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The CAPA Marquee Awards Presented by AEP Foundation

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is committed to celebrating, supporting, and advocating for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio. 

Click here to view the CAPA Marquee Awards Website.

Through CAPA’s standing as a member of the Broadway League, Columbus is an official Regional Awards Program of The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®. CAPA sponsors the prestigious national program for high school musical theatre students through its own newly created, local awards program—the CAPA Marquee Awards.

To be considered for participation in the CAPA Marquee Awards Presented by AEP Foundation, schools must submit an online application, and present a full-length musical from a list of Jimmy® Awards-approved productions between October 15, 2020 - April 18, 2021. Schools accepted into the program will be eligible for awards in the following categories:

Best Musical Production
Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Direction
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Outstanding Student Orchestra
Outstanding Technical Execution
Outstanding Student Designer

Backstage Excellence Award

Three adjudicators from the CAPA Marquee Awards program attend a performance of each participating school’s qualifying musical theatre production to evaluate nominated students/productions and provide valuable written feedback to the production’s cast, crew, and creative team. 

On June 3, the 2021 CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation were held virtually. Winners of each category were announced, and the event included performances from the nominees for Best Musical Production, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Actress in a Leading Role, as well as opening and closing numbers that incorporated nominated students from 16 participating high schools.

Winners Nick Sanchez-Zarkos and Dallys Edwards were named Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role and are the official Jimmy® Award nominees for “Jimmys Week,” a 12-day professional training intensive with theatre professionals and industry experts. On July 15, they will compete on the national level for the 2021 Jimmy Awards® for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress.

View all of the 2021 Winners

Learn more about the CAPA Marquee Educational Opportunities

CAPA would like to recognize the following sponsors for the 2021 Marquee program – AEP Foundation, Danbert, Inc., White Castle, Johnson Investment Counsel, Denison University, The DiMarco Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation, The Pam and Jack Beeler Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation, the Owens Family, Mary Beth and Luke McCormick, and the Falcone Family.

If you would like to learn more about sponsorship of this program please reach out to Barbara Markus at [email protected] or 614-719-6702.



CAPA Marquee Awards Website