The 2020 Jimmy Awards, which was scheduled to take place June 29, have been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19, the Broadway League said Friday.
The annual awards show invites high school students from across the country to perform and compete on a Broadway stage. The League said the decision was made “out of respect for the health and safety” of its attendees.
“We are heartbroken that so many of the 143,000 students who participate in high school musicals across the country will not have an opportunity to show off their hard work, and that 92 nominees won’t be able to realize their Broadway dreams this year by performing live on a Broadway stage at the Jimmy Awards in New York City,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said in a press release. “Our priority is the health and safety of all. We look forward to next year when we can welcome nominees and fans back to the Big Apple and continue to celebrate the future of Broadway together at the 2021 Jimmy Awards.”