Bobby G and Jimmy Awards

The Bobby G Awards are named for the late Robert Garner, Broadway pioneer and founder of what later became Denver Center Attractions, the Broadway division of The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Inspired by similar programs around the country, The Bobby G Awards, a regional program intended to feed into The Jimmy Awards, is designed to meet the guidelines set by the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program (NHSMTA), aka The Jimmy Awards.

2018 Bobby G Awards – In the Heights

  • Outstanding Overall Production of Musical (Won)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Coco Justino
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Vanesa Gomez (won)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Brandon Becker, Mara Osterberg
  • Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction: Dave Hammond, Rob Styron, Gretta Hambrook, Ray Hootman
  • Outstanding Achievement in Direction: Brandon Becker, Aleksandra Goldberg, Nora Landy (Won)

2017 Bobby G Awards – The Producers

  • Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra: Dave Hammond
  • Outstanding Special Achievement Award- Scenic Design: Danielle Waldman (Won)

2016 Bobby G Awards – Spring Awakening

This production received the following nominations for the Bobby G Awards from the Denver Center of Performing Arts:

  • Outstanding Overall Production of Musical
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Michael Kosko
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Jimmy Bruenger
  • Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design: Mary V Benoit & Lara Kirksey
  • Outstanding Achievement in Hair and Makeup: Owen Nuss & Skylar Arterburn
  • Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra: Ryan Durfee
  • Outstanding Achievement in Direction: Shawn Hann

 

2015 Bobby G Awards – Hairspray

  • Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction: Brian Stinar (Won)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra: Dave Hammond (Won)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Sarah Doerner Velma Von Tussle

2013 Bobby G Awards – Avenue Q

  • Michael Board  – Outstanding Performance by an Actor in  Supporting Role
    Avenue Q, Trekkie Monster
  • Nicole Seefried – Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
    Avenue Q, Kate Monster

2013 Jimmy Awards

  • Nicole Seefried – Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
    Avenue Q, Kate Monster

Additional Information

As the Colorado members of The Broadway League, Denver Center Attractions announces The Bobby G Awards – a regional awards program intended to feed into The Jimmy Awards encouraging and rewarding outstanding achievements in the production of high school musical theatre. Public and private high schools in the seven county Denver metro may apply for this regional program. For more information visit BobbyGAwards.org.

“Bob brought Broadway to Denver and this is just the kind of program he would have encouraged. We are thrilled to honor his name and encourage the next generation of Broadway stars,” says Randy Weeks, Executive Director and President of Denver Center Attractions.

The Jimmy Awards, established by the Pittsburgh CLO and Nederlander Alliances LLC, is a national celebration of outstanding student achievement recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance. The program aims to create a pathway connecting promising young performers to the professional theater industry. The program is the year-end culmination of awards programs across the country presented by dozens of professional theater organizations. Finalists in New York were named Best Actress or Best Actor at a regional competition, representing approximately 1,000 schools. While in New York City, participants experience five days of private coaching, master classes and rehearsals with theater professionals. Their week’s journey concludes with a panel of industry experts selecting exceptional students for The Jimmy award for Best Performance by an Actress and Actor. Students receive opportunities for merit scholarships, professional advancement and other prizes.

Read more about the Bobby G Awards.