An enchanted castle. A tiny prison cell. Nineteenth century Paris. These are just a few of the places you'll be transported to while listening to the albums on this list. In the 1990s, the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album pushed new dramatic ground. Whether they were inventive revivals or wholly original works, these best 1990s album nominees dazzled audiences and critics alike.
What cast recordings will you find on this list of the best musical theater albums of the 1990s? The Lion King wowed theater-goers with its beautiful animal-inspired costumes and lavish set pieces. This great musical even took home the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 1999. Disney had multiple hits that decade: Beauty and the Beast was also nominated for the Grammy in 1995.
Chicago, the story of a woman who would do anything to perform on the big stage, was nominated for multiple Grammys in the 1990s. Other good recordings featured on this roundup of Grammy-nominated albums include Hello, Dolly! and The King and I.
It's up to you to determine the 1990s' best musical theater albums. Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list.