On June 25, the stars of the upcoming revival of Jekyll & Hyde, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and Grammy Award Nominee Deborah Cox (Aida), hosted the 4th annual National High School Musical Theater Awards at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. The show featured 60 of America's most talented young musical theater performers vying for the "Jimmy Award" for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor. This year, Elizabeth Romero, Joshua Grosso were crowned the night's big winners. Each received $10,000 scholarship awards for their efforts. Runners up, who each recieved $2,500 in scholarships, were Evan Greenberg, Drew Shafranek, Nicolette Burton, and Erica Durham.
BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow popped by the event and wandered onto the red carpet where he ran into Maroulis, Cox, Frank Wildhorn. Click below to get his scoop on the event and the latest on the Jekyll & Hyde revival straight from the horses' mouths. Keep watching...he made it inside the Minskoff too!
The event is a celebration of outstanding student achievement in vocal, dance and acting. Students performed songs from the role that earned them top honors at their regional high school musical theater awards competitions.
Winners of the Jimmy Awards were chosen by a panel of industry experts including Scott Ellis (Roundabout Theatre Company); Kent Gash (New Studio on Broadway, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama); Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover (Memphis); Rachel Hoffman (Telsey + Company); Alecia Parker (NAMCO); Nick Scandalios (Nederlander Organization) and Bernie Telsey (Telsey + Company and MCC Theater).
The 4th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards will be the subject of the upcoming PBS documentary, "BROADWAY OR BUST," premiering in September.
For more information on the National High School Musical Theater Awards, visit www.nhsmta.com.