Connecticut’s Regional Award Program in association with the Jimmy® Awards / National High School Musical Theatre Awards™

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Where: Shubert Theater of New Haven
When: Monday, June 1, 2020

Final Performance Deadline: May 11
Nominations Announced: May 18
Black-Tie Gala: June 1

$450 (Before 12/2/19)
$600 (Before 1/17/20)
No Refunds

Any Connecticut public, private, parochial or charter school producing a published, licensed musical may participate.

“To celebrate outstanding achievement in high school musical theater and cultivate the next generation of artists.”

How It Works

The Stephen Sondheim Awards is a bold, fresh program which intends to shed light on excellent student achievement in musical theater. Productions will be adjudicated throughout the 2019-2020 year and subsequently nominated for awards in a variety of categories. Nominees in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories will participate in a four-day intensive at Broadway Method Academy leading up to the Monday evening black-tie gala. Those nominees will subsequently be adjudicated by Broadway performers and industry guests on their talent and work ethic throughout their time at the intensive. The black-tie gala will feature the work of those nominees, similarly to The Jimmy Awards ceremony in New York City. Nominees for Best Musical will also have the opportunity to perform. Our goal is to make this evening a celebration for the students and their achievements.


  • September 23

    Registration Begins via BMA website

  • December 2

    Early Registration Deadline ($450)

  • January 17

    Final Deadline Registration ($600)

  • May 11

    Final Performance Deadline

  • May 18

    Nominations Announced via Facebook Live

  • June 1

    Black-Tie Gala (Location TBD)

Eligible Awards

Best Actor

Will Advance to The Jimmy Awards

Best Actress

Will Advance to The Jimmy Awards

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Director

Best Choreographer

Best Musical

Best Costume Design

Only eligible with a student designer or assistant designer

Best Lighting Design

Only eligible with a student designer or assistant designer

Best Scenic Design

Only eligible with a student designer or assistant designer

(Student designers MUST submit a portfolio to be eligible for an award)

Online Application

  • $0.00

  • Checks Payable to
    Broadway Method Academy
    1935 Black Rock Turnpike
    Fairfield, CT 06825.