Musical theater took audiences on incredible adventures in the 2010s. From nineteenth-century Siam to contemporary London to the earliest days of the United States of America, the Grammy-nominated musicals of this decade transported theater fans of all ages to amazing new worlds. The best 2010s album nominees will likely be favorites of theater lovers for years to come.
It's impossible to discuss the best musical theater albums of the 2010s without mentioning Hamilton. Created by MacArthur "Genius" Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show uses rap and contemporary hip-hop to tell the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The unconventional smash-hit musical took the theater community by storm since its 2015 debut, and even took home the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016.
Pop icon Cyndi Lauper wrote the music for the 2014 Grammy-winner Kinky Boots, while the life and music of Carole King inspired the jukebox hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Other notable recordings featured on this list of top Grammy-nominated musical theater albums of the '10s include Motown: The Musical and Fun Home.What recording should top this list of the 2010s best musical theater albums? Make your voice heard by voting your favorites up to number one.