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    The 2023 Jimmy Awards® took place on Monday, June 26 at 7:30pm live at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

    Langston Lee

    Austin, TX
    The 2023 Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor was presented to Langston Lee representing Heller Awards for Young Artists.

    Lauren A. Marchand

    New York, NY
    The 2023 Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress was presented to Lauren A. Marchand representing The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance.

    Meet the 2023 Jimmy Awards nominees.

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    Corbin Bleu hosted the 2023 Jimmy Awards ceremony which included 96 participants making their debut on a Broadway stage. The winners were selected by a panel of judges and were each presented with a check for $25,000 to further their education.

    In addition, six finalists each received a $3,000 scholarship toward their future education:

    • Samia Posadas, The Monte Awards (Tucson, AZ)
    • Omar Andre Real, The Lucie Arnaz Awards (Palm Springs, CA)
    • Corbin Drew Ross, Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theatre Awards (Dallas, TX)
    • Maya Sharma, Kravis Center Dream Awards (West Palm Beach, FL)
    • Christian Strong, CAPA Marquee Awards (Columbus, OH)
    • Anna Wright, St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards (St. Louis, MO)

    Additional awards winners each received a $2,000 scholarship:

    • Best Dancer, presented by MJ The Musical for excellence in dance and movement: Sophi Keller, Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards (Logan, UT)
    • Rising Star, presented by The John Gore Organization, for impressive advancement during the Jimmy Awards program: Gage Williams, St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards (St. Louis, MO)
    • Best Performance in an Ensemble, presented by The Shubert Organization, for outstanding collaboration during the Jimmy Awards program: Samantha A. Nelson, Applause Awards (Orlando, FL)
    • Spirit of the Jimmys, presented by Thomas Schumacher & Disney Theatrical Group, for embodying the spirit of this musical theatre celebration: Omar Andre Real, The Lucie Arnaz Awards (Palm Springs, CA)

    Semifinalist Scholarships, co-presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment :

    • Croix Baker, Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (Des Moines, IA)
    • Steven Dao, Nebraska High School Theater Academy (Omaha, NE)
    • Jackson Manning, Philadelphia Independence Awards (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Carly Mikula, The Jerry Awards (Madison, WI)
    • Mia Nelson, Spotlight Education (Minneapolis, MN)
    • Annie Sardouk, Broadway Star of the Future (Tampa, FL)
    • Ayden Weinstein, The Kenny Awards (Buffalo, NY)
    • Makenzie Woolridge, Tommy Tune Awards (Houston, TX)

    2023 Inspiring Teacher Award Winner

    The Inspiring Teacher Awards, presented by Wells Fargo, was presented to Vanessa Lock Gelinas of Oakton High School (Vienna, Virginia) for her role in providing valuable guidance and encouragement for her student who excelled during last year’s Jimmy Awards.

    Student Reporters

    The 2023 Jimmy Awards welcomed two student reporters: “JD” Jonathan Gregory Davis from Broadway Star of the Future in Tampa, FL and Katie Koslow from The Stephen Sondheim Awards in New Haven, CT. These aspiring journalists were selected following a nationwide submissions process and covered The Jimmy Awards on social media from The Minskoff Theatre on June 26th, providing fans an inside look at the final preparations for the evening performance.