Exclusive: See Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond, and Jason Robert Brown Respond to Parade‘s Grammy Nomination
The Broadway revival's cast album is up for Best Musical Theater Album at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.
The cast recording of the 2023 Broadway revival of Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown‘s Parade is among the nominees for Best Musical Theater Album at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. Click here to listen to the album, and see Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond‘s responses to the nomination in the video above.
Parade (2023 Broadway Cast Recording), featuring Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winner Platt and Tony nominee Diamond, is conducted by composer Brown. Listed as nominees for the album are cast members Diamond, Platt, Alex Joseph Grayson, and Jake Pedersen, as well as album producers Brown and Jeffrey Lesser.
The 66th Annual Grammy Awards will be held February 4, 2024 at Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena. The other nominees are Kimberly Akimbo, Shucked, Some Like It Hot, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. See Brown react to Parade‘s Grammy nomination below.
Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man who was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1913. It features a score by Brown and a book by Uhry.
The Tony-winning revival of Parade played its final performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre August 6, 2023. The production opened March 16 after beginning previews February 21, with Michael Arden at the helm. The revival earned six 2023 Tony nominations, winning two, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical for Arden. It was recently announced that Parade will go on tour in 2025.
The revival came to Broadway following a 2022 run at New York City Center. Much of the cast from that production continued to Broadway, including Platt and Diamond as Leo and Lucille Frank, respectively.
The closing cast of Parade also featured Grayson as Jim Conley, Sean Allan Krill as Governor Slaton, Paul Alexander Nolan as Hugh Dorsey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Britt Craig, Howard McGillin as Old Soldier and Judge Roan, Courtnee Carter as Angela, Eddie Cooper as Newt Lee, Pedersen as Frankie Epps, Kelli Barrett as Mrs. Phagan, Erin Rose Doyle as Mary Phagan, Stacie Bono as Sally Slaton, Manoel Felciano as Tom Watson, Danielle Lee Greaves as Minnie McKnight, Douglas Lyons as Riley, Florrie Bagel as Nurse, Max Chernin as Mr. Turner, Christopher Gurr as Luther Rosser/Mr. Peavy, Ashlyn Maddox as Monteen and Others, Sophia Manicone as Iola Stover, Emily Rose DeMartino as Essie and others, Beth Kirkpatrick as Nina Formby, Charlie Webb as Young Soldier, William Michals as Detective Starnes, and Jackson Teeley as Officer Ivey.
The creative team included choreographers Christopher Cree Grant and Lauren Yalango-Grant, music director Tom Murray, scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Heather Gilbert, projection designer Sven Ortel, hair and wig designer Tom Watson, sound designer Jon Weston, and production stage manager Justin Scribner. The production was cast by The Telsey Office‘s Craig Burns, who also handled the City Center run.
The full list of Grammy Award nominations can be viewed at Grammy.com.