Judges and Coaches reflect on the importance of theater education at the Jimmy Awards

The 2022 Jimmy Awards (Photo by Caitlin Hornik)

The importance of theater education and supporting the arts at every level was front and center at Monday night’s Jimmy Awards.

The coaches and judges who worked with and evaluated students throughout the week were eager with excitement at the culminating awards ceremony, with many stopping to chat with Broadway News before the performances began.

The judges responsible for evaluating the live performances during Monday night’s ceremony included Montego Glover, Alecia Parker, Tara Rubin and Bernie Telsey.

An additional panel of judges evaluated the nominees ahead of the actual ceremony. Those judges include Kristian Charbonier, Stephanie Klapper, Kevin Metzger-Timson, Dale Mott and Seth Sklar-Heyn.

To prepare for their performances, students had the opportunity to work with industry coaches, including Desi Oakley, Max Chernin, Howard McGillin, Janet Dacal,…

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