The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016 – nominees announced

thecurtainupshowalbumoftheyearnominees2016Nominees have been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016 in association with TodayTix. This year, three categories (each with six nominees) are open to the public vote. Voting closes at 5pm on Wednesday 4 January 2017, and winners will be announced live on Resonance FM at 4pm on Friday 6 January 2017.

To cast your vote, visit One lucky voter will win a £100 TodayTix Gift Card.


Best UK Cast Recording:

American Psycho – Original London Cast Recording

Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined – Original London Cast Recording

Funny Girl – Original London Cast Recording

Half a Sixpence – 2016 London Cast Recording

Kinky Boots – Original West End Cast Recording

Mrs Henderson Presents – Original London Cast Recording


Best American Cast Recording:

Allegiance – Original Broadway Cast Recording

The Color Purple – New Broadway Cast Recording

Fiddler On The Roof – 2016 Broadway Cast Recording

Lazarus – Original Cast Recording

On Your Feet! – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Waitress – Original Broadway Cast Recording


Best Solo Album/Non Cast Recording:

Cheyenne Jackson – Renaissance

Lin-Manuel Miranda – The Hamilton Mixtape

Idina Menzel – idina.

Kristin Chenoweth – The Art of Elegance

Nadim Naaman – Sides

Samantha Barks – Samantha Barks


The hosts of the popular weekly theatre chat show, Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews, said “Last year, we launched The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year as a way of recognising the phenomenal musical talent showcased in London theatre, and we’re delighted to be able to recognise such wonderful talent again this year.

“In what has been a testing time in America, we wanted to show solidarity with our fellow theatre makers by showcasing the equally phenomenal musical talent that can be found on Broadway. We’re also delighted that this year, the Best Solo Album/Non Cast Recording category features both UK and American nominees.

“In 2015, we selected Bend It Like Beckham and Cynthia Erivo and Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan as our Albums of the Year. They are both fantastic albums, but the decision-making process was extremely difficult. This year, we’ve made things easier (for us, at least) and put the power into the hands of our listeners. We love playing the music, but we think it’s only fair that they choose the winners! And to make it even sweeter, one lucky voter will win a £100 TodayTix Gift Card!”

Now in its 13th series, The Curtain Up Show is hosted by actor, director and broadcaster McArthur and producer Matthews. Launched on Resonance FM in May 2012, the show offers a light-hearted view of the current state of London theatre and showcases both established and new musical theatre talent.

The radio station began broadcasting on the DAB+ platform this month and can now be heard across Greater London, Brighton and Hove. Listeners can also tune in online at

Angela Thomas


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