BILLY ELLIOTis the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be called “THE BEST SHOW YOU’LL EVER SEE” by the New York Post and honored with ten 2009 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL. Since its 2005 London debut, which was followed by acclaimed productions in Sydney, New York, Melbourne, Chicago, Seoul, Toronto, and on tour across America, BILLY ELLIOT has delighted the critics, swept the awards and captured the hearts of over six million people worldwide.
Set in a small English town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent for dance that inspires his family and his whole community, and changes his life forever.
Based on the internationally acclaimed film, BILLY ELLIOT is brought to life by a phenomenal cast of fifty performers and the Tony Award-winning creative team – director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall – along with music legend Elton John, whose score is called “show-stopping and electric” by The New York Times. It’s your turn to experience this joyous celebration of one boy’s journey against the odds to make his dreams come true.
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
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 Lighting Designer (Programmer): Victoria Smerdon; 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 Oune
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 Branford; 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: J.J. McGeehan; Bass/Fretless Bass: Randy Landau; Drums: Gary Seligson; Percussion: Howard Joines; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
Opening Night Cast
David Alvarez, Santino Fontana, Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish, Carole Shelley, Juliette Allen Angelo, Kevin Bernard, David Bologna, Grady McLeod Bowman, Heather Burns, Frank Dolce, Eboni Edwards, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Eric Gunhus, Meg Guzulescu, Stephen Hanna, Izzy Hanson-Johnston, Joel Hatch, Leah Hocking, Keean Johnson, Aaron Kaburick, Donnie Kehr, Jeff Kready, Stephanie Kurtzuba, David Larsen, Caroline London, Merle Louise, Marina Micalizzi, Mitchell Michaliszyn, Matthew Mindler, Tessa Netting, Daniel Oreskes, Jayne Paterson, Thommie Retter, Corrieanne Stein, Jamie Torcellini, Grant Turner, Casey Whyland, Erin Whyland
Swings: Maria Connelly, Samantha Czulada, Kyle DesChamps, David Eggers, Brianna Fragomeni, Greg Graham, Cara Kjellman, Kara Klein, David Koch, 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), Jamie Torcellini (George).