Jimmy Awards

Jimmy Awards

Jimmy Awards

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Celebrating High School Theatre Across The Country

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (the Jimmy Awards®) are a national celebration of outstanding student achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance, and acting performance and elevating the importance of theatre arts education in schools. The Jimmy Awards are presented by The Broadway League Foundation.

The Jimmy Awards®/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®) program impacts more than 100,000 students who participate in high school musical theatre competitions sponsored by presenters of Touring Broadway productions throughout the United States. Presented by the Broadway League Foundation, the program sends a Best Actress and Best Actor winner from each of these competitions to New York for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only talent showcase on Broadway. Named for Broadway impresario James M. Nederlander, the program has been the catalyst for more than $2,000,000 in educational scholarships.

The Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards is participating in the 2020 National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City!

Although the purpose of the MVHSTAs is to celebrate, support and advocate for high school theatre in our area, the process of selecting (2) student to send to New York city is competitive and contains an additional selection process. Rules and regulations for the program may be found at jimmyawards.com.

Please note that students will be selected from the MVHSTA “Lead Actor / Actress In A Musical” categories, even though the NHSMTA language now uses “Qualifying Role” to denote the category.

To be eligible for the NHSMTA program, student performers must qualify by:
1. Performing a qualifying role in an approved musical. This list is available on the jimmyawards.com.
2. Being available to perform at the MVHSTA Awards Showcase on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
3. Receiving one of the top 6 adjudicated scores of “Outstanding” in the “Lead Actor/Actress in a Musical” category in their MVHSTA-nominated performance.
4. Being conflict-free and available for all days during the NHSMTA week, tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 15-Tuesday, June 23, 2020* in New York City.
5. Attend a 1-day workshop with theatre professionals on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the PNC Arts Annexin downtown Dayton.

The MVHSTA Team reserves the right to determine performance readiness of all qualifying students. After the workshop on May 16, 2020, the MVHSTA Team and panel of theatre professionals will use all available information including scores, experience, behavior, investment, and skill to determine who will be selected to attend The Jimmy Awards®. Adjudicator scores are only one factor in determining selection.

*This information is subject to change.