Andrew Barth Feldman, who won Best Performance by an Actor at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (known more commonly as the Jimmy Awards), performed Jason Robert Brown's “I Love Betsy” at the June 25 competition at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. Watch his take on the Honeymoon in Vegas tune in the video above.
Feldman won for his work as Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in New York, New York. Reneé Rapp took home Best Performance by an Actress, having played Sandra Bloom in Big Fish at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The remaining 78 finalists included Abigail Lehrer, Ahnaleisa Hodges, Alyssa McDonald, Amelia Beckham, Andrew Swetonic, Anna Ascheman, Annabelle Duffy, Aria Grace Critchley, Bella Campos, Bennett Chew, Betsy Miller, Brandon Sarti, Britta Rae Cowan, Casey Butler, Cassie Dixon, Christopher Palumbo, Cole Duffy, Cole Sisser, Cooper Cardone, Corinna Smith, Daniel Kohanbash, Danny Fapp, Darian Goulding, Elisha Horne, Elizah Knight, Emily Escobar, Emily Kuhn, Emily Mesa, Ethan Holtzman, Felicity Bryant, Garrett Morris, Garrett Ryan Hoy, Haley Reed, Halle Surgil, Hannah Kanter, J.R. Heckman, Jackson Grove, Jacob Nuti, Jake Isom, Jeremy VandenHout, Johanna Loughran, John Zamborsky, Joliana Davidson, Jonas McMullen, Kristen Brock, Laughton Berry, Lauryn Hurley, Liam Dean, Maggie Kuntz, Marisa Ines Moenho, Mark Mitrano, Max Pink, Miles Hull, Mya Ison, Nasir Butler, Natalie Doppelt, Natalie Leclair, Nathan Bonsall, Noah Aguilar, Noah Diggs, Noah Tobery, Paige Neumeyer, Parker Jennings, Reyna Grace Moran, Riley Thad Young, Sabrina Astle, Sam Aubuchon, Sevon Askew, Sierra Lancaster, Sierra Roberson, Skyler Sajewski, Sterling Jones, Teah Renzi, Tiyanna Gentry, Travis Vandenberg, Trey Caperton, Veronica Ballejos, and Zach Fogel.
The national competition was hosted by Tony winner Laura Benanti.