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.