Billy & Judi chat with Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards® Teens Anna Wright & Gage Williams!
Check out the interview then check out Anna's performance in the videos below! Support local talent! Thanks to Megan Ketcherside, Publicity Manager of the Fabulous Fox for the content and setting up the interview! We are SO PROUD of these two!
Check out Anna's amazing performance below!
St. Louis has talent and was showcased this year by St. Louis’ own Anna Wright and Gage Williams as they competed in the Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards® on Monday, June 26 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. The Jimmy Awards® are presented by The Broadway League Foundation and the Pittsburgh CLO. With 96 nominees from 48 regional awards programs, the evening was hosted by stage and screen star Corbin Bleu.
Longtime Muny Teen and 2023 Liberty High School graduate, Anna Wright, was named a Jimmy finalist and performed her solo “I Cain’t Say No” from Oklahoma!. “I’ve been watching the Jimmy Awards® every year since middle school— it always seemed so magical and out of reach,” said finalist Anna Wright. “This year I was able to confirm the magic as it was right in front of me. My biggest take away from the week must be getting to experience my peer’s own unique artistry that makes them who they are. I could not be more thankful for the support of young artists from my incredible mentors.
About The St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards
The St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards (SLHSMTA) are produced by The Fabulous Fox, The Muny and The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation. This program is designed to celebrate outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre. Participating schools have their productions evaluated by a panel of theatre professionals. The year-long adjudication process culminates in an awards ceremony modeled on the Tony Awards©. The winners of the Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Actor categories travel to New York (all expenses paid) to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Jimmy Awards©) program and to participate in a week-long professional development experience
About The Jimmy Awards® / National High School Musical Theatre Awards®
The Jimmy Awards®/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®) program impacts more than 100,000 students who participate in high school musical theatre competitions sponsored by presenters of Touring Broadway productions throughout the United States. Presented by the Broadway League Foundation, the program sends a Best Actress and Best Actor winner from each of these competitions to New York for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only talent showcase on Broadway. Named for Broadway impresario James M. Nederlander, the program has been the catalyst for more than $2,000,000 in educational scholarships. The fourteenth annual Jimmy Awards® will take place on Monday, June 26, 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. Coaching and rehearsals for this one-of-a-kind event will be held Monday, June 19, 2023 through Monday, June 26, 2023 in New York City. For more information, please visit www.JimmyAwards.com.