High School Musical Stars Find A New York Stage

“[T]he recent rise to prominence of several actors recognized by regional theaters for their high school-era performances is lending regional theaters credibility” even as “television shows like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘American Idol’ have also directed attention to young people in the performing arts.” Into this milieu step the Jimmy Awards, named for producer James M. Nederlander and honoring high school musical theatre performers from across the country.