Celebrating The Best in High School Theatre

student with black hair and vibrant smile in blue sweater“I’m very excited to be representing Shaker and North Colonie at the Jimmy Awards! I am very thankful for the opportunities that Shaker has given me for theatre and performing and I cannot wait to perform at the Jimmy’s,” exclaimed Scout Santoro.

The Jimmy Awards, presented by The Broadway League Foundation, is a national ceremony recognizing high school student achievement in theatre arts. It will be held virtually this year on July 15 at 7:30PM. Scout will be singing “She Loves Me” from She Loves Me and “If I Can’t Love Her” from Beauty and the Beast. Once the live stream link for the ceremony becomes available, we will share it with the school community.

“Bravo to his teachers as well – Amy Kimbler and Samantha Baldwin from Shaker Theater, and retired SHS choral director Karen Amedio, who is Scout’s private vocal teacher,” said North Colonie District Music supervisor, Deborah Keough. 

Scout’s teacher Amy Kimbler said, “Shaker Theatre is delighted to have Scout move on to the next level and represent Shaker High School at the Jimmy Awards. Scout is a talented and dedicated actor and certainly deserves the honor and nomination. In the many years’ I have worked with Scout he has always been professional, dedicated, loyal and most importantly kind. Our entire music community is excited for him and are eager to see what happens next. Scout is enrolled to continue studying musical theatre at Ithaca College this upcoming fall and we all wish him the best in his future theatre career! Break a leg!!!”

Scout Santoro recently received Best Actor accolades in the Proctors High School Musical Theater Awards. Take a look at his performance and acceptance speech. 

Proctors High School Musical Theater Awards featured many of the top student performers in the Capital Region. Here’s video of the whole ceremony. The program celebrated senior students from the area including other Shaker nominees: Hayley Whitsett, Sophie Dvorak, Micah Juman, and Lydia Smith.


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