The National High School Musical Awards, affectionately called The Jimmy Awards will return to the live awards ceremony in 2022, the first awards since 2019. They carry the name of Broadway director James M. Nederlander,
The Jimmy Awards return!
Sponsored by the Broadway League, the 13th Annual Jimmy Awards will be held at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on June 27, 2022, at the Broadway Minskoff Theater. The Jimmy Awards Ceremony is the annual culmination of more than 40 national regional awards. They are representing more than 140,000 students from 1,800 high schools in 25 states. That way they are commending the best in the field of high school musicals and bringing regional winners together.
One week of events, seminars, and masterclasses for industry professionals in New York City. The climax of this week is the last awards ceremony held on the Broadway stage. There, the nominees will compete with performances to win top titles and college scholarships. After the cancellation of the online event earlier this year and the 2020 awards ceremony, face-to-face events resumed.
Broadway League Chairman Charlotte St. Martin said: “We took a one-year vacation and then gave a virtual presentation during the pandemic. We are very happy to be back to the Broadway Minskoff Theater for a live broadcast.” “We once again invite some from the United States. The most talented teenagers come to New York to give them the opportunity to realize their Broadway dreams. And receive generous scholarships. In the past few years, more and more Jimmy Award alumni have moved on to appear in popular Broadway shows and tours, as proof, The Jimmy Award is indeed one of the most exciting and inspiring shows for performers and fans.”
Past Jimmy Award winners include Andrew Bart Feldman and Renee Rapp, both of whom quickly switched to Broadway careers. Feldman recently appeared in the second season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and “Ratuitou: The TikTok Musical”, and also starred in Broadway as the protagonist of Dear Evan Hansen, while Rapp is Regina George in the last Broadway “Mean Girls”.
Credits: playbill.com; broadway.com
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