Local students among nominees for 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards

Broadway San Diego recently announced the top 20 nominees for Best Actress and Best Actor, and the top three nominees for Best Musical Production for the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union and taking place on Sunday, May 27 at the Balboa Theatre.

This is the 5th annual San Diego high school musical theatre competition, in which the winning Best Actor and Best Actress performers each receive $1,000 and will be flown to New York on an all expenses paid week of intensive training before they compete in The Jimmy Awards, at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre (home of Disney’s The Lion King) on Monday, June 25, for the opportunity to win $10,000 towards a college scholarship.

Leading up to the Broadway San Diego Awards, the Top 20 nominees will take part in a week-long intensive rehearsal consisting of dance, vocal and acting workshops, as well as master classes with Broadway performers and theatre professionals.

The Jimmy Awards are a national celebration of outstanding student achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance and elevating the importance of theatre arts education in schools. The Jimmy Awards are presented by The Broadway League Foundation.

Locally, Cathedral Catholic High School (42nd Street) is among the top three nominees for Best Musical Production.

The local nominees who are among the top 10 Best Actor nominees are: Nicholas Garcia - Cathedral Catholic High School; Dashiell Gregory - San Dieguito Academy; Jonas McMullen - Canyon Crest Academy; and Rocco Polanco - La Costa Canyon High School.

The local nominees who are among the top 10 Best Actress nominees are: Avery Claire-Nugent - Canyon Crest Academy; Jenna Steinberg - San Dieguito Academy; Jenna Viana - Cathedral Catholic High School.

For more information and a full list of nominess visit:

As part of the Broadway San Diego Awards, SDCCU is now accepting nominations for the Best Local Theatre Teacher Award and will send the winning teacher to the 2018 Jimmy Awards in New York. Students, parents, family members and friends can nominate and vote, visit, select the “Best Local Theatre Teacher” tab. Once a teacher is nominated and approved, the voting begins. Voters can return to the page daily through May 18.