Best Actress and Best Actor

The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance musical theatre intensive will be held at the Professional Performing Arts School ( on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Fifty (50) high school students from across the Greater New York area will take part in group rehearsal and individual coaching with teams of master teachers and musical directors who will select the Roger Rees Awards finalists. All students will also participate in the Roger Rees Awards Showcase on Sunday, May 19 at 3:30pm when a panel of Broadway professionals will select the Best Actor and Best Actress—who will represent the region at the Jimmy Awards in June 2019.

Up and Comer (Male) and Up and Comer (Female)

The Roger Rees Awards judges will also select two additional students who will receive the designation of Up and Comer. In the event the Best Actor or Best Actress cannot attend The Jimmy’s week-long program, the corresponding winner will step into this position.