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Theatre Nerds Top 20 Broadway Cast Recordings Of All Time

We polled the Theatre Nerds Facebook group to see what their favorite Broadway Cast Recordings of ALL-TIME were. Receiving over 600 responses, we decided to count the votes and publish the the top 20. Note: We included West End productions, Original Off-Broadway recordings, & anniversary concerts. 

Cast recordings, Cast Albums, Theatre Nerds

1. The Phantom Of The Opera – Canadian Cast Recording

Release Date: November 26, 2002

Votes: 92 Theatre Nerds

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Hamilton Cast Album2. Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: September 25, 2015

Votes: 86 Theatre Nerds

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Top 20 Broadway Cast Recordings Of All Time3. Wicked – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: December 16, 2003

Votes: 74 Theatre Nerds

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Broadway Cast Recordings4. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall: In Celebration of 25 Years

Release Date: February 7, 2012

Votes: 68 Theatre Nerds

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Cast albums, cast recordings, theatre nerds5. Les Miserables – Original London Cast

Release Date: 1985

Votes: 61 Theatre Nerds

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Broadway Cast Recording, Secret Garden, Theatre Nerds6. The Secret Garden – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: December 10, 1991

Votes: 57 Theatre Nerds

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Into the woods soundtrack, theatre nerds, Broadway Cast Recordings7. Into The Woods – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: January 19, 1988

Votes: 53 Theatre Nerds

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Matilda cast recording, theatre nerds8. Matilda – Original London Cast

Release Date: October 22, 2013

Votes: 49 Theatre Nerds

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Rent cast album, theatre nerds9. Rent – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: August 27, 1996

Votes: 47 Theatre Nerds

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Next To Normal Cast Album, Theatre Nerds10. Next To Normal – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: May 12, 2009

Votes: 42 Theatre Nerds

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Avenue Q cast recording, best broadway cast albums, theatre nerds11. Avenue Q – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: October 7, 2003

Votes: 38 Theatre Nerds

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Spring awakening cast recording, theatre nerds, broadway cast recordings 12. Spring Awakening – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: December 12, 2006

Votes: 37 Theatre Nerds

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Theatre Nerds, Fiddler on the Roof cast recording13. Fiddler on the Roof – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: 1964

Votes: 33

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Legally Blonde Cast Recording, Theatre Nerds14. Legally Blonde – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: July 17, 2007

Votes: 28

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follies cast recording, Theatre Nerds15. Follies – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: 1971

Votes: 26

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Les Mis 10th anniversary album, theatre nerds16. Les Miserables – 10th Anniversary Concert

Release Date: May 11, 2004

Votes: 23

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Little shop of horrors cast album, Theatre Nerds17. Little Shop of Horrors – Original Off-Broadway Cast

Release Date: 1982

Votes: 20

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Hairspray cast album, theatre nerds18. Hairspray – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: August 13, 2002

Votes: 19

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Newsies soundtrack, Theatre nerds19. Newsies – Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: May 15, 2012

Votes: 17

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Waitress musical cast album, Theatre nerds20. Waitress – Original Broadway Cast

Release date: July 8, 2016

Votes: 16

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Have one you think we missed from the list? Leave a reply below…

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  1. I realize that the readership of this site is much younger than I am but to leave out the entire works of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II and Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe is a travesty.

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