Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!

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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 last night, 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 after party 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: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
Jai'Len Josey

Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
Jonah Rawitz

Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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Photo Coverage: National High School Musical Theater Award Winners Celebrate!
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