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Flashback Friday: Jerry Herman Tells the Grammys, "I Am What I Am"

Before Hamilton's Grammy debut, we look back on La Cage aux Folles' colorful contribution to the telecast. logo

Broadway doesn't always get invited to the Grammy party. In fact, it is rarely included in the annual ceremony, despite the fact that a musical-theater album is awarded a statue every year. However, continuing its unprecedented dominance in the world of Broadway and beyond, the (Grammy-nominated) cast of Hamilton will contribute to the 58th awards ceremony, performing live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

The only other Broadway productions to have contributed to the telecast are Godspell (1972), The Magic Show (1975), Sophisticated Ladies (1982), La Cage aux Folles (1984), Will Rogers Follies (1992), Riverdance (1997), Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (1997), and American Idiot (2010). As Hamilton prepares to take its place in this distinguished roster, we're flashing back to the 1984 Grammy ceremony, during which Jerry Herman showed every corner of the music industry that on Broadway, we are who we are.