On The Red Carpet at the 15th annual Jimmy Awards

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Friday, June 21, 2024
OTRC at the Jimmy Awards
Entertainment reporter Joelle Garguilo takes you behind the scenes at the Jimmy Awards

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The most talented teens from across the country vie for top honors at The Jimmy Awards in New York City this month.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA), were established to elevate the importance of theatre arts education in schools and reward excellence in student performance.

The Broadway League Foundation recently announced the nominees who will take part in the 15th annual Jimmy Awards ceremony .

Eyewitness News entertainment reporter Joelle Garguillo hosts a preview and introduces you to some of the students in the special above, "On The Red Carpet at the Jimmy Awards National High School Musical Theater Awards."

The ceremony, hosted by Emmy, Tony and Grammy-nominated singer and actor Josh Groban, will feature performances by 102 student participants at the Minskoff Theatre on Monday, June 24.

They will compete for the Best Performance by an Actor and Actress as well as top honors and scholarships.

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The Jimmy Awards also congratulated the recipients of the 2024 Inspiring Teacher Award, which is given to teachers nominated by their students and chosen by a committee in recognition for their roles in guiding their students who excelled during the previous year's ceremony. This year's recipients were Jacqueline McLean of Le Roy Jr. Sr. High School in Rochester, New York, and Paul Fillingim of Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas.

The Jimmy Awards will also welcome two student reporters to New York City: Nicole Scimeca from Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards in Chicago, and Richard "Ricky" Ragazzo from the Tommy Tune Awards in Houston, Texas. The two are aspiring journalists who were selected following a nationwide submissions process and will cover The Jimmy Awards on social media.

The show will be streamed live on the Jimmy Awards website starting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24.

The Intermission Show hosted by Eyewitness News entertainment reporter Joelle Garguilo will be streamed on ABC 7 New York that night.

ABC7NY is a proud sponsor of the Jimmy Awards.


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