Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American musician, singer, songwriter and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. After moving to Los Angeles and teaming up with Glen Ballard, she revolutionized the music industry with her American debut, Jagged Little Pill.
You can view more information on Alanis's full discography here.
Amazing and exciting news in regards to the Jagged Little Pill musical as it won Best Musical Theatre Album at the Grammy Awards last night. Per Broadway News:
“Jagged Little Pill” won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
The album was up against “American Utopia,” the Off-Broadway cast recordings of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Soft Power” and the West End cast recordings of “Amélie” and “Prince of Egypt.” The Grammy win was announced Sunday afternoon.
Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten and Elizabeth Stanley are principal soloists on the album.
“Jagged Little Pill” is also in consideration for 15 Tony Awards. Voting ends Monday. A date has not yet been announced for the ceremony.
In a new video from the Jagged Little Pill: The Musical‘s official YouTube channel, Alanis Morissette teams up with lead Elizabeth Stanley to perform a duet of You Learn from the Jagged Little Pill album. Check out the video below!
Performed by Alanis Morissette and Elizabeth Stanley
Musicians: Tia Allen, Damien Bassman, Eric Davis, Matt Doebler, Kristine Kruta, Alex Nolan, Bryan Perri, Mary Jo Stilp, Mark Verdino
As a nice treat for all of us, Alanis released the demo for Predator, one of the songs that became a part of the Jagged Little Pill musical. You can listen to it via her official YouTube channel below, and I’ve embedded the Spotify link underneath.
Awesome news for Alanis, Diablo Cody, and the cast & crew of Jagged Little Pill: The Musical as the Tony Awards announced their nominations today, and the show leads with 15 nominations!
NEW YORK — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world.
There are three best musical nominees: “Jagged Little Pill,” “Moulin Rouge: The Musical” and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.” And there are five best play nominees: “Grand Horizons,” “The Inheritance,” “Sea Wall/A Life,” “Slave Play” and “The Sound Inside.”
Nipping on the heels of “Jagged Little Pill” for overall numbers of nominations is “Moulin Rouge!,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, that got 14 nods.
Two very different offerings are tied with 12: “Slave Play,” Jeremy O. Harris’ ground-breaking, bracing work that mixes race, sex, taboo desires and class, exploring the legacy of slavery in interracial sexual dynamics, and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical,” which tells the rock icon’s life with songs that include “Let’s Stay Together” and “Proud Mary.”
The nominations were pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals, a fraction of the 34 shows the season before. During most years, there are 26 competitive categories; this year there are 25 with several depleted ones.
The category for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical had just one actor – Aaron Tveit from “Moulin Rouge!” One category – best musical revival – has no eligible shows at all and was cut. In another sign of a strange season, the best score category – an honor for music and lyrics that is usually dominated by musicals – is filled this year with five plays.
Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows – including 16 that were still scheduled to open in the spring. The cutoff for eligibility for all shows was set at Feb. 19.
The nominations came from 10 new plays, four new musicals and four play revivals. Two high profile shows – “Freestyle Love Supreme” and “David Byrne’s American Utopia” – did not accommodate Tony voters and weren’t eligible.
The 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally and take place later this year, at a date still to be announced. It’s one of few bright spots for theater fans – Broadway will be shut down until at least May 30. “Theater will survive,” James Monroe Iglehart, the nominations host, said during Thursday’s announcement.