Michael Park, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Rachel Bay Jones, and Kristolyn Lloyd, winners of the Best Musical Theater Album award for 'Dear Evan Hansen' at the 2018 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
The Recording Academy is making changes to Grammy Awards guidelines for musical theater in the hopes of revitalizing one of its leanest categories. For the first time, the Academy has added a screening committee to the musical theater category to help decide which submitted artists and recordings will be eligible for Best Musical Theater Album. It has also updated language to clarify the broad spectrum of eligible nominees and albums. The category typically receives about 40 entries a year, the minimum threshold necessary to receive the standard five nominations. “It’s a category that really hovers right around that breaking point,”…

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