Rising Star Awards

Presented by the Investors Foundation

Rising Star Honors

In response to the Coronavirus National Emergency and statewide school closures, dozens of New Jersey high schools participating in the 25th Annual Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards were forced to cancel their spring musical.  Of the 94 schools on the roster, over two-thirds canceled their show.  Sadly, the Rising Star Awards will not go on this year, but to acknowledge the passion the students have for musical theater, Paper Mill will present a virtual celebration of the 2020 participating schools with Rising Star Honors presented by the Investors Foundation!  It will be an exciting montage of school video submissions of the shows that happened, or didn’t happen, sharing highlights of their performances or rehearsals.  “Rising Stars Honors” presented by the Investors Foundation will show on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7PM on Paper Mill Playhouse’s Facebook page as a Premiere video.  Joining us is our special host, Rising Star winner, Broadway performer and Olivier nominee, Jared Gertner, along with Rising Star Alumni from across the nation!


How To Participate

2020 Participating Schools

View, “I can’t, I have rehearsal.” It’s an in-depth look at what it takes to be a part of the Rising Star Awards Program.