The Winners Have Been Chosen!

The eighth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards took place on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, hosted by Zachary Levi.

Sixty-two high school students from across America competed for the Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. The talent showcase featured dynamic ensemble and solo performances. The program included a ten-day professional training intensive in New York City from Sunday, June 19 through Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Click here for the 2016 Winners.

The San Diego Ben Vereen Awards Champions, Cameron Chang of Canyon Crest Academy and Jazley Genovese of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts proudly represented our region at Camp Broadway and at the on stage competition event. They made their Broadway debut at the Minskoff Theatre in a star-studded program. They were both selected for the Medley Group which gave them greater stage time and an opportunity to perform in costume in a medley of nominated songs and characters.

Special congratulations are in order for Cameron who made it all the way to the NHSMTA Top 8 finalists earning him a $2,500 scholarship! Thank you Cameron and Jazley for all of your hard work and for sharing your talents with San Diego and the world! Best of luck to you both as you move on to pursue your educations and your careers!

2016 Ben Vereen Awards Best Actor Winner

Cameron Chang
Canyon Crest Academy

2016 Ben Vereen Awards Best Actress Winner

Jazley Genovese
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

2016 Ben Vereen Awards Best Musical Winner

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts