orchestraThe American Prize in Theater / Musical Theater Performance, 2017

The American Prize in Theater / Musical Theater Performance recognizes and rewards the best performances by professional, school and community theater and musicial theater companies in America, based on submitted recordings. There is no live competition.

PRELIMINARY DEADLINE for postmark or emailing of application(s):
Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Extended deadline—for those who need more time to complete materials:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017.


The American Prize is more than monetary. Semi-finalists, finalists and winners are announced to national arts media and on our websites, where winners are profiled. Semi-finalists, finalists and winners earn the right to use The American Prize logo and official seal on printed programs and other documents, and on the web.

SEMI-FINALISTS: All semi-finalists receive official certificates.

FINALISTS and RUNNERS-UP: All finalists and runners-up receive certificates and written, unbiased evaluations from our distinguished national panel of judges. When winners are announced on The American Prize blog, RUNNERS-UP are also profiled on the blog with their photos, biographies and website links.

WINNERS: A single winner in each category and/or division is selected. Winners receive certificates, written evaluations, personalized press releases sent by us to local media and other contacts you provide as part of your application, and cash prizes up to $500, depending on the year, the category and the number of entrants.
Only with your explicit permission, excerpts of winning performances may be posted to The American Prize channel on .

The judges reserve the right to award citations and honorable mentions as warranted, and to combine categories when necessary. The decision of the judges is final.

CLICK the competition names below for APPLICATION FORM and REQUIREMENTS.

categories: professional, college/university, amateur/community, high school

categories: professional, college/university, amateur/community, high school