We're proud to participate in the Broadway League's National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards. Each year, two outstanding student performers (one lead actor and one lead actress) are nominated to join top students from across the country for a week of private coaching with University faculty, master classes with Broadway professionals and rehearsals in preparation for a special performance. National nominees are determined through an audition process. 

This year, the Jimmy Awards will take place in New York City from Monday, June 20, 2022 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022.


Learn more at jimmyawards.com.


This year, up to 14 students will be chosen as National Finalists and will be invited to perform at the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Showcase on Sunday, June 5, 2022.  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. Throughout the rehearsal process, National Finalists will be required to stay in FREE housing at Creighton University.


For more information on policies, guidelines and more for selected National Finalists, check out the guide below.

2022 National Finalist Guide & Forms


Any student in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.

Eligible students should submit an online application by Friday, April 1, 2022. 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 a role and show on the 21-22 Qualifying Lead Roles and Shows list.
  • Music: Attach the piano/vocal score for the full song (not just the 32-bar cut) featured in the audition video.

Please note! Videos should showcase your audition abilities. Do NOT submit video from a fully staged or costumed production.




The Nationals Callback Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 9am-4pm at the Holland Performing Arts Center.


Contact Taylor Wyatt, Education Manager, at twyatt@o-pa.org or 402.661.8559.