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UHSMTA

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS

2016 UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS |

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is proud to sponsor the Sixth Annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards in 2016, a musical theatre scholarship program that rewards excellence at the high school level. During the 2015-2016 school year, representatives from UFOMT will travel across the state to adjudicate high school productions. Nominated schools and artists will perform and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Spencer Fox Eccles Auditorium – Ogden High School. The winner of Best Actress and Best Actor will be sent to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Find out how to participate in the Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards | Click Here

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The National High School Musical Theatre Awards impacts more than 50,000 students annually who participate in high school musical theater competitions sponsored by top professional theatres throughout the US. A Best Actress and Best Actor winner from each of these competitions is sent to New York for a weeklong theater intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase at The Jimmy™ Awards on Broadway, where a panel of judges crowns the nation’s top performers. Since its inception in 2009, the program has been the catalyst for nearly $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships to be awarded to talented students at the national and local level–several of whom have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions. NHSMTA nominees will prepare for their Broadway debut during a week-long professional training intensive with NYU Tisch School of the Arts' New Studio on Broadway faculty members plus other theatre professionals. Winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts. In 2012, the program inspired preeminent broadcaster WGBH Boston to produce a 3-part documentary series called "Broadway or Bust," which follows students on a journey from their hometown competitions to their debut on Broadway. The series remains popular viewing at www.pbs.org.

The Jimmy™ Awards will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. For more information, please visit www.nhsmta.com.
 



WINNERS OF THE 2015 UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS |  (Click to expand/hide)

 


2015 UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS
FINALISTS | 
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2014 UHSMTA BEST ACTRESS WINNER RECOGNIZED BY BROADWAY.COM |

Broadway.com published an article on Sept. 9th highlighting "jaw-dropping performances" from high school musical productions as a Back-to-School special. According to the article, their tops picks were chosen "after hours of intense Googling, YouTube spirals and snack breaks."

And who was chosen for their "Please Come to Broadway Now" Award? Utahn, and Woods Cross High School alumni, Aitana Alapa! Miss Alapa was the Best Actress winner of the 2014 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards and represented our program at the Jimmy Awards in NYC last summer.

The video Broadway.com posted features Alapa singing the duet "Elaborate Lives" with 2014 UHSMTA Best Actor nominee Harrison Young as Radames in Woods Cross' production of Aida. Woods Cross High School also took home the Best Musical Award in 2014. Check out the video below!

BROADWAY.COM  |  Back-to-School Special! Five Astonishing Student Performances of West Side Story, Les Miz & More
 



MATTHEW RICHARDS PERFORMS AT THE 2014 JIMMY™ AWARDS |

Matthew Richards from Northridge High School was selected as the Best Male Actor winner at the 2014 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards for his portrayal of Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Richards was chosen as one of the three male finalists at The Jimmy™ Awards in New York City. Here is a video of him performing "She Cries" from Songs for a New World for the finals.


 



'UNBELIEVEABLE' THEATER EXPERIENCE FOR 2 UTAH STUDENTS |

Read about Aitana and Matt's amazing time in New York competing in the NHSMTA in this Deseret News article by Blair Howell | Click Here
 



HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2014 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS IN NYC |


 



BROADWAY OR BUST! |

This exciting new series chronicles the lives of America's top high school musical performers and their once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 2012 National High School Musical Theatre Awards, including Utah's Peter Lambert and Malia Morley!

For more information or to watch online | Click Here

Deseret News  |  TV preview: Two Utah students to be featured in PBS' 'Broadway or Bust' series

The Salt Lake Tribune  |  It’s 'Broadway or Bust' for pair of Utah teens
Television » Peter Lambert and Malia Morely are part of a cast of 60 youngsters performing on PBS documentary.
 

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(Click on the images below to see pictures from the 2014 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards. Photos by Ester Biggs / Intrigue Photography.)

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