High School Musical Theatre Awards 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce our 2018 participating schools:

List of participating schools.

Don’t let your students miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime! The School of Performing Arts at Proctors announces the 2nd Annual HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS for New York’s Capital Region in partnership with The Broadway League. Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, this ceremony will celebrate the achievements of the region’s theatre students, highlighting the importance of arts and theatre education. If you missed the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards, relive the journey from rehearsals to showtime.

Educators, industry professionals, and theatre experts review productions at registered schools, nominating participants in categories such as Best Ensemble, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and more!

The winner in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories will go on to represent Proctors and the Capital Region at The National High School Musical Theatre Awards competition in New York City in June 2018. This all expenses paid trip includes training from working Broadway professionals and the opportunity to compete with students from around the country for the title of Best National High School Actress and Best National High School Actor.  The first twenty eligible schools who meet all eligible criteria and submit a completed application will be guaranteed participation.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA), also called the Jimmy Awards was established in 2009 to elevate the importance of theater arts education in schools and reward excellence in student performance. The program impacts over 50,000 students annually who participate in high school musical theater competitions sponsored by thirty professional theaters throughout the United States. 

Highlights from the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors

To be eligible to participate in The Jimmy Awards, the regional Best Actress and Best Actor winners must have played a NHSMTA-recognized leading role in their school’s production. For this reason, only students playing a NHSMTA-recognized leading role in their school’s production will be eligible for a Best Actress and/or Best Actor nomination. Please review the links below for additional information regarding the NHSMTA approved musicals and qualifying leading roles.

General Information
Rules and Regulations
Award Categories
Important Dates
NHSMTA Approved Musical and Qualifying Roles List
For information about adjudication or becoming an adjudicator.

For more information, contact Grace Janiszewski at (518) 382-3884 x 150.