By Haley DiFonzo
Broadway Dallas announced the 2023 nominees for the 12th Annual Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA). The awards ceremony will take place live at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Saturday, June 3.
The Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theatre Awards aim to inspire and honor excellence in high school musical theater, and to recognize the importance of musical theater and arts education within the North Texas community. This regional program culminates at the Music Hall with an awards ceremony, modeled after the Tony Awards, to recognize outstanding musical theater productions and students.
A total of 74 productions from 72 participating high schools were evaluated by a diverse group of highly qualified judges from the North Texas theater community. Awards will be presented in 13 categories, and scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduating seniors who are nominated by their teachers and selected by the Broadway Dallas scholarship panel. Through funds raised by private donations, Broadway Dallas HSMTA will award $60,000 in scholarships to continue to foster the great talent North Texas has to offer. To date, Broadway Dallas HSMTA College Scholarship program has awarded more than $450,000 in cash scholarships to deserving students.
The live ceremony will be hosted by North Texas native and Broadway veteran Major Attaway. Attaway is best known for making his Broadway Debut as Genie in Disney’s “Aladdin” in 2016. All nominees are listed at BroadwayDallas.org/HSMTA. Winners will be announced at the Broadway Dallas HSMTA ceremony on Saturday, June 3 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Tickets for the ceremony will go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. at BroadwayDallas.org.