MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 13, 2008
Closing Date
Jan 08, 2012
1st Preview
Oct 01, 2008
1st Preview
Oct 01, 2008
Previews
40
Performances
1,312
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Imperial Theatre
(Nov 13, 2008 - Jan 08, 2012)

Setting
England's Northeast against the background of a miner's strike

Media
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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
Resident Director: B.T. McNicholl; 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
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
Billy Elliot
Oct 01, 2008 - Jan 03, 2010
Alternate
Tony
Oct 01, 2008 - Jul 04, 2009
Mrs. Wilkinson
Oct 01, 2008 - Oct 04, 2008
Dad
Oct 01, 2008 - Jan 24, 2010
Billy Elliot
Oct 01, 2008 - Mar 07, 2010
Alternate
Billy Elliot
Oct 01, 2008 - Oct 03, 2009
Alternate
Grandma
Oct 01, 2008 - Sep 04, 2011
Ballet Girl
Ensemble
Michael
Oct 01, 2008 - Sep 27, 2009
Alternate
Ballet Girl
Michael
Alternate
Ballet Girl
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
Older Billy
 
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
George
Oct 01, 2008 - Sep 04, 2011
Dead Mum
 
Ensemble
Tall Boy
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
Small Boy
Alternate
Small Boy
Alternate
Ballet Girl
Ensemble
Ensemble
Mr. Braithwaite
 
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
Debbie
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)

Imperial Theatre (Nov 13, 2008 - Jan 08, 2012)

General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals
Assistant Stage Mgr: Charlene Speyerer and Andrew C. Gottlieb; Stage Manager: Scott Rowen
Assistant Conductor: Howard Joines and Joseph Joubert; Reed 4: Jay Brandford; Resident Director: Mark Schneider (Nov 2009 - ?); French Horn: Larry DiBello; Associate Company Manager: Carol M. Dune; Conducted by Shawn Gough; Associate Conductor: Annbritt duChateau; Keyboards: Annbritt duChateau
Dance Captain: Tim Federle (Sep 2009 - ?), Cara Kjellman, Robbie Roby, Michaeljon Slinger and Alison Levenberg; Fight Captain: Jason Babinsky; Resident Choreographer: Sara Brians (Aug 01, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012) and Kurt Froman (Aug 01, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012); Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Marketing: AKA (Sep 2011 - ?); Advertising: AKA (Sep 2011 - ?); Interactive Marketing: AKA (Sep 2011 - ?) and Situation Interactive

Cast

Billy Elliot
Alternate
Tony
Jul 07, 2009 - Jul 10, 2011
Mrs. Wilkinson
Oct 06, 2009 - Oct 01, 2010
Dad
May 04, 2010 - Sep 04, 2011
Dad
Sep 06, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012
Jeff Kready
During Will Chase's hiatus
Tony
May 2010 - Aug 2010
Grandma
Sep 06, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012
Tony
Jul 15, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012
Mrs. Wilkinson
Oct 02, 2010 - Jan 08, 2012
Philip Whitchurch
during Gregory Jbara's hiatus
Dad
Jan 26, 2010 - May 02, 2010
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Feb 15, 2011 - ?
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Billy Elliot
Jul 03, 2011 - Nov 06, 2011
Alternate
 
Posh Boy
 
Tall Boy
Mr. Wilkinson
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Tade Biesinger
Broadway Debut
Billy Elliot
Michael
Jun 16, 2010 - Aug 08, 2010
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
 
Ensemble
 
Mr. Wilkinson
Michael
Aug 22, 2009 - ?
Alternate
Ballet Girl
 
Debbie
Jan 04, 2011 - Jan 30, 2011
 
Debbie
Mar 01, 2011 - Mar 06, 2011
Michael
Sep 27, 2011 - ?
 
Ensemble
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Billy Elliot
? - Jun 05, 2011
Alternate
Michael
Alternate
Posh Boy
 
Tall Boy
Billy Elliot
? - Sep 05, 2010
Alternate
Ballet Girl
Small Boy
 
Dead Mum
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
 
Ensemble
Billy Elliot
Nov 08, 2011 - Jan 08, 2012
Alternate
 
Posh Boy
 
Tall Boy
Billy Elliot
circa. Sep 2011 - circa. Nov 2011
Alternate
 
Posh Boy
 
Tall Boy
Ensemble
 
Pit Supervisor
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Ballet Girl
Ballet Girl
Small Boy
Alternate
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Scottish Dancer
Billy Elliot
Alternate
 
Posh Boy
 
Tall Boy
 
Posh Boy
Ensemble
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
 
Ensemble
 
Big Davey
Ballet Girl
 
Debbie
Michael
Alternate
Ballet Girl
 
Tracey Atkinson
Billy Elliot
Oct 05, 2009 - May 15, 2011
Alternate
Jeff Kready
During Will Chase's hiatus
Pit Supervisor
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Pit Supervisor
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
 
