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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.

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Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Hamilton Won in 2016.

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Matilda the Musical is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Matilda the Musical Dennis Kelly , Tim Minchin - Nominated in 2014.

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The Book of Mormon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
The Book of Mormon Matt Stone , Trey Parker , Robert Lopez - Won in 2012.

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Newsies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Newsies Alan Menken , Jack Feldman , Harvey Fierstein - Nominated in 2013.

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Anything Goes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Anything Goes Guy Bolton , P. G. Wodehouse , Russel Crouse - Nominated in 2012.

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Something Rotten! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Something Rotten! Nominated in 2016.

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Aladdin Sandy Wilson - Nominated in 2015.

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Shrek the Musical is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Shrek the Musical David Lindsay-Abaire ^! Jeanine Tesori - Nominated in 2010.

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Once: A New Musical is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Once: A New Musical Won in 2013.

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
West Side Story Leonard Bernstein , Arthur Laurents , Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2015.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love & ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Megan Savage ^! Stewart F. Lane ^! William Megevick ^! Catherine Adler ^! Cricket Hooper Jiranek ^! John Pinckard ^! Fred Adler ^! Greg Nobile ^! Joseph Sirola ^! Barbara Manocherian ^! Ryan Hugh Mackey ^! Joey Parnes ^! Carson Gleberman ^! Rhoda R. Herrick ^! Ron Simons ^! Kathleen K. Johnson ^! Jhett Tolentino ^! Ted Snowdon ^! Dennis Grimaldi ^! S. D. Wagner ^! Joseph Gleberman ^! Una Jackman ^! John Johnson ^! Margot Astrachan ^! Michael T. Cohen ^! Jay Alix ^! Jamie Bendell ^! Robert Greenblatt ^! Joan Raffe ^! Larry Hirschhorn ^! Bonnie Comley ^! Jamie deRoy - Nominated in 2015.

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An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
An American in Paris Nominated in 2016.

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Beautiful: The Carole King Mus... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s

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Kinky Boots is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Kinky Boots Won in 2014.

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2010s

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Fun Home is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Fun Home Lisa Kron , Jeanine Tesori - Nominated in 2016.

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The King and I is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
The King and I Richard Rodgers , Oscar Hammerstein II - Nominated in 2016.

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Ain't Misbehavin' is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Ain't Misbehavin' Richard Maltby, Jr. , Murray Horwitz - Nominated in 2010.

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Motown: The Musical is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Motown: The Musical Berry Gordy - Nominated in 2014.

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American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
American Idiot Michael Mayer , Billie Joe Armstrong , Mike Dirnt - Won in 2011.

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Porgy and Bess is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Porgy and Bess Nominated in 2013.

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Promises, Promises is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Promises, Promises Hal David ^! Neil Simon ^! Burt Bacharach - Nominated in 2011.

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How to Succeed in Business Wit... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Jack Weinstock , Willie Gilbert , Abe Burrows - Nominated in 2012.

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Hair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Hair Gerome Ragni , Galt MacDermot , James Rado - Nominated in 2010.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Nominated in 2015.

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9 To 5: The Musical is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
9 To 5: The Musical Nominated in 2010.

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Sondheim on Sondheim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Sondheim on Sondheim James Lapine ^! Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2011.

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Fela! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Fela! Bill T. Jones ^! Jim Lewis ^! Fela Kuti - Nominated in 2011.

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A Little Night Music is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
A Little Night Music Hugh Wheeler , Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2011.

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Nice Work If You Can Get It is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Nice Work If You Can Get It George Gershwin ^! Ira Gershwin ^! Joe DiPietro - Nominated in 2013.

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Follies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 2010s
Follies James Goldman , Stephen Sondheim - Nominated in 2013.