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Billy Elliot: The Musical   

 
Imperial Theatre, (11/13/2008 - 1/08/2012)
First Preview: Oct 01, 2008 Total Previews: 40
Opening Date: Nov 13, 2008    
Closing Date: Jan 08, 2012 Total Performances: 1312

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: England's Northeast against the background of a miner's strike



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Universal Pictures, Working Title, The Old Vic Company, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene; Produced in association with The Weinstein Company
Book by Lee Hall; Lyrics by Lee Hall; Music by Elton John; Music orchestrated by Martin Koch; Musical Director: David Chase; Dance arrangements by David Chase; Based on the film by Universal Pictures and StudioCanal
Directed by Stephen Daldry; Choreographed by Peter Darling; Associate Director: Julian Webber; Associate Choreographer: Kathryn Dunn; Assistant Choreographer: Nikki Belsher
Scenic Design by Ian MacNeil; Costume Design by Nicky Gillibrand; Lighting Design by Rick Fisher; Sound Design by Paul Arditti; Hair and Wig Design by Campbell Young; Make-Up Design by Campbell Young; Associate Set Designer (UK): Paul Atkinson; Associate Costume Designer (UK): Claire Murphy; Associate Lighting Designer (Programmer): Victoria Smerdon; Associate Sound Designer (UK): John Owens; Associate Costume Designer (US): Brian Russman; Associate Lighting Designer (US): Daniel Walker; Associate Sound Designer (US): Tony Smolenski IV; Assistant Costume Designer (US): Rebecca Lustig; Assistant Lighting Design: Kristina Kloss; Moving Light Programmer: David Arch
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Devin Keudell; Executive Producer: David Furnish and Angela Morrison; Company Manager: Gregg Arst; Associate Co. Mgr: Carol M. Oune; Assistant Co. Mgr: Ashley Berman
Production Stage Manager: Bonnie L. Becker; Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi and Patrick Sullivan; Stage Manager: Charles Underhill; Assistant Stage Mgr: Scott Rowen and Mary Kathryn Flynt
Musical Supervisor: Martin Koch; Conducted by David Chase; Associate Conductor: Shawn Gough; Reed 1 (Alto sax/Flute/Piccolo): Edward Salkin; Reed 2 (Alto sax/Flute/Clarinet): Rick Heckman; Reed 3 (Tenor sax/Clarinet): Mike Migliore; Reed 4 (Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet): Jay Brandford; Trumpet 1/Cornet/Flugelhorn: James Dela Garza; Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn/ Cornet/Cornet in Eb: John Dent; Trumpet 3/Flugelhorn/Cornet: Alex Holton; Trombone/Euphonium: Dick Clark and Jack Schatz; French Horn/Tenor Horn: Roger Wendt and Eva Conti; Keyboard/Synthesizer: Joseph Joubert and Shawn Gough; Guitar/Variax: JJ McGeehan; Bass/Fretless Bass: Randy Landau; Drums: Gary Seligson; Percussion: Howard Joines; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Music Copying/Library Services: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Resident Director: B.T. McNicholl; Flying Effects by Flying by Foy
Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Adult Casting Director: Tara Rubin Casting; Children's Casting Director: Nora Brennan; Dance Captain: Greg Graham; Assistant Dance Captain: Cara Kjellman; Dialect Coach (UK): William Conacher; Resident Dialect Coach: Ben Furey; Fight direction by David Leong; Fight Captain: Grady McLeod Bowman; Marketing: Allied Live; Videographer: Suspension Productions; Photographer: David Scheinmann and Carol Rosegg
Cast
David AlvarezBilly Elliot
(Oct 01, 2008 - Jan 03, 2010)
Santino FontanaTony
Haydn GwynneMrs. Wilkinson
Gregory JbaraDad
Trent KowalikBilly Elliot
(Oct 01, 2008 - Mar 07, 2010)
Kiril KulishBilly Elliot
(Oct 01, 2008 - Oct 03, 2009)
Carole ShelleyGrandma
(Oct 01, 2008 - Sep 04, 2011)
Juliette Allen AngeloBallet Girl
Kevin BernardEnsemble
David BolognaMichael
Alternate
Grady McLeod BowmanEnsemble
Heather BurnsBallet Girl
Frank DolceMichael
Alternate
Eboni EdwardsBallet Girl
Darrell Grand MoultrieEnsemble
Eric GunhusEnsemble
Meg GuzulescuBallet Girl
Stephen HannaOlder Billy
Ensemble
Izzy Hanson-JohnstonBallet Girl
Joel HatchGeorge
(Oct 01, 2008 - Sep 04, 2011)
Leah HockingDead Mum
Ensemble
Keean JohnsonTall Boy
Aaron KaburickEnsemble
Donnie KehrEnsemble
Jeff KreadyEnsemble
Stephanie KurtzubaEnsemble
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
David LarsenEnsemble
