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Josh Groban to host 2024 Jimmy Awards

The 15th annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards will take place at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre on June 24.

Josh Groban (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris)

Two-time Tony Award nominee Josh Groban will serve as host of the 2024 National High School Theatre Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards. Celebrating its 15th year, the previously announced ceremony will take place on June 24 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre. Presented by the Broadway League Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Broadway League, the Jimmy Awards honors and celebrates high-school level talent across the country.

Groban received Tony nominations for his turns in 2016’s “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” and the 2023 revival of “Sweeney Todd.” As a singer-songwriter, Groban has received four Grammy Award nominations. He received an additional Grammy nod as a principal vocalist on the “Sweeney Todd” cast album.

“I am excited to be the host for the 15th annual Jimmy Awards!,” Groban said in a statement. “The dedication and immense talent of these nominees are truly inspiring. Arts education holds a dear place in my heart, and its profound impact is clearly showcased through these young talents each year at the Jimmy Awards.”

“We are delighted that multi-platinum recording artist and two-time Tony Award nominee Josh Groban will host this year’s Jimmy Awards,” added Jason Laks, interim president of the Broadway League. “As both an accomplished artist and advocate for arts education in his own right, we are thrilled to have him join us in celebrating the achievements of, and giving inspiration to, high school musical theater students across the country, including the over 100 student nominees performing on stage that night.”

As previously announced, the 2024 Jimmy Awards will feature students from 51 regional awards programs across 27 states. Two students are selected from each program, which are hosted by a local performing arts center or organization. The participants spend a week and a half in New York City engaging in intensive training and rehearsal with Broadway professionals. The June 24 ceremony will honor a Best Performance by an Actor and a Best Performance by an Actress.

The 2024 Jimmy Awards will stream online for free via the Jimmy Awards’ Facebook and YouTube channel on June 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET.