The Kenny Awards have always had nominees in each category, but historically the program announced the nominees at the ceremony just moments before announcing the winners. In an effort to provide the students and the schools enough time to recognize the honor of being nominated and get excited about the honor, the Kenny Awards decided to hold a nominations announcement prior to the ceremony in 2014. The response was overwhelmingly positive and this year's nominations will mark the third annual Kenny Awards Nomination Announcement.
In September of 2015, the Kenny Awards was honored to be accepted into the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, aka the Jimmy Awards, named after James Nederlander. The Kenny Awards is one of over 30 regional awards programs nationally that will be participating in The Jimmy's this June.
The Jimmy program culminates in a ceremony similar to our Kenny Awards on Monday, June 27 at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. This means everyone will be making their Broadway debut whether they win "The Jimmy" or not.