The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance is presented by Disney Theatrical Group (The Broadway League member) and the Broadway Education Alliance (Roger Rees Awards fiscal sponsor) in association with Camp Broadway LLC who serves as the program administrator and showcase producer.
It is currently the only student award in the New York metro area that recognizes distinction in student performance and outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre programs. The program is funded through donations from industry professionals, foundations, licensing companies and other individuals or companies who are committed to supporting performing arts programs in area schools.
The Roger Rees Awards (RRA) is the Greater New York Regional Award program of The Broadway League Foundation’s, The Jimmy® Awards, aka The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®).
As response to COVID-19 has closed schools nationwide, the 2020 Jimmy Awards and all other supporting regional programs have been canceled. HOWEVER, with your support, the Broadway Education Alliance seeks to create a virtual awards program allowing high school students from across the Greater New York area to celebate their hard work in high school musicals earlier this year by showcasing their talents online from home. competing for the 2020 Roger Rees Awards. BEA will also be running other award programs under the broader Greater New York Theater Honors program, including the “You Will Be Found” College Essay Writing Challenge