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Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!

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After months of exclusive coverage by BroadwayWorld, including written and video blogs, interviews of nominees and winners, plus tons of other features, dozens of kids from across the country gathered last night to compete for the ultimate prize- Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards. This year's top honors went to Amina Faye from The Blumey Awards and Josh Strobl from The Jerry Herman Awards.

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below!

Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions presented by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,000 high schools and 50,000 students participate in these annual events. Since its inception in 2009, 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.

Founded in 2009 by Nederlander Alliances LLC, Pittsburgh CLO, and Broadway Education Alliance (BEA), NHSMTA's mission is to raise the profile of musical theatre in schools, recognize dedicated teachers and inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts. Also known as The Jimmy™ Awards, in honor of legendary Broadway producer/theatre ownerJames M. Nederlander, the NHSMTA is supported by many leading theatre industry organizations. More information about the National High School Musical Theatre Awards can be found at NHSMTA.COM.

The Broadway League administers the program through The Broadway League Foundation, which acts as its philanthropic arm. Part of the Foundation's mission is to enlighten and increase the public's knowledge, appreciation and awareness of the theatrical arts, and since its founding in 1993 has supported a number of projects to help preserve Broadway's heritage and introduce new audiences to Broadway theatre. The Foundation is a corporation organized under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York, the purposes of which are exclusively charitable as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Donations to support the program can be made at NHSMTA.COM.

Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Broadway League Apple Award Winners

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Jimmy Award Nominees

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Kiesha Lalama, Van Kaplan and the Jimmy Award Nominees

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Kiesha Lalama, Wayne Cilento and Van Kaplan

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Kiesha Lalama, Wayne Cilento, Van Kaplan and the Jimmy Award Nominees

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Zachary Levi, Kiesha Lalama, Wayne Cilento, Van Kaplan and the Jimmy Award Nominees

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Special Award Recipients

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Zachary Levi

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Zachary Levi

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Zachary Levi

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Zachary Levi

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Special Award Recipients

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Special Award Recipients

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Eva Noblezada

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Van Kaplan and Eva Noblezada

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Eva Noblezada and Corey Mitchell

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
William Ivey Long

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
William Ivey Long

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Hayley Feinstein

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Hayley Feinstein

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Judges Stephanie Klapper, Kent Gash, Rachel Hoffman, Cesar Rocha, Alecia Parker, Paul Canaan, Wayne Cilento and Kate Shindle

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Alexandria Suarez, Eduardo Hernandez and Jesus Del Orden

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Giuseppe Bausilio

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Giuseppe Bausilio

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Howard McGillin

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Howard McGillin

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Maya Grace Fisqhbein, Zell Steele Morrow and Gabrielle Pizzolo

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Jenna Ortega

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Jenna Ortega

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Jennifer Mudge

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Jennifer Mudge

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Bianca Marroquin

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Bianca Marroquin

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Zainab Jah

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Zainab Jah

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Lena Hall

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Lena Hall

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
The boys from Finding Neverland

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Drew Gehling

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Drew Gehling

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Eleanor Koski, Sean Reda and Mia Sinclair Jenness

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
The kids from The Lion King

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Marc Kudisch, Shannon Lewis and Drew Gehling

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Some of the kids currently performing on Broadway!

Photos: The Future Has Arrived- High Schoolers Show Off Broadway Dreams at the Jimmy Awards!
Presenters Marc Kudisch, Bianca Marroquin, Zainab Jah, Lena Hall and Drew Gehling


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