Sh-K-Boom Records

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Sh-K-Boom Records
Ghostlight Records
Type Independent Record Label
Founded 2000
Headquarters New York, NY, USA
Key people Kurt Deutsch, Sherie Rene Scott
Website [1]

Sh-K-Boom Records is an independent record label and producer of recorded and live entertainment, which was founded in 2000 by husband and wife Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott with the mission of bridging the gap between pop music and theater. In 2004 Sh-K-Boom created their second imprint, Ghostlight Records, dedicated to the preservation of traditional musical theater, spurred by the popular release of their first-ever show cast recording, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years.[1] Together the two labels have over 120 albums in their catalogues. The company has also produced over 50 live concerts as part of their Sh-K-Boom Room Concert Series, and are currently developing new and innovative projects for the stage and screen.

Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records are nine-time Grammy Award nominees and two-time Grammy winners in the Best Musical Theater Album category for In the Heights and The Book of Mormon. Ghostlight's Book of Mormon album was the first Broadway cast recording to break into the Billboard Top 10 since the original 1969 release of Hair, taking its place as the biggest-selling digital cast recording of all time.[2] The label's Original Broadway Cast Album for In the Heights also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Cast Albums chart and arrived on the Billboard 200 at #82.[3]

Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records have produced and released the debut solo albums of Broadway stars such as Adam Pascal, Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Alice Ripley, Melissa Errico, Billy Porter, Ben Vereen, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Julia Murney, Ashley Brown, Linda Lavin, Lea Delaria, Anastasia Barzee and Klea Blackhurst.

Albums[edit]

2000-2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Awards & Honors[edit]

Drama Desk[edit]

Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight were awarded a special 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through original cast albums.[4]

Grammy Awards & Nominations[edit]

2003

  • Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas

2005

2006

2008

2009

  • Hair - 2009 Broadway Revival Cast Recording

2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feldman, Adam."Sh-K-Boom time"Time Out New York, Issue 615 : Jul 11–18, 2007
  2. ^ Caulfield, Keith."'The Book of Mormon' Cast Album Scores Impressive Chart Debut" Billboard.com, May 26, 2011
  3. ^ Broadway.com Staff."In the Heights Cast CD Debuts at #1 on Billboard Chart" Broadway.com, June 11, 2008
  4. ^ "2006 - Drama Desk Awards - Press Releases". Archived from the original on October 1, 2006. Retrieved November 5, 2006. 

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