The Broadway League announces that the 11th annual JIMMY® AWARDS will take place on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan.
High school students from across the country will compete for the coveted Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress at the 11th 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.
"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," saidCharlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. "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 which are presented and/or sponsored by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,500 high schools and 100,000 students from 25 states now participate in these annual events.
Founded in 2009 by Nederlander Alliances LLC, Pittsburgh CLO, and Broadway Education Alliance (BEA), the mission of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (NHSMTA) is to raise the profile of musical theatre in schools, recognize dedicated teachers, and inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts. Since the inception of the program, participating students have earned over $2,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships. Several student participants have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions.
The Jimmy Awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of legendary Broadway producer/theatre owner James M. Nederlander and are supported by many leading theatre industry organizations. More information about the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program can be found at JIMMYAWARDS.COM. Follow the Jimmy Awards onFacebook,Instagram,Twitter & YouTube!
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 JimmyAwards.com.