Tony Award Productions and Broadway Records have released the second annual Tony Award Season compilation album on CD and as a digital download.
Every musical from the 2017–18 season is represented, with songs from Once On This Island, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Mean Girls, Frozen, and more. The album also features two exclusive tracks from Adrian Sutton's Tony-nominated score for Angels in America and Branford Marsalis' score for Children of a Lesser God. Sutton is only the sixth composer in Tony history to be nominated for music written for a play; Marsalis was nominated for his Fences score in 2010.
2018 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award recipients Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera are honored on the album with tracks from Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock, and Rivera's performance of "All That Jazz" from the original Broadway cast album of Chicago.
The album's cover art features original artwork by Justin "Squigs" Robertson, with caricatures from the season's shows. The liner notes include an essay penned by Jennifer Tepper.
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City Sunday June 10 at 8PM ET on CBS (check local listings). The ceremony will be hosted by Tony nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.
Take a look at the complete track listing below:
1. Angels in America Highlights (from Angels in America)
2. Mama Will Provide (from Once On This Island)
3. (Just a) Simple Sponge (from SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical)
4. I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady)
5. Margaritaville (from Escape to Margaritaville)
6. The Beat of Your Heart (from The Band’s Visit)
7. Stop (from Mean Girls)
8. Monster (from Frozen)
9. She Works Hard for the Money (from Summer: The Donna Summer Musical)
10. Do the Work (from Prince of Broadway)
11. Children of a Lesser God Highlights (from Children of a Lesser God)
12. Bonus Track: The Music of the Night (from The Phantom of the Opera)
13. Bonus Track: Stick It to the Man (from School of Rock — The Musical)
14. Bonus Track: All That Jazz (from Chicago)