The Jimmy Awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation and the winners will be selected June 25 by a panel of industry experts. This year’s ceremony will be livestreamed from Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre with support from Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen and Wells Fargo. Tony winner Laura Benanti hosts the evening.
Having won their regional high school musical theatre award competitions, the qualifying finalists (listed below) spend ten days in a professional training intensive with mentors from the Broadway industry in order to prepare for the Jimmy Awards ceremony. Over 1,500 high schools and 100,000 students participate in these annual events. This year, 80 finalists will participate in the program and ceremony.
Contestants from previous years that are currently starring on Broadway or a national tour shared some advice for this year's contestants.
Flip through the gallery below to see what they had to say: