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Broadway’s Next Big Stars? Click to See 2014 Jimmy Award Winners Jonah Rawitz & Jai'Len Josey in Action

Broadway’s Next Big Stars? Click to See 2014 Jimmy Award Winners Jonah Rawitz & Jai'Len Josey in Action
Jonah Rawitz & Jai'Len Josey
Do Jonah Rawitz and Jai'Len Josey have what it takes to star on Broadway? You be the judge!

Scoring the lead in your high school play is a huge accomplishment—but winning the 2014 National High School Musical Theater “Jimmy” Awards is an entirely different galaxy. Insanely talented high schoolers Jai'Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz won top honors at the annual competition, held at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre in New York City on June 30. After a five-day theater boot camp, 56 finalists competed to win $10,000 scholarships, which were presented to Josey and Rawitz at the end of the ceremony. The Jimmy Awards can open some major doors for young performers—after being discovered at last year's competition, 18-year-old standout Eva Noblezada is now playing Kim in the West End revival of Miss Saigon! How did Josey and Rawitz stand out from the crowd? Click below to see videos of their award-winning high school performances and get a cheat sheet (complete with our dreamcasting ideas) on the two Broadway stars-to-be!



Jai'Len Josey
Grade: Sophomore
School: TriCities High School VPA Magnet Program
Hometown: East Point, GA
Role She Nailed: Effie in Dreamgirls
In 10 Years, She Should Play... Sarah in Ragtime
In 20 Years... Caroline in Caroline or Change



Jonah Rawitz
Grade: Sophomore
School: Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
Role He Nailed: Usnavi in In the Heights
In 10 Years, He Should Play... Prince Topher in Cinderella
In 20 Years... Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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