The eligibility year for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards is October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2012. In past years, numerous theater veterans have been nominated and won awards, and it is expected that trend will continue.
In addition, The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown To Music's Biggest Night will air live on CBS Wednesday, December 5. The program officially kicks off Grammy season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring unique performances with past Grammy winners and/or nominees.