2017 Jimmy Awards to Take Place On Monday, June 26 at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre
The Broadway League announces that the next annual NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS™ (NHSMTA)/ JIMMY® AWARDS will take place on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. The Broadway League Foundation will again oversee the program.
High school students from across America will compete for the coveted Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress at the ninth annual presentation. The talent showcase will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances. Tickets will be on sale to the public at a soon-to-be announced date.
“The Broadway League is thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and inspiring program,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. “The level of talent demonstrated by these students never ceases to amaze us, and we are honored to be able to introduce the next generation to the Broadway stage.”
Student performers qualify to participate in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions presented by an arts organization headed by a Broadway League member. Over 1,000 high schools and 50,000 students are involved in these annual events. Since its inception in 2009, the NHSMTA has enabled over $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships to be awarded to talented students at the national and local level—several of whom have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions.
NHSMTA nominees will prepare for their debut on a Broadway stage during a week-long professional training intensive with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway faculty members plus other theatre professionals. Winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts.
Founded in 2009 by Nederlander Alliances LLC and Pittsburgh CLO, NHSMTA's mission is to raise the profile of musical theatre in schools, recognize dedicated teachers and inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts. Also known as The Jimmy® Awards, in honor of legendary Broadway producer/theatre owner James M. Nederlander, the NHSMTA is supported by many leading theatre industry organizations. More information about the National High School Musical Theatre Awards can be found at NHSMTA.com.
The Broadway League conducts the program through The Broadway League Foundation, which acts as its philanthropic arm. Part of the Foundation’s mission is to enlighten and increase the public's knowledge, appreciation and awareness of the theatrical arts, and since its founding in 1993 has supported a number of projects to help preserve Broadway's heritage and expose new audiences to Broadway theatre. The Foundation is a corporation organized under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York, the purposes of which are exclusively charitable as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Donations to support the program can be made at NHSMTA.com.