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SAN DIEGO (May 9, 2013)—Local CBS News 8 anchor Marcella Lee will host the 2013 Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards, the annual competition recognizing excellence in high school theater, on May 20 at 8:00 p.m. at The Old Globe. Lee will emcee the final round of competition before a live audience and announce the winners of the event, which will take place on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets to attend Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy Awards™, which is presented by the Globe in association with Broadway/San Diego – A Nederlander Presentation, are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Marcella Lee joined KFMB-TV News 8 in March 2004 as weekend anchor at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. A Detroit native, she graduated from the University of Michigan School of Business in Ann Arbor and began her journalism career as a videographer/reporter at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan. She received her first Emmy Award at the young age of 23. After positions in Denver and Detroit, Lee moved to San Diego and has since received five additional Emmy Awards, which include three for her anchoring and reporting of the October 2007 San Diego wildfires. In her weekly Adopt 8 segments, Lee also profiles children in San Diego County who are waiting to find a permanent home. Lee is a supporter of numerous organizations in San Diego, including ASIA: The Journal of Culture & Commerce and the Union of Pan Asian Communities.

Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards invites high school students to compete in one of four categories: Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre, Spoken Theatre, Technical Theatre and leading role in a High School Musical. Winners of all Globe Honors categories will receive $1,000 scholarships, and the winners of the Musical, Spoken and Technical Theater categories will participate in a two-day trip to Los Angeles where they will go behind the scenes at Center Theatre Group, attend a casting workshop and take in a show. The Leading Actor and Actress in a High School Musical winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards/The Jimmy™ Awards (NHSMTA) competition to be held on July 1 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.

Students from over 30 San Diego high schools compete annually in the Globe Honors competition. 2012 winners Nicolette Burton and Chase Fischer traveled to New York City for the NHSMTA/The Jimmy™ Awards and appeared on the PBS documentary about the experience, Broadway or Bust, and Burton was one of three leading actresses in the final round of competition. 2010 Globe Honors winner Katie Sapper also competed as a top three finalist in New York. Jimmy™ Award winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and receive scholarships for merit and need-based assistance to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway: Acting and Music Theatre, contingent upon acceptance into the New Studio and New York University.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater established by the Pittsburgh CLO and Nederlander Alliances, LLC. The program recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance and honors teachers and their schools’ commitment to excellence in performing arts education. Activities will commence in New York City on June 26, with rehearsals, master classes, private coaching and interviews with theater professionals leading up to the live awards show where the Jimmy™ Award (named for legendary Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander) for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress will be presented on July 1.

Founded by David T. Nederlander in 1912, the Nederlander Organization is currently celebrating 100 years of theater development, ownership, management and production under the guidance of James M. Nederlander. Broadway/San Diego – A Nederlander Presentation is part of the nationally recognized Nederlander Producing Company of America and has presented over 350 shows and events during its 36-year history.

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit

CALENDAR: Other Desert Cities (4/27-6/2), Be a Good Little Widow (5/11-6/9), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (6/2-9/29), The Merchant of Venice (6/9-9/28), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (6/16-9/26), The Rainmaker (7/13-8/11), Double Indemnity (7/27-8/25).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater’s education and community programs. The Globe brings world-class theater to its community through innovative initiatives designed to overcome barriers to arts attendance. Numerous world premieres such as Into the Woods, The Full Monty, Nobody Loves You and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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