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Welcome to the Metropolitan High School Theater Awards honoring
excellence in high school musical theater!
We are excited to announce that the Metro Awards are returning in 2023!

After a short hiatus, we are so grateful to once again provide this fun and educational opportunity to students of Bergen, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester counties. We have done our best to send this email out to all theatre educators in the aforementioned counties, but please feel free to share this email with anyone that we may have missed. 


This year's Metro Awards do come with some changes. Those changes are as follows:

  • A change in registration fee from $75 to $150 to accommodate judges. 

  • An easily accessible participation application via Google Forms. 

  • A new Metro Awards email account:

  • Two judges (instead of three) attending all productions in-person. Submission of a video of production which will be used to ensure equitability amongst nominations and award winners.

  • A new venue: The Tarrytown Music Hall! 

We are so excited for these changes, as we believe that will help maintain the spirit of the Metros, while also providing more opportunities for all participating schools. 


The 2023 Metro Awards application can be found here:

Applications are due February 1, 2023. If you need a few more days to complete the registration, please send us your production title and all performance dates as soon as possible so that we can start scheduling your judges.
You can pay the $150 application fee by:

  • check: made out to Helen Hayes Youth Theatre and mailed to PO Box 395 New City, New York 10956

  • Paypal: 

  • Zelle: 914-391-5870

  • Venmo: @nancy-rudes

The following are some important dates to keep in mind:

  • February 1, 2023: Application and Application Fee Due 

  • May 12, 2023: Technical Merit Nominations Due

  • May 12, 2023: Playbill Cover Due

  • May 12, 2023: Digital Photos (3) for Video Due

  • May 16, 2023: Nominations Announced 

  • May 22, 2023: Tickets to 2023 Metro Awards Go On Sale 

  • June 12, 2023; 2023 Metro Award Ceremony (7:00pm) at the Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY

We are eager to see you and your students shine this year, and can not wait to celebrate together with you in June.


The Metro Awards shine a spotlight on the exceptional musical theater productions, talented actors and actresses and devoted creative teams who take to the stage every spring in high schools in Rockland, Westchester, Putnam and Bergen counties.

All nominees and winners in all categories are listed along with the production and their school. After the winners are announced at the Metro the Awards Ceremony, the winners will be highlighted along with this year's nominees.

2019 Metro Awards Opening Montage
2019 Metro Awards Opening Montage

2019 Metro Awards Opening Montage

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