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Jimmy Awards Cancelled

2020 Jimmy Awards Canceled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Broadway League has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Jimmy Awards, which were scheduled to take place on June 29, 2020, at the Minskoff Theatre. On March 20, the League released the following statement:

“We are heartbroken that so many of the 143,000 students who participate in high school musicals across the country will not have an opportunity to show off their hard work, and that 92 nominees won’t be able to realize their Broadway dreams this year by performing live on a Broadway stage at the Jimmy Awards in New York City,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. “Our priority is the health and safety of all. We look forward to next year when we can welcome nominees and fans back to the Big Apple and continue to celebrate the future of Broadway together at the 2021 Jimmy Awards.”

Founded in 2009 by Nederlander Alliances LLC, Pittsburgh CLO, and Broadway Educational Alliance (BEA), the mission of The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) is to raise the profile of musical theatre in schools, recognize dedicated teachers and inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts. Now 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.

Each year, this special talent showcase recognizes the country’s best high school performers. This year, 46 regional awards programs were set to sponsor a total of 92 students to participate in the Jimmy Awards.

To watch videos from the 2019 Jimmy Awards, click here.