Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Scores Grammy Award Beautiful Lead Jessie Mueller Gets Grammy Best Musical Theater Album

Jessie Mueller, in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, wins Grammy.

Jessie Mueller, in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, wins Grammy.

Mueller, in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, wins Grammy.

This time it’s a Grammy for Jessie Mueller and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Muellar, along with album producers Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell, and Billy Jay Stein, received the honor at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Mueller also won the 2014 Tony for her portrayal of King in the biographical musical.

Other productions nominated for the award were A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Aladdin, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story.

Mueller received another honor of a different sort recently, as her caricature was hung on one of Sardi’s fabled walls on January 23, 2015. When she was nominated for a Tony for Beautiful that marked her second Tony nod, as she also had been nominated for her fine performance in the revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.

Mueller, who will leave Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as of March 6, is next slated to work on Waitress, a musical Sara Bareilles. The Gammy winner has also appeared on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Nice Work If You Can Get It.

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    Paul Mroczka

    Paul Mroczka has served Theatre By the Sea as associate director and playwright-in-residence. He has directed for companies including North Country Center for the Arts, Pontine Movement Theatre, The Theatre of Newburyport and the Palace Theatre. A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow in playwriting, he has also garnered a Shubert Fellowship, the Jason Miller Award and has received grants from the New Hampshire Council for the Humanities. His plays have been performed at New York’s La MaMa La Galleria, Nat Horne Theatre, and Manhattan Punchline Theatre, among others. His interactive planetarium show, Pathfinders, is running at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, NH. Recent directorial assignments include Good People, Steel Magnolias, and The Complete World of Sports (Abridged) at The Barnstormers Playhouse in New Hampshire, and Rumors, Orpheus in the Underworld, and The Glass Menagerie at PSU. This summer Paul finished an initial draft of his new play, Smart Money ... Read Full
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