We're proud to participate in the Broadway League's National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards. This year, two outstanding NHSTA student performers will be nominated to join top students from across the country for a week of private coaching with Broadway Artists and Industry Professionals in preparation for the Jimmy Awards performance on July 15, 2021.  This year's Jimmy Awards will be a fully digital experience. National nominees are determined through an application and video audition process. 


Learn more at jimmyawards.com.


This year, between 10 and 14 students will be chosen as National Finalists and will be invited to perform at the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Showcase on Monday, June 7, 2021.  From the group of National Finalists, two top students will be selected as National Nominees and will go on to represent the state at the Jimmy Awards.


This year, any NHSTA student in grades 9-12 is eligible to apply.



Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Eligible students should submit an online application by Friday, April 9, 2021. To complete the application, please be prepared to submit the following items:

  • One-page resume
  • Headshot photo
  • Audition video: Perform a solo (32-bar cut) from any musical.
  • Music: Attach the piano/vocal score for the full song (not just the 32-bar cut) featured in your audition video


Click Here to Apply

Contact Taylor Wyatt, Education Coordinator, at twyatt@o-pa.org or 402-661-8559.