It was an exciting night at the Grammys with Kinky Boots taking home top honors for Best Musical Theater album on January 26. We are so thrilled for all our kinky friends at the Al Hirschfeld, but we still wish the awards had shown more love to original cast albums—only three were nominated, with Matilda and Motown: The Musical rounding out the chosen few. So we asked you to decide which of all the eligible Broadway cast recordings you thought was the most Grammy-worthy. Check out the results: once again glass slippers are so in. Hey, Grammys—how about we get to pick the nominees next year!?
1. Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella 22%
All hail Cinderella which took the top spot with Broadway.com readers with 22%. With a timeless score by Rodgers & Hammerstein and a cast led by the effervescent Laura Osnes as Ella, we agree that this album deserved some love at the Grammys. Now that would have made for a lovely night!
2. Matilda 20%
Matilda the Musical came in second place with 20%. This hilarious and downright touching score with remarkable performances by four wee actresses did got a proper shoutout from the Grammys with a nomination, but lost out on a main prize to Tony winner Kinky Boots. We're still toasting to those revolting children, though.
3. Kinky Boots 18%
Hold them in your heart! The Kinky Boots cast album featuring Tony winner Billy Porter placed third with our readers with a reputable 18%, but don’t fret for Kinky’s bronze medal—it took home top honors at the Grammys and honestly, we think that’s the most beautiful thing in the world.