Seventy-four high school students representing 37 organizations from across the nation will compete for honors such as Best Performance by an Actor and Actress as well as scholarships at the ninth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards, being held June 26 at the Minskoff Theatre.
Also called the Jimmy Awards, the competition gives high school musical theater students the opportunity to perform a show on a Broadway stage in an effort to take home honors and scholarships. In order to qualify to compete in the national program, students must win top recognition at regional high school musical theater competitions presented by Broadway League member performing art centers. These events see over 1,300 high schools and 50,000 students participating annually. Once chosen to compete at the awards, participants prepare for their debut on stage by training with professionals from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ New Studio on Broadway for nine days.
Along with the physical awards, students have the opportunity to compete for academic aid.Since the creation of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, students have earned over $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships. Several participants have also
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