Between Schwartz and Sondheim, the world of musical theater in the 1970s belonged to the Stephens. The two composers were multiple nominees for the Grammy Award for Best musical Theater Album during these decade – and winners, too. But they are just two of the talented individuals from the realm of musicals honored by the Grammys during that time. The best musical theater albums of the 1970s are a formidable bunch.
What cast recordings will you find on this list of 1970s best musical theater albums? Before the Rocky Horror Picture Show became one of the most popular cult films of all time, The Rocky Horror Show premiered on stage in 1973. The production, which was created by Richard O'Brien, was even nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975. Two Gentlemen of Verona, a tuneful twist on the Shakespeare classic, was another popular musical from the decade. Grease debuted in 1971 and made its way to Broadway the following year. Other good recordings featured on this roundup of 1970s Grammy-nominated musical theater albums include Annie and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.Is your favorite album among these best 1970s album nominees? Give your personal picks for best cast recording a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list.