The Broadway League Announces Date of the Ninth Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards

by Jacob Coakley
A moment from the 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Awards
A moment from the 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Awards

New York, NY — The next annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards (also known as the 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.

More details from the National High School Musical Theatre Awards

THE 2017 STUDENT TALENT SHOWCASE TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, JUNE 26 AT BROADWAY’S MINSKOFF THEATRE
NHSMTA.COM

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.

The Broadway League (Charlotte St. Martin, President), founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. The Broadway League has recently added a new category for International membership to collaborate with professionals from around the world who produce and present Broadway quality theatre.

The Broadway League annually co-presents the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards®, one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry.

Key League programs and resources include: Kids’ Night on Broadway®, The National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (The Jimmys®), Stars in the Alley®, Internet Broadway Database® (ibdb.com), Broadway.org, SpotlightonBroadway.com, BwayZone.com, Commercial Theater Institute (with Theatre Development Fund), as well as numerous conferences and forums for our members. TheatreAccessNYC (co-produced with TDF) is the one-stop website of accessible Broadway performances for theatregoers with disabilities. Broadway.org is the League’s official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC, on tour, and internationally.

For more information visit BroadwayLeague.com, or follow @TheBwayLeague on Twitter and visit us at Facebook.com/BroadwayLeague. Download the free Broadway.org and IBDB mobile apps from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

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