2024 Applause Awards Ceremony

57 productions. 37 high schools. 1 incredible night.

A panel of 18 casting agents, show directors and industry professionals selected nearly 300 students from 37 high schools across ten counties to participate in this high-energy evening – featuring live performances by the winning casts in the Outstanding Musical category, character medleys by the winning Outstanding Lead Performers and much more!

Modeled after the Tony Awards®, the tenth annual Applause Awards Ceremony will be directed by Broadway veteran Ray Roderick and hosted by Broadway star and Central Florida native Michael James Scott, alongside former Applause Awards winners Samantha Nelson and Jackson Chase.

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be given to college-bound seniors. Two overall winners will advance to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, known as The Jimmy Awards®, for an opportunity of a lifetime to represent Orlando while competing among the next generation of Broadway stars in New York City this summer.

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
June 1, 2024
Price:
From $25
Time:
7 p.m.

57 productions. 37 high schools. 1 incredible night.

A panel of 18 casting agents, show directors and industry professionals selected nearly 300 students from 37 high schools across ten counties to participate in this high-energy evening – featuring live performances by the winning casts in the Outstanding Musical category, character medleys by the winning Outstanding Lead Performers and much more!

Modeled after the Tony Awards®, the tenth annual Applause Awards Ceremony will be directed by Broadway veteran Ray Roderick and hosted by Broadway star and Central Florida native Michael James Scott, alongside former Applause Awards winners Samantha Nelson and Jackson Chase.

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be given to college-bound seniors. Two overall winners will advance to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, known as The Jimmy Awards®, for an opportunity of a lifetime to represent Orlando while competing among the next generation of Broadway stars in New York City this summer.