BroadwayCon has announced that National High School Musical Theatre Awards winners Amina Faye (2016) and Anthony Skillman (2015) will perform during the second annual convention for theatre-lovers in New York City.
Also known as the Jimmy Awards (named for James M. Nederlander), the annual competition is a celebration of artistic achievement of high school students throughout the country. In 2016, the Awards featured 62 regional finalists from qualified theatre programs across the nation. The finalists came to New York City for a ten-day intensive that culminated in a final performance/competition at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. Two students (one male and one female) are awarded the top honor, in addition to 18 additional awards and scholarships.
Faye, winner for Best Performance by an Actress at the 2016 Jimmys, is now a first-year at Penn State University majoring in musical theatre. Skillman won Best Performance by an Actor at the 2015 Jimmys.
The two will perform at BroadwayCon during the Star To Be competition January 28 as entertainment during the judges’ deliberation. An addition to this year’s convention schedule, the Star To Be contest will welcome ten finalists to the stage. (Entries were due via online submission December 20 and finalists were notified by December 31.) BroadwayCon takes place January 27–29 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
BroadwayCon, which is co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp, offers theatre fans a one-of-a-kind array of panels, performances, one-on-one star moments, seminars, autograph and photo sessions, a booming marketplace, and other activities.
The 2017 convention will also include stars and artists from Frozen, Hamilton, War Paint, In Transit, The Great Comet, Waitress, School of Rock, Newsies, Dear Evan Hansen, Once On This Island, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, A New Brain, Wicked, Allegiance, Grease, Cinderella, If/Then, Something Rotten!, Rent, and more.
Available ticket packages follow:
A $250 full-weekend general pass will provide access to all BroadwayCon programming (panels, performances, keynotes, discussions, and more), as well as guaranteed seating at MainStage events and special guest autograph and photo opportunities. This pass also includes the official program book (printed by Playbill), a registration swag bag, and access to the BroadwayCon Marketplace.
The $95 Day Pass provides day-only access to BroadwayCon programming (panels, performances, keynotes, discussions). This pass also includes the official program book and access to the BroadwayCon Marketplace.