The Jimmy Awards

2021 Jimmy Awards
Press Release
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. For more information, please visit

The Kimmel Center will serve as a sponsor for two students from the Philadelphia region to compete at the Jimmy Awards, the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, in New York City.

Date Action
1/22/2021 Deadline for school Directors to submit form committing to participate in Jimmys and 2022 Independence Awards
2/10/2021 Deadline for Directors to request accompaniment recording from Music Director via an email to Program Director (
3/15/2021 Deadline for Directors to email requests for student one-on-one coaching
3/26/2021 Deadline for Directors to submit audition videos to this form.
3/27-4/11/2021 Adjudication Period
4/19/2021 Virtual Ceremony (platform to be announced) to announce winners
4/27/2021 All required paperwork from Jimmy Awards nominees due
6/20-7/1/2021 Window for the Jimmy Awards program to take place; details TBA in 2021.

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