Tim G. ‘23 nominated as IHSMTA Best Performer in an Actor Role
Tim played Ren in SFHS’ spring musical, Footloose. The award is granted by the 2023 Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards.
We are delighted to announce that Tim G. ‘23 was nominated as Best Performer in an Actor Role for his depiction of “Ren” in our spring musical, Footloose, for the 2023 Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA). Congratulations, Tim!
In its 12th year, IHSMTA celebrates excellence in high school theatre throughout the State of Illinois and is the regional program that feeds into the National High School Musical Theatre Awards also known as The Jimmy Awards®.
The 24 high school student-nominees, selected from over 200 student applicants from 71 participating schools across the state of Illinois, have been invited to participate in the Awards Program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place on Monday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Program Sponsor NBC 5’s entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter.
During the ceremony, the nominees will perform two musical numbers from Disney’s Aladdin, which will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre from May 17-28. The students are taught the musical numbers by a show representative and given the experience to work with a Broadway professional on a Broadway stage.
Additionally, an Aladdin representative sits on the panel of judges made up of industry professionals in the city of Chicago to adjudicate and select the top six finalists and eventual Best Performer in an Actor and Best Performer in an Actress Role.
From the 24 nominees, two Illinois award recipients (one Best Performer in an Actor Role, one Best Performer in an Actress Role) will go on an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to represent the State of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards® and participate in a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase on Broadway, where a panel of judges crowns the nation’s top performers.
The IHSMTA have proven to be a stepping stone for young performers, with several appearing in Broadway productions. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.