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Indian American Vivek Tiwary Wins Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album for ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Indian American Vivek Tiwary Wins Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album for ‘Jagged Little Pill’

  • He is one of the producers of the Broadway show based on Alanis Morissette’s classic album.

Indian American Vivek Tiwary has won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the musical, “Jagged Little Pill,” for which he is the lead producer, along with Neal Avron, Pete Ganbarg, Tom Kitt, Michael Parker and Craig Rosen.The principal soloists featured on the album are Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten, and Elizabeth Stanley. Glen Ballard is the composer, while Alanis Morissette is the composer and  lyricist. 

Vivek Tiwary

Inspired by Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning masterpiece, “Jagged Little Pill” brings to the stage the story of the Healys, a suburban family whose serene Connecticut lives collide head-on with some of the most burning issues of today.

Tiwary took to Twitter after winning the coveted award. “I’m ETERNALLY GRATEFUL that the Grammys were virtual this year, and I had to join from home– because this is how it went down when we won Best Musical Theater Album for @JaggedMusical! TY

Tiwary has been associated with Broadway productions as either a financier or producer. Some of his past works include rock band Green Day’s “American Idiot,” “Raisin In The Sun,” “The Addams Family,” “A Little Night Music,” and both of Mel Brooks’ musicals “The Producers” and “Young Frankenstein.”

Prior to founding Tiwary Entertainment Group (TEG) and online music education/empowerment company StarPolish, Tiwary held a number of major label music-industry positions and has worked with artists covering the entire musical spectrum. Among many charitable pursuits, he is the co-founder of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that uses music and entertainment to complement the healing process. 

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Tiwary’s graphic novel “The Fifth Beatle,” won numerous literary awards including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award and two Harvey Awards. It’s a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. g student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a cum laude graduate of the Collegiate School in New York City. He also holds a filmmaking certificate from the New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio. He was included in Gold House’s 2020 A100 List to celebrate Asians and Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and their transformative contributions to society.  He lives in New York with his inspiring wife Tracy and their children Kavi and Nandini.

Also nominated was Indian American sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar in the Best Global Music Album category for her album “Love Letters.” She lost to Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer Burna Boy, who won the award for his album “Twice As Tall.” Mumbai-born, New York-based musician Priya Darshini’s debut album “Periphery” was nominated in the Best New Age Album category. The award went to Canadian guitarist Jim “Kimo” West’s “More Guitar Stories.”

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