Caroline LondonBallet Girl
Merle LouiseEnsemble
Marina MicalizziBallet Girl
Mitchell MichaliszynSmall Boy
Alternate
Matthew MindlerSmall Boy
Alternate
Tessa NettingBallet Girl
Daniel OreskesEnsemble
Jayne PatersonEnsemble
Thommie RetterMr. Braithwaite
Ensemble
Corrieanne SteinBallet Girl
Jamie TorcelliniEnsemble
Grant TurnerEnsemble
Casey WhylandBallet Girl
Erin WhylandDebbie
Swings: Maria Connelly, Samantha Czulada, Kyle DesChamps, David Eggers, Brianna Fragomeni, Greg Graham, Cara Kjellman, Kara Klein, David Koch and Liz Pearce
Understudies: Tommy Batchelor (Billy Elliot), Maria Connelly (Debbie), Eric Gunhus (George), Leah Hocking (Mrs. Wilkinson), Keean Johnson (Michael), Donnie Kehr (Dad), Jeff Kready (Tony), David Larsen (Tony), Merle Louise (Grandma), Daniel Oreskes (Dad), Jayne Paterson (Mrs. Wilkinson) and Jamie Torcellini (George)
Tony Award®
winner 2009 Best Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Universal Pictures , Working Title and The Old Vic Company ;  Produced in association with The Weinstein Company
winner 2009 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Lee Hall
 2009 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee] 
 Music by Elton John ;  Lyrics by Lee Hall
winner 2009 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  David Alvarez Joint nomination with Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish
winner 2009 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Trent Kowalik Joint nomination with David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish
winner 2009 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Kiril Kulish Joint nomination with David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik
winner 2009 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Gregory Jbara
 2009 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  David Bologna
 2009 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Haydn Gwynne
 2009 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Carole Shelley
winner 2009 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Peter Darling
winner 2009 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Stephen Daldry
winner 2009 Best Orchestrations [winner] 
  Martin Koch
winner 2009 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Ian MacNeil
 2009 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee] 
 Costume Design by Nicky Gillibrand
winner 2009 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Lighting Design by Rick Fisher
winner 2009 Best Sound Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Sound Design by Paul Arditti
Theatre World
winner 2009 Award [recipient] 
  David Alvarez
winner 2009 Award [recipient] 
  Trent Kowalik
winner 2009 Award [recipient] 
  Kiril Kulish
winner 2009 Award [recipient] 
  Haydn Gwynne
Drama Desk Award
winner 2009 Outstanding Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Universal Pictures , Working Title and The Old Vic Company ;  Produced in association with The Weinstein Company
winner 2009 Outstanding Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Lee Hall
winner 2009 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Gregory Jbara
winner 2009 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Haydn Gwynne
winner 2009 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 
  Peter Darling
winner 2009 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 
  Martin Koch
winner 2009 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Elton John
winner 2009 Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical [winner] 
 Lighting Design by Rick Fisher
winner 2009 Outstanding Sound Design [winner] 
 Sound Design by Paul Arditti
winner 2009 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by Stephen Daldry
music by Elton John; lyrics by Lee Hall
ACT 1 Sung By
The Stars Look DownFull Company
ShineMrs. Wilkinson, and Billy Elliot
We'd Go DancingGrandma and Men's Ensemble
SolidarityFull Company
Expressing YourselfBilly Elliot, Michael and Ensemble
Dear Billy (Mum's Letter)Billy Elliot, Mrs. Wilkinson and Dead Mum
Born to BoogieBilly Elliot, Mrs. Wilkinson and Mr. Braithwaite
ACT 2 Sung By
Merry Christmas, Maggie ThatcherFull Company
Deep Into the GroundDad and Full Company
He Could Be a StarDad, Tony and Ensemble
ElectricityBilly Elliot
Once We Were KingsFull Company
Dear Billy (Billy's Reply)Billy Elliot and Dead Mum