Ensemble
Small Boy
Ballet Girl
Billy Elliot
Alternate
Michael
? - Sep 25, 2011
Alternate
 
Ensemble
 
Posh Dad
Big Davey
 
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
Ballet Girl
Dead Mum
Jul 28, 2009 - Sep 13, 2009
Big Davey
Clipboard Woman
 
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
 
Tracey Atkinson
Billy Elliot
? - Aug 29, 2010
Alternate
Ballet Girl
Ensemble
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Big Davey
 
Ensemble
Michael
Alternate
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Older Billy
 
Scottish Dancer
 
Ensemble
Lesley
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
 
Ensemble
Ballet Girl
Billy Elliot
Alternate
Ballet Girl
Ensemble
 
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Small Boy
Alternate
"Expressing Yourself" Dancer
Ballet Girl
Ballet Girl
Clipboard Woman
George
Sep 06, 2011 - ?
Understudies: Michael Arnold (Mr. Braithwaite, George), Aly Brier (Debbie), Donna Lynne Champlin (Dead Mum), Jacob Clemente (Posh Boy, Michael), Benjamin Cook (Michael), Kyle DesChamps (Older Billy, Scottish Dancer), Laura Marie Duncan (Mrs. Wilkinson), J. Austin Eyer (Tony), Brianna Fragomeni (Debbie), Greg Graham (Mr. Braithwaite), Eric Gunhus (Mr. Braithwaite), Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Debbie), Joel Hatch (Dad), Kylend Hetherington (Michael), David Hibbard (George, Mr. Braithwaite), Rick Hilsabeck (Dad), Georgi James (Debbie), Cara Kjellman (Mrs. Wilkinson), Stephanie Kurtzuba (Dead Mum), Austin Lesch (Tony), Drew McVety (Dad), Liz Pearce (Mrs. Wilkinson, Dead Mum), Rachel Resheff (Debbie), Robbie Roby (Mr. Braithwaite), Michaeljon Slinger (Older Billy, Scottish Dancer), Jimmy Smagula (George), Ryan Steele (Scottish Dancer, Older Billy), Dayton Tavares (Michael), Grant Turner (Scottish Dancer, Older Billy), Thad Turner Wilson (George) and Natalie Wisdom (Dead Mum)
music by Elton John; lyrics by Lee Hall
Act 1
Sung By
The Stars Look Down
Full Company
Shine
Mrs. Wilkinson and Billy Elliot
We'd Go Dancing
Grandma and Men's Ensemble
Solidarity
Full Company
Expressing Yourself
Billy Elliot, Michael and Ensemble
Dear Billy (Mum's Letter)
Billy Elliot, Mrs. Wilkinson and Dead Mum
Born to Boogie
Billy Elliot, Mrs. Wilkinson and Mr. Braithwaite
Act 2
Sung By
Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher
Full Company
Deep Into the Ground
Dad and Full Company
He Could Be a Star
Dad, Tony and Ensemble
Electricity
Billy Elliot
Once We Were Kings
Full Company
Dear Billy (Billy's Reply)
Billy Elliot and Dead Mum

Tony Award®

Best Musical

2009 Winner
Produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title and The Old Vic Company; Produced in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment

Best Book of a Musical

2009 Winner
Book by Lee Hall
 

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2009 Nominee
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Lee Hall

Best Actor in a Musical

2009 Winner
Joint nomination with Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish David Alvarez(Joint nomination with Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish)
Joint nomination with David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish Trent Kowalik(Joint nomination with David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish)
Joint nomination with David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik Kiril Kulish(Joint nomination with David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik)

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

2009 Winner
Gregory Jbara
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

2009 Nominee
David Bologna
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

2009 Nominee
Haydn Gwynne and Carole Shelley

Best Choreography

2009 Winner
Choreographed by Peter Darling

Best Direction of a Musical

2009 Winner
Directed by Stephen Daldry

Best Orchestrations

2009 Winner
Music orchestrated by Martin Koch

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

2009 Winner
Scenic Design by Ian MacNeil
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2009 Nominee
Costume Design by Nicky Gillibrand

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2009 Winner
Lighting Design by Rick Fisher

Best Sound Design of a Musical

2009 Winner
Sound Design by Paul Arditti

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Musical

2009 Winner
Produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title and The Old Vic Company; Produced in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment

Outstanding Book of a Musical

2009 Winner
Book by Lee Hall

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

2009 Winner
Gregory Jbara

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

2009 Winner
Haydn Gwynne

Outstanding Choreography

2009 Winner
Choreographed by Peter Darling

Outstanding Orchestrations

2009 Winner
Music orchestrated by Martin Koch

Outstanding Music

2009 Winner
Music by Elton John

Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical

2009 Winner
Lighting Design by Rick Fisher

Outstanding Sound Design

2009 Winner
Sound Design by Paul Arditti

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2009 Winner
Directed by Stephen Daldry

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