Filipino-American producer wins Grammy award.
Filipino-American producer Jhett Tolentino caught the attention of the Pinoy Community after he won his first Grammy award on Monday.
According to a report of Inquirer.net, Jhett is the third Filipino to bag a Tony Award, next to Leah Salonga and Robert Lopez.
Jhett Tolentino decided to fly to New York in 2004 after he finished his degree in Accountancy to pursue his passion in theater arts.
The Iloilo-born Tolentino and his partner Joan Raffe established Joan Jhett productions LCC.
Jhett and the rest of the crew behind the musical “The Color Purple” wins the Grammy awards for musical theater album and reportedly bested contenders “Bright Star,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Kinky boots,” and “Waitress.”
Jhett Tolentino was born and raised in Iloilo and now making his name in Broadway production in New York and has previously won 3 Tony awards.
Jhett and his crew take home the award for the best musical Theater Album at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Monday.
The cast album features Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and Jennifer Hudson as the principal soloist in the Broadway production.
Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott, Sanders, and Jhett Tolentino, producers, and Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis are the composers/Lyricists, according to the list of grammy.com.
According to the report, Jhett won Tony Awards in 2004 for co-producing A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder that won as the best musical, and A Raisin in the Sun that got the award of Best Revival of a Play.
In the Entertaining category in 2004, Jhett was one of the Outstanding Filipino-Americans of New York.
In 2003, the Filipino-American producer also won the Tony award.
Congratulations to Jhett Tolentino and the rest of the crew behind the musical “The Color Purple” for winning the Grammy Award.