Ridgefield’s ACT of CT cast album receives Grammy nomination

It’s an honor to be nominated for an award, it’s recognition of being among the best of the best. The Grammy Award has been presented to the best artists and musicians of all genres in the US music industry since 1959. The nominees for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, to be held on January 31, 2022, have just been announced.

Congratulations to Ridgefield’s ACT of CT, their casting album of Snapshots by Stephen Schwartz is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album in the Musical Theater category. Snapshots: A Musical Snapshot by Stephen Schwartz is an original musical that aired by ACT of CT earlier this year in February. Snapshots is described as “a touching and authentic look at how we fall in love and the poignant power to trust our hearts and memories”. Incorporating over 2 dozen songs by Schwartz, the cast includes Ryan Bailer, John Cardoza, Michael McCorry Rose, Olivia Hernandez, Monica Ramirez and Mariad Torres.

The production team of ACT of CT Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., Bryan Perri and Stephen Schwartz are nominated for the award, along with the world premiere cast. The ACT of CT team faces stiff competition, other Grammy nominees for Best Musical Theater Album include Cinderella by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Some Lovers by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater, Girl From The North Country, The 2020 Live Recording of Les Misérables and The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.

The Grammy-nominated recording of Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook by Stephen Schwartz is available on all streaming platforms: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music. You can also pre-order the CD, which will be released on December 10, 2021, by clicking on HERE.

Congratulations again to the cast, producers and ACT of CT, we wish you the best of luck in Los Angeles.

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