This will be Platt's second time hosting the awards ceremony, his first time being in 2017, the same year he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance in Dear Evan Hansen.
The Jimmy Awards competition will feature 86 high school students from 43 regional programs across America and highlight dynamic ensemble and solo performances. Over 1,700 high schools and 100,000 students are participating in the events leading to the Jimmys Awards ceremony, this year.
“Ben Platt is a tremendously talented performer who perfectly represents what Broadway is all about. He did an outstanding job when he first hosted the ceremony in 2017 and we are thrilled to have him return to the stage this year,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. “Seeing these young artists step onto a Broadway stage for the first time after a week of intense training is unforgettable. It’s an evening that stays with you long after the lights have dimmed, not only for the 86 nominees competing but for everyone who will be watching and cheering them on.”
Tickets for The Jimmy Awards are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting JimmyAwards.com or Ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $49 to $110. Premium seats are $350. Details about the live stream of the event will be announced soon.