WHAT ARE THE JERRY HERMAN AWARDS?

Each year, Broadway in Hollywood hosts the Jerry Herman High School Musical Theatre Awards with one goal: to constructively support local high school performing arts programs. Both public and private high schools from all over Los Angeles County submit productions for consideration across twelve performance and technical categories:

  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Costume Design
  • Orchestra
  • Ensemble/Chorus
  • Musical Staging/Choreography
  • Musical Direction
  • Technical Crew
  • Supporting Actor
  • Supporting Actress
  • "No Small Parts"
  • Best Production

The Hollywood Pantages sends volunteer adjudicators to all of the performances. In the spring, a team at the Pantages, determine the nominees using the adjudicators’ notes and a digital recording of the production. 

To compete for the best actor and best actress categories, each participating school sends one male and one female lead to audition in front of a panel of industry judges. For two days leading up the award show, the best actor and actress nominees are narrowed down to three male and three female finalists. The six finalists perform a solo number on the night of the awards, with a trip to New York to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmys) awarded to the final male and female contestants.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?

Please email JHAWARDS@NEDERLANDER.COM  with your school's name, production, production dates, and a contact and someone from our team will connect with you!

2024 PARTICIPATING PRODUCTIONS

Agoura High School | LEGALLY BLONDE
Ambassador Christian School | ANASTASIA
AMPA @ Hamilton High School | THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
ArTES Magnet High School | CHICAGO
Canyon High School | WEST SIDE STORY
Chadwick School | LEGALLY BLONDE
Chaminade College Preparatory High School | MARY POPPINS
Charter Oak High School | SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Covina High School | YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Culver City High School | CABARET
Diamond Bar High School | WONDERLAND
Glendora High School | AMELIE
Grace Bretheren School | GODSPELL
Immaculate Heart High School | SOMETHING ROTTEN!
John Burroughs High School | SHREK THE MUSICAL
Long Beach Polytechnic High School  | SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts | LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Louisville High School | THE SECRET GARDEN
Marlborough School | MATILDA
Milken Community School | MAMMA MIA!
Notre Dame Academy | THE WIZARD OF OZ
Oak Park High School | SOMETHING ROTTEN!
Oakwood School | 9 TO 5
Palisades Charter High School | MEAN GIRLS
Palos Verdes High School | HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts | CABARET
Redondo Union High School | BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The Archer School for Girls | MEAN GIRLS
The Buckley School | LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
University High Charter | ELF: THE MUSICAL
Village Christian School | BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Wildwood School | URINETOWN
Windward School | THE PROM

NHSMTA | Qualifying Best Actor/Actress Roles 2024

CLICK HERE to view the qualifying roles for Best Actor and Best Actress nominations.

High School Participation Guide

In order to qualify for participation in the 2024 JERRY HERMAN AWARDS your school's production must be performed by APRIL 17, 2024

Adjudicator Application

Please CLICK HERE to sign up to be a volunteer adjudicator for the 2024 Jerry Herman Awards. Once you sign up, a member of our team will be contacting you with more information.

NHSMTA | The Jimmy Awards

CLICK HERE for information about the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (AKA: "The Jimmy Awards")

Contact Us

Please email JHAWARDS@NEDERLANDER.COM  with your school's name, production, production dates, and a contact and someone from our team will connect with you!