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Jimmy Awards announces coaches and judges for 2024 ceremony

The Jimmys will be held at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre on June 24.

A scene from the 2023 Jimmy Awards ceremony (Credit: Tricia Baron)

The Broadway League Foundation has announced the team of theater professionals who will serve as coaches and judges during the 15th annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards (better known as the Jimmy Awards). Several Broadway performers will also make special guest appearances as presenters throughout the evening. Josh Groban will host the previously announced ceremony, set for June 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The 2024 Jimmys will also stream online for free via the Jimmy Awards’ Facebook and YouTube channels.

The 15th annual Jimmy Awards’ coaches include English Bernhardt, Janet Dacal, Colin Hanlon, MaryAnn Hu, Leonard Joseph, Adam Kantor, Telly Leung, Adam J. Levy, Desi Oakley, Eliséo Román, Steven Telsey and EJ Zimmerman.

The panel of judges will include Montego Glover, Kenny Leon, Joe Machota, Marc Platt, T. Oliver Reid, Tara Rubin, Nick Scandalios, Bernard Telsey and Lia Vollack. This year, special guest judges will include James Monroe Iglehart, Alan Menken and Thomas Schumacher. Preliminary judges who evaluated and cast the nominees in the character and feature groups included Gabriel Barre, Kristian Charbonier, Stephanie Klapper, Sammy Lopez, Kevin Metzger-Timson and Dale Mott.

Throughout the evening, Victoria Clark, Justin Cooley, Andrew Barth Feldman and Ayana Jackson will be special guest presenters introducing various awards, musical numbers and tributes. 

The Jimmy Awards is a coast-to-coast celebration of outstanding student achievement, recognizing individual talent in vocal, dance and acting performance.