It is an honor to be nominated for an award, it's recognition for being amongst the best of the best. The Grammy Award has been given out to the best artists and musicians across all genres of the American music industry since 1959. The nominees for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held January 31, 2022, were just announced.

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A hearty congratulations goes out to Ridgefield's ACT of CT, their cast album of Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album in the Musical Theater category. Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots: A Musical Snapshot is an original musical that ACT of CT streamed earlier this year in February. Snapshots is described as "A touching and authentic look into how we fall in love, and the poignant power of trusting our hearts and memories." Incorporating over 2 dozen of Schwartz's songs, the cast features Ryan Bailer, John Cardoza, Michael McCorry Rose, Olivia Hernandez, Monica Ramirez, and Mariand Torres.

The production team of ACT of CT's Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., Bryan Perri, & Stephen Schwartz are nominated for the award, as well as the World-Premiere Cast. The ACT of CT team faces stiff competition, fellow Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Nominees include Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's Some Lovers, Girl From The North Country, The 2020 Live Recording of Les Miserables, and The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.

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