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.