Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to invite high schools across the state of Illinois to participate in the second annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. This newly-established Illinois chapter of the National High School Musical Theater Awards serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students.
The Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013. Twenty-four finalists (12 actors & 12 actresses) will receive tickets to a Broadway In Chicago show, perform on stage at the Broadway Playhouse, and compete in front of Chicago casting agents and theater professionals for the top honors.
From the twenty-four finalists, Two Illinois winners (one lead actor, one lead actress) will go to New York for an all-expense paid trip to participate in a performance enrichment program and represent the state of Illinois at the National High School Musical Theater Awards, on Broadway, during summer 2013.
To Be Considered: Schools may submit the name of the student performer who plays the Leading Male and/or Leading Female character in the full-length school musical (presented during the 2011-2012 academic year). A list of eligible roles is available here.
The 2012 IHSMTA Participants perform “Oh What A Night” from JERSEY BOYS at the Awards Ceremony
Highlights from the 2012 Illinois High School
***Applications for the 2013 Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards are now available!***
Applications Due Friday, March 22, 2013 by 5:00pm
Applicants Notified by Monday, April 15, 2013
IHSMTA Program Monday, April 29, 2013
NHSMTA Program June 26-July 2, 2013
NHSMTA Performance Monday, July 1, 2013
For more information on The National High School Musical Theater Awards,
also known as The Jimmy Awards, visit NHSMTA.org.
Congratulations to the 2012 Illinois High School Musical Theater Award Recipients
O’Fallon Township High School
Glenbrook North High School
Visit the Broadway In Chicago Blog to read about Meadow’s journey from O’Fallon to Broadway!