Jerry Awards

Overture Center’s Jerry Awards

The Grand is thrilled to collaborate with the Overture Center to bring the Jerry Awards to North Central Wisconsin. The Jerry Awards, one of Wisconsin’s High School Musical Awards Programs, encourages, recognizes, and honors excellence in high school musical theater. The program began in 2009 school year as the Tommy Awards, and was renamed The Jerry Awards after philanthropist and arts supporter W. Jerome Frautschi in 2018. Educators and industry professionals review productions at more than 85 high schools in 30 counties around the state providing valuable feedback. The program elevates the importance of musical theater within high schools.

Each year, school and student achievements are honored and featured in an awards show held at Overture Center in Madison in June, and two outstanding performers advance to The National High School Musical Theater Awards competition in New York City.

Students at participating high schools can participate in the Jerry Performance Ensemble, become a Student Critic and attend workshops with Broadway tour performers. Check out the Student Participation Guide for more information.

2019-20 Jerry Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the 2020 Jerry Award nominees and recipients in the North Central Region and across the state! View the full list of recipients here: 2020 Jerry Award Recipients

2020 Jerry Awards Show

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Jerry Awards Show will be done virtually this year. Join us on the Jerry Awards Facebook Page (and The Grand's Facebook Page) on Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 PM.  The virtual awards show will include performances, group numbers, and shout outs. Performance Award recipients should visit for information on how to submit their recordings and for music.


For more information on the Jerry Awards, contact Katy Lang at the Grand Theater by email or by phone at 715-842-0988. To learn more about the Central Wisconsin Jerry Ensemble click here.

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