The stars of the upcoming revival of JEKYLL & HYDE, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and Grammy Award Nominee Deborah Cox (Aida), will host the 4th annual National High School Musical Theater Awards tonight, June 25th at 7:30pm at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (200 W 45th St). The show will feature 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. Winners will be awarded college scholarships and other prizes will be announced live.
The event is a celebration of outstanding student achievement in vocal, dance and acting. Students will perform songs from the role that earned them top honors at their regional high school musical theater awards competitions. The complete list of participating regional theaters is available at www.nhsmta.com.
Winners of the Jimmy Awards are 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.
Tickets to the performance tonight, June 25 at 7:30 pm, at the Minskoff Theatre, are available at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are as follows: $250 (Premium Orchestra), $130 (Orchestra Center A - S), $99 (Orchestra Sides A - L), $59 (Orchestra Sides O - V), $30 (All Sections Rows W - ZZZ). Group and student discounts are available at Nederlander Sales & Patron Services by calling 800–714-8452. Ticket purchases help to support The National High School Musical Theater Awards.
For more information on the National High School Musical Theater Awards, visit www.nhsmta.com.
Constantine Maroulis (Host) played the lead role in a three-year run in Broadway's Rock of Ages and received a Best Actor Tony nomination and a Drama League nomination for his performance. Constantine made his Broadway debut in the Tony-Nominated production of The Wedding Singer and played the title role in the hit production of Toxic Avenger at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas through this spring. Constantine was a finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. He played the role of Roger Davis in the national tour of RENT. Constantine co-starred in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He was a series regular on the CBS daytime drama The Bold and The Beautiful, which featured original songs from his debut album "Constantine," released on his own label, Sixth Place Records. Other television credits include Law & Order, The Tonight Show, America's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Conan, Ellen, Regis & Kelly, MTV and many more. In 2011, he was presented with both The Gabby Award and The Elios Award, which recognizes the excellence Greek Americans have achieved in various fields. Constantine will appear in the Warner Brothers feature film, Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise this spring. Constantine graduated from the Boston Conservatory and apprenticed at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. @ConstantineM