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    Thank you for your interest in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®). You can contact our Communications team for NHSMTA Press inquiries.

    1. All participating Regional Awards Program (RAP) press releases mentioning The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® , NHSMTA®, or The Jimmy Awards® must be approved in writing before they are released to the media. Press releases may be emailed to [email protected]. If the matter is urgent, please call 212-703-0215.

    2. Jason Laks is The Broadway League Foundation's official spokesperson. Requests for interviews and/or comments from Mr. Laks may be directed to our Communications team or by calling 212-764-1122.

    3. The following program descriptions have been created to provide background information for members of the media. These documents are also available for use in their entirety by our participating awards programs on their websites and in their press materials.  Any alterations to these descriptions must first be approved by NHSMTA. Additional information about the National High School Musical Theatre Awards is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    NHSMTA Short Program Description
    NHSMTA Long Program Description

    • PDFs of these documents may be shared with members of your local media.
    • Any alterations to these descriptions to include references to regional programs must be approved by NHSMTA. Please email any edited documents to [email protected].
    • FAQs can be found here.

    4. NHSMTA scholarships and awards are subject to change each year. RAP press materials and general commentary should not include any speculation about possible awards based on those presented in previous years. A generic statement about NHSMTA award offerings is available here. Once awards and scholarships are finalized for the current year, information will be posted on this website and sent directly to each participating awards program.