Jenkins, McGrath & Youmans Join BILLY ELLIOT 9/6; Jbara, Shelley & Hatch to Depart on 9/4
The producers of BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway announced today that Daniel Jenkins, Katherine McGrath and William Youmans will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the roles of ‘Dad,' ‘Grandma,' and ‘George,' respectively. Current ‘Dad,' Tony winner Gregory Jbara, ‘Grandma,' Tony nominee Carole Shelley and ‘George,' Joel Hatch will play their final performance Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 7:30pm. Jenkins', McGrath, and Youmans' first performance is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00pm.
Daniel Jenkins (Dad). Broadway: Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, Cliff in Wrong Mountain, Josh in Big, Prior in Angels in America, Huck (1985) and Mark Twain (2005) in Big River. Recent Off-Broadway: Sex Lives of Our Parents, Benefactors, Love Child (written and performed with Robert Stanton). Recent regional: Blue Flower (ART), In the Footprint, (The Civilians/Arts Emerson). Film: For Robert Altman, O.C. and Stiggs, The Caine Mutiny Court Marshall, Tanner '88. Other film: The Perfect You, Infested, Joshua, Cradle Will Rock, Five Corners, Glory, In Country. TV: Law and Order(s), Going to Extremes.
William Youmans (George). Broadway Original Casts: Wicked, Finian's Rainbow, Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme, The Farnsworth Invention, Pirate Queen, Titanic, Big River, The Little Foxes. Off Broadway: Road Show, Henry V (Delacorte), Coraline (MCC), Brundibar/Giraffe, The Widow Claire, Miracle Brothers. Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Mrs. Soffel, Compromising Positions, Nadine, Fresh Horses, A League Of Their Own. TV: "Private History" (PBS, Peabody Award), "Separate But Equal," "Little Match Girl," and just about all the cop shows.
Katherine McGrath (Grandma). Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities (Miss Pross), The Music Man (Widow Paroo), The Night of the Tribades. Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance, Indian Blood, Echoes of War, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Dear Liar, The Baccae, Enter a Free Man, The Perry