School entries and student nominations are now open for the

2023 Broadway San Diego Awards!


The 2023 competition features opportunities for aspiring musical theatre performers from all over San Diego County with two categories for high schools to enter:

The Jimmy Awards Category

For all high schools producing a full musical. Adjudicators will be sent to each production and score the students that are in the qualifying roles in approved musicals, in a full-length high school production ( – determined by the Jimmy Awards. Musicals will need to be adjudicated by April 30, 2023. If your musical is after this deadline, please email Carlos Martinez at The entry fee for this category is $250 per production. Scholarships are available.

The All-Star Chorus Category

For all high schools NOT producing a musical, up to 4 students can be nominated for the All-Star Chorus. Students will have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Broadway San Diego Awards. The auditions phase for this category will be virtual with video submissions, and this category is not eligible to be entered into The Jimmy Awards. There is no entry fee for this category.

The Broadway San Diego Awards are the San Diego chapter of the Jimmy Awards® (National High School Musical Theatre Awards®). In an effort to support the local arts community and aspiring musical theatre performers, The Broadway San Diego Awards have added the All-Star Chorus category for high schools that do not have a musical theatre program, or do not produce a full-length musical production. We encourage students, teachers and community leaders to share this opportunity with your schools.


  • April 30 – Last day for production Adjudications
  • April 29 – Callbacks
  • May 22-27– Tech/Rehearsal Week (tentatively)
  • May 28– Broadway San Diego Awards Competition
  • June 18-27 – Jimmy Awards Rehearsal Week
  • June 26 – Jimmy Awards Competition in New York


The Broadway San Diego Awards is a local high school musical theatre competition sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, that features two awards categories.

As the San Diego chapter of the Jimmy Awards® (National High School Musical Theatre Awards®), students that are cast in compliance with the Rules and Regulations of The Jimmy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, will be adjudicated in their high school production, and eligible to be nominated for The Jimmy Awards. The two finalists from the Jimmy Awards category at the Broadway San Diego Awards will join dozens of other finalists from regional competitions across the country for a weeklong experience called Camp Broadway, which includes rehearsals, workshops, lectures and field trips, designed to prepare the students for The Jimmy Awards®, which will be presented on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre on June 26, 2023.

The All-Star Chorus is a unique opportunity for high school performers to participate in the Broadway San Diego Awards with an opening and closing number on stage at The Balboa Theatre on May 28, 2023.