Ben Platt to host the 2017 Jimmy Awards

3/28/2017 4:16pm

High School Musical Theatre Awards/Jimmy Awards have announced that star Ben Platt will host the ninth annual awards ceremony on Mon June 26 at 7:30 PM at the Minskoff (200 West 45th St.) 74 high school students from 37 regional programs across America will compete for the Jimmy for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the ninth annual presentation. The talent showcase will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances. 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. NHSMTA nominees will prepare for their debut on a Broadway stage during a ten-day professional training intensive with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio with Broadway faculty members plus other theatre professionals. Winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting jimmyawards.com. Press contact: Elisa Shevitz (212/703-0225)...