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Nominees Announced for 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Awards

The annual "Jimmy Awards" will be hosted by Zachary Levi.

Zachary Levi will host the 2016 Jimmy Awards.
(© David Gordon)

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards has announced the list of high school students from across America who will compete for the awards for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the eighth-annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place June 27 at 7:30pm at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. 2016 Tony nominee Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) serves as host.

Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theater awards competitions presented by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,000 high schools and 50,000 students participate in these annual events. They are also referred to as the Jimmy Awards, in honor of producer James M. Nederlander.

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. NHSMTA nominees will prepare for their Broadway debut during a five-day professional training intensive with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway faculty members plus other theater professionals.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of notable theatre professionals including Tony Award-winning producers and award-winning casting experts.

For the full list of 2016 nominees, click here.

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