Presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the late Broadway producer-theatre owner James M. Nederlander, the awards will feature high school students from across the country, who will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress. The talent showcase will feature ensemble and solo performances.
“It’s thrilling to see more students than ever participating in this year’s Jimmy Awards, with a record 43 regions sending nominees to New York City representing over 100,000 kids from around the country who compete to perform on a Broadway stage and win one of 20 scholarships. With so many young people creating musical theatre, it reflects how Broadway’s popularity continues to grow and become part of our culture,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, in a statement. “Jimmy Award nominees not only have the potential to earn significant scholarships, they have the opportunity to advance their careers. It really is one of the most exciting and inspiring nights of the season.”
Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions. Over 1,500 high schools and 100,000 students from 25 states participate in these annual events.
Founded in 2009 by Nederlander Alliances LLC, Pittsburgh CLO, and Broadway Education Alliance, the mission of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards is to raise the profile of musical theatre in schools, recognize dedicated teachers, and inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts.
Ticket information will be announced at a later date.
For more information visit JimmyAwards.com.