NEW FOR 2021:

The 2021 Virtual Broadway San Diego Awards are back this year with a special program in an effort to celebrate students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Broadway San Diego Awards are the San Diego chapter of the Jimmy Awards® (National High School Musical Theatre Awards®), both of which are creating virtual programs.

Nominated students will be sent an online form and asked to submit the following to serve as their audition:

  • Name
  • Email
  • High School
  • Color Headshot – high-res JPG file.
    • Please name your headshot file as “Nominee Last Name_Nominee First Name_Headshot” (ex: Reiner_Rachel _Headshot).
  • Show and role for audition piece #1
    • This song must be from a qualifying ROLE from The Jimmy Awards® list here (subject to change)
  • Show and song for audition piece #2
    • The second is a qualifying SONG from The Jimmy Awards® list here (subject to change).
  • Bio (no more than 50 words)
  • Resume (using the approved Jimmy Awards template found here).



  • February 26 – Last Day for Students to Accept Nominations
  • March 19 – Last Day for Students to Submit Auditions
  • May 20 – Virtual Broadway San Diego Awards Competition
  • June 20-July 1 – Virtual Jimmy Awards Week
  • July 15 – Virtual Jimmy Awards Ceremony



The Broadway San Diego Awards are sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union® and are a High School Musical Theatre competition in which 2 winners go on to compete at The Jimmy Awards® in New York.

Finalists from participating schools will be nominated as Best Actor/Best Actress candidates for their portrayal of leading roles in their high school’s musical theatre production. We will begin the evening with 10 Male and 10 Female Nominees. By the end of the evening, 1 Male Champion and 1 Female Champion will be selected to represent the Broadway San Diego Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA), also known as the Jimmy Awards®, in New York in June. The San Diego winners will join dozens of other finalists from regional competitions across the country for a week long experience called Camp Broadway, which includes rehearsals, workshops, lectures and field trips, designed to prepare the students for The Jimmy Awards®, which are presented on Broadway at a Nederlander theatre.