The St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards (SLHSMTA) is an annual celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre in the Saint Louis region.
Produced by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fabulous Fox, participating high schools’ musical productions are evaluated throughout the school year by a panel of theatre professionals. The year-long adjudication process culminates in an awards ceremony modeled on the Tony Awards©.
The Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Actor winners are sent to New York City for a week-long theatre intensive that includes coaching sessions, training, and rehearsals led by some of Broadway’s most accomplished professionals. The week culminates at the Jimmy Awards© in a one-night-only talent showcase performed live on a Broadway stage where finalists are selected and judges crown the nation’s top two high school performers.
SLHSMTA is a regional chapter of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA), also known as the Jimmy Awards©. NHSMTA impacts more than 100,000 students annually who participate in 48 regional high school musical theatre competitions sponsored by presenters of touring Broadway productions throughout the United States.