High School Information
Ben Vereen Awards – National High School Musical Theatre Awards
The National High School Musical Awards is a national celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theatre that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and actng performance. NHSMTA impacts more than 50,000 students annually who participate in high school musical theatre competitions in their own region throughout the U.S. A Best Actor and best Actress from each competition is sent to New York for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for their Broadway stage debut at the Jimmy Awards show where an esteemed panel of judges crowns the nations top performers.
Tucson high schools can compete in this competition by entering the Southern Arizona Ben Vereen Awards. Organized by Broadway in Tucson and Arts Express, jurors (professional arts educators and theatre artists) will review each participating high school musical. A selection of finalists will be selected to participate in the regional competition to be held in Tucson in early May (see schedule below). The winners of the Ben Vereen Awards will go on to compete in New York. All candidate’s expenses for the local and national competition are paid.
To secure a place in the competition, the Teacher/Director must register below and pay the required $40 application fee.