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BEST SCENIC DESIGN

California School for the Arts | Newsies

Long Beach Polytechnic HS | The Addams Family

Beverly Hills High School | Mamma Mia!

Village Christian School | The Music Man

Santa Susana HS | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences | Freaky Friday

University High School | Once on this Island

 

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Village Christian School | The Music Man

Monrovia High School | In The Heights

Santa Susana HS | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Chaminade College Prep HS | The Wizard of Oz

Windward School | Guys and Dolls

Milken Community | Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

de Toledo HS | 9 to 5

Chadwick School | Mamma Mia!

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

de Toledo HS | 9 to 5

Crescenta Valley HS | The Addams Family

Covina High School | Rent (School Edition)

Long Beach Polytechnic HS | The Addams Family

Santa Monica HS | Side Show

Immaculate Heart HS | Anything Goes

Providence HS | Newsies

St. Monica HS | How to Succeed in Business…

 

BEST ORCHESTRA

Hamilton High School | Hairspray

Calabasas HS | Chicago

John Burroughs HS | West Side Story

Crescenta Valley HS | The Addams Family

Redondo Union HS | Into the Woods

Oakwood School | Chicago

 

BEST ENSEMBLE OR CHORUS

L.A. County HS for the Arts | Once on this Island

Oakwood School | Chicago

Whitney HS | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Crescenta Valley HS | The Addams Family

Long Beach Polytechnic HS | The Addams Family

Chaminade College Prep HS | The Wizard of Oz

Santa Susana HS | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Archer School for Girls | 25th Annual…Spelling Bee

 

BEST MUSICAL STAGING & CHOREOGRAPHY

California School for the Arts | Newsies

L.A. County HS for the Arts | Once on this Island

Louisville HS | Curtains

Santa Susana HS | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences | Freaky Friday

Monrovia HS | In the Heights

 

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION

Oak Park HS | The Music Man

Village Christian School | The Music Man

Monrovia HS | In the Heights

Grace Brethren HS | You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences | Freaky Friday

Notre Dame Academy | Newsies

Santa Susana HS | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

 

BEST TECHNICAL CREW

Oak Park HS | The Music Man

New Roads School | Chicago

Chaminade College Prep HS | The Wizard of Oz

West Covina HS | Bright Star

Westmark HS | Grease

Village Christian School | The Music Man

Monrovia HS | In the Heights

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Whitney HS | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

TJ Vernon as Cogsworth

 

Long Beach Polytechnic HS | The Addams Family

Chase McPherson as Lurch

 

Chaminade College Prep HS | The Wizard of Oz

Mac Ballewag as Professor Marvel / Wizard

 

Redondo Union HS | Into the Woods

Thunder Bird as Mysterious Man

 

Monrovia HS | In the Heights

Kijana Blount as Sonny

 

Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences | Freaky Friday

Gannon Ripchik as Mike

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Village Christian School | The Music Man

Sabrina Del Rey as Amaryllis

 

Monrovia HS | In the Heights

Angie Bele-Portillo as Daniela

 

Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences | Freaky Friday

Lily Daugherty as Savannah

 

HArts Academy | The Drowsy Chaperone

Jasmine Moreno as Kitty

 

L.A. County HS for the Arts | Once on this Island

Adina Aaron as Asaka

 

Oak Park HS | The Music Man

Samantha Heller as Mrs. Paroo

 

Chaminade College Prep HS | The Wizard of Oz

Chloe Johnson as Aunt Em / Glinda

 

Providence HS | Newsies

Sabrina Williams as Race

 

 

“NO SMALL PARTS" AWARD                                              

Oakwood School | Chicago                          

Lola Bode as June                                     

 

HArts Academy | The Drowsy Chaperone        

Fernando Maldonado as Gangster #2       

 

de Toledo HS | 9 to 5                                

Sam Davidson as Dwayne                     

 

Long Beach Polytechnic HS | The Addams Family                 

Jovanni Pham as Featured Dancer                             

 

Wildwood HS | Les Miserables

Leo Kurland as Bishop

 

Monrovia HS | In the Heights

Mason Tyler as Piragua Guy

 

BEST PRODUCTION

New Roads School | Chicago

L.A. County HS for the Arts | Once on this Island

California School for the Arts | Newsies

John Burroughs HS | West Side Story

Monrovia HS | In the Heights

Oakwood School | Chicago

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR NOMINEES!

2019 Jerry Herman Awards Press Release - Fri, Apr 19, 2019

CLICK HERE to read the official nomination announcement press release for the 2019 JERRY HERMAN AWARDS.

What are The Jerry Herman Awards?

What are THE JERRY HERMAN AWARDS?

Each year, the Hollywood Pantages hosts the Jerry Herman High School Musical Theatre Awards with one goal: to constructively support local high school performing arts programs. Both public and private high schools from all over Los Angeles County submit productions for consideration across twelve performance and technical categories:

  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Costume Design
  • Orchestra
  • Ensemble/Chorus
  • Musical Staging/Choreography
  • Musical Direction
  • Technical Crew
  • Supporting Actor
  • Supporting Actress
  • "No Small Parts"
  • Best Production

The Hollywood Pantages sends volunteer adjudicators to all of the performances. In the spring, a team at the Pantages, determine the nominees using the adjudicators’ notes and a DVD of the production. 

To compete for the best actor and best actress categories, each participating school sends one male and one female lead to audition in front of a panel of industry judges. For two days leading up the award show, the best actor and actress nominees are narrowed down to three male and three female finalists. The six finalists perform a solo number on the night of the awards, with a trip to New York to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmys) awarded to the final male and female contestants.

High School Participation Guide

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Adjudicator Application

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NHSMTA | The Jimmy Awards

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Register Your School

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 JERRY HERMAN AWARDS IS NOW COMPLETE

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Submissions were due November 5, 2018

Contact The Jerry Herman Awards

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