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Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee with the cast of "Some Like it Hot". Photo credit: Marc J. Franklin
Christian Borle (third from left) and J. Harrison Ghee with the cast of "Some Like it Hot". Photo credit: Marc J. Franklin

CMU Alumnus, Faculty Win 2024 Grammy Awards

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Peter Kerwin
University Communications & Marketing

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama(opens in new window) alumnus Christian Borle (1995) and Master of Entertainment Industry Management(opens in new window) faculty member Michele Smith(opens in new window) were winners at the 66th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024.

Christian Borle

Christian Borle

Borle was part of the team that took home the award for Best Musical Theater Album, “Some Like It Hot.” His starring role as Joe/Josephine also earned him a 2023 Tony Award nomination.

This marks Borle’s first Grammy win. He was nominated in the same category for his work in the Broadway musical “Something Rotten” in 2016.

Michele Smith

Michele Smith

Smith is a producer on “Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos,” which won the award for Best Historical Album. She serves as vice president of legacy and estate brand management at Craft Recordings, the catalog label of Concord, the largest independent global leader in the development and acquisition of recorded music, music publishing and theatrical performance rights.

Best Musical Theater Album: “Some Like It Hot” – Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks and NaTasha Yvette Williams, principal vocalists; Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bryan Carter, Scott M. Riesett, Charlie Rosen and Marc Shaiman, producers; Scott Wittman, lyricist; Marc Shaiman, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast).

Best Historical Album: “Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos” – Robert Gordon, Deanie Parker, Cheryl Pawelski, Michele Smith and Mason Williams, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer; Michael Graves, restoration engineer.

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