Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards

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The 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards presented the coveted Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater, to Jai' Len Josey representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards and Jonah Rawitz, representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from inside the ceremony below!

The Jimmy™ Award is named in honor of James M. Nederlander-the legendary Broadway theater owner and producer. James L. Nederlander, Chairman of The Nederlander Organization, presented both winners with a check for $10,000 to further their education. They will also be eligible for a four-year merit and a need-based scholarship to attend the New Studio on Broadway, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama, contingent upon acceptance into the program.

Founded in 2009, NHSMTA's mission is to raise the profile of musical theater in schools, recognize dedicated teachers and inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts. Since its inception, 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.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY™ AWARDS was founded in 2009 byPittsburgh CLO and Nederlander Alliances LLC, under the leadership of James L. Nederlander, and is produced by the Broadway Education Alliance in association with Pittsburgh CLO. The program promotes the importance of theater arts programming in high schools, provides educational scholarships and creates a pathway for promising young performers to pursue a career in the professional theater industry. For more information, visit www.nhsmta.com.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Welcome to The Jimmy Awards

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards

Finalists

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards

Finalists

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards

Finalists

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Ladies

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Men

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Men

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Finalists

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Ryan McCartan kicks off the show

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Ryan McCartan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Stephen Mark

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #1 with participants Ayla Stackhouse, D'arcy Green, Aubree Bouche', Staci Stout, Deanna Richard, Rachel Robertson, Abigail Noble, Sophia Tzougras and Aria Braswell

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #1 with participants Ayla Stackhouse, D'arcy Green, Aubree Bouche', Staci Stout, Deanna Richard, Rachel Robertson, Abigail Noble, Sophia Tzougras and Aria Braswell

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley#2 with Keenan Buckley, Aaron Taylor, Eli Wills, Maclean Mayers, Jonah Rawitz, Matthew Washington, Ryan Borgo and Nyles Washington

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley#2 with Keenan Buckley, Aaron Taylor, Eli Wills, Maclean Mayers, Jonah Rawitz, Matthew Washington, Ryan Borgo and Nyles Washington

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Nyles Washington and Jonah Rawitz

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #3 with Emily Michele Lewis, Emily Hadick, Brooke Solan, Maddie Roberts, English Bernhardt, Bethany Beckham, Emma Magbanua, Ashlyn Uribe, Maureen Edwards and Aitana Alapa

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #3 with Emily Michele Lewis, Emily Hadick, Brooke Solan, Maddie Roberts, English Bernhardt, Bethany Beckham, Emma Magbanua, Ashlyn Uribe, Maureen Edwards and Aitana Alapa

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #4 with Tyler Alexander, Michael Hudak, Brendan McAlester, Jonathan Turner, Matthew Richards, Jeffrey Laughrun, Samuel Long, Jonathan Norwood, Nathanael Hicks, Conner Kingsley

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #4 with Tyler Alexander, Michael Hudak, Brendan McAlester, Jonathan Turner, Matthew Richards, Jeffrey Laughrun, Samuel Long, Jonathan Norwood, Nathanael Hicks, Conner Kingsley

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #5 Marnie Quick, Kaycee Murto, Aliya Ryan, Sarah Liddy, Madison Willis, Jai'Len Josey, Julia Lindsey Whitecomb, Jillian Cailouette and Abby mcLachlan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jai'Len Josey

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #5 Marnie Quick, Kaycee Murto, Aliya Ryan, Sarah Liddy, Madison Willis, Jai'Len Josey, Julia Lindsey Whitecomb, Jillian Cailouette and Abby mcLachlan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #5 Marnie Quick, Kaycee Murto, Aliya Ryan, Sarah Liddy, Madison Willis, Jai'Len Josey, Julia Lindsey Whitecomb, Jillian Cailouette and Abby McLachlan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #6 with Rubin Barksdale, Jamie Colburn, Joshua Valez, Issac Arnett, Matthew Hought, Shane Satterfield, Mekhai Lee, Alivs Green, Jr., Steven Ryan Telsey and David T. Beran

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Medley #6 with Rubin Barksdale, Jamie Colburn, Joshua Valez, Issac Arnett, Matthew Hought, Shane Satterfield, Mekhai Lee, Alivs Green, Jr., Steven Ryan Telsey and David T. Beran

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Semi Finalists-Matthew Richards, Mekhai Lee and Jonah Rawitz

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Semi Finalists-Jai'Len Josey, Sophia Tzougrus and Brooke Solan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Charlotte St. Martin and Tommy Tune

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Charlotte St. Martin and Tommy Tune

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Charlotte St. Martin and Tommy Tune

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Charlotte St. Martin and Tommy Tune

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Ryan McCartan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Blake Ross and Frank DiLella

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Van Kaplan and James L. Nederlander

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
English Bernhardt, Joshua Velez, Matthew Washington and Jai'Le Josey

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Semi Finalists-Matthew Richards, Mekhai Lee, Jonah Rawitz, Jai'Len Josey, Sophia Tzougrus and Brooke Solan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jonah Rawitz and Jai'Len Josey

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jai'Len Josey, Sophia Tzougrus and Brooke Solan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
The Winners-Jai'Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz with Van Kaplan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jai'Len Josey, Jonah Rawitz, James L. Nederlander and Van Kaplan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jai'Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jai'Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz with James L. Nederlander and Van Kaplan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jai'Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz with James L. Nederlander and Van Kaplan

Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway's Future Stars! Inside the 6th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards
Jai'Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz with James L. Nederlander and Van Kaplan

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