your Own Thing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Your Own Thing Donald Driver ^! Danny Apolinar ^! Hal Hester - Won in 1969.

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Carnival is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Carnival Michael Stewart ^! Bob Merrill - Nominated in 1962.

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Fiorello! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Fiorello! Sheldon Harnick ^! George Abbott ^! Jerry Bock ^! Jerome Weidman - Nominated in 1961.

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Walking Happy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Walking Happy Sammy Cahn ^! Jimmy Van Heusen ^! Ketti Frings ^! Roger O. Hirson - Nominated in 1968.

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Tovarich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Tovarich Nominated in 1964.

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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Jacques Brel ^! Mort Shuman ^! Eric Blau - Nominated in 1969.

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A Party with Betty Comden and ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green Leonard Bernstein ^! Adolph Green ^! Betty Comden ^! Jule Styne ^! André Previn - Nominated in 1960.

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The Happy Time is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
The Happy Time Samuel A. Taylor - Nominated in 1969.

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Sweet Charity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Sweet Charity Dorothy Fields , Cy Coleman , Neil Simon - Nominated in 1967.

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Stop the World – I Want to Get... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Stop the World – I Want to Get Off Anthony Newley ^! Leslie Bricusse - Nominated in 1963.

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Beyond the Fringe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Beyond the Fringe Alan Bennett ^! Peter Cook ^! Jonathan Miller ^! Dudley Moore - Nominated in 1963.

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Hair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Hair Gerome Ragni , Galt MacDermot , James Rado

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George M! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
George M! Francine Pascal ^! Michael Stewart - Nominated in 1969.

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No Strings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
No Strings Richard Rodgers ^! Samuel A. Taylor - Won in 1963.

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She Loves Me is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
She Loves Me Sheldon Harnick , Jerry Bock , Joe Masteroff - Won in 1964.

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The Apple Tree is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
The Apple Tree Sheldon Harnick ^! Jerry Bock ^! Jerome Coopersmith - Nominated in 1967.

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Ages of Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Ages of Man Nominated in 1960.

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Do I Hear a Waltz? is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Do I Hear a Waltz? Richard Rodgers ^! Arthur Laurents ^! Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 1966.

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What Makes Sammy Run? is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
What Makes Sammy Run? Ervin Drake ^! Budd Schulberg - Nominated in 1965.

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Skyscraper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Skyscraper Sammy Cahn ^! Jimmy Van Heusen ^! Peter Stone - Nominated in 1967.

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Bajour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Bajour Walter Marks ^! Ernest Kinoy - Nominated in 1966.

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Milk and Honey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Milk and Honey Jerry Herman ^! Don Appell - Nominated in 1962.

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Hallelujah, Baby! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Hallelujah, Baby! Adolph Green ^! Arthur Laurents ^! Betty Comden ^! Jule Styne - Nominated in 1968.

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Do Re Mi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Do Re Mi Garson Kanin ^! Adolph Green ^! Betty Comden ^! Jule Styne - Nominated in 1962.

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High Spirits is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
High Spirits Hugh Martin ^! Timothy Gray - Nominated in 1965.

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Half a Sixpence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Half a Sixpence David Heneker ^! Beverley Cross - Nominated in 1966.

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I Do! I Do! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
I Do! I Do! Tom Jones ^! Harvey Schmidt - Nominated in 1968.

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Jennie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1960s
Jennie Arthur Schwartz ^! Arnold Schulman ^! Howard Dietz - Nominated in 1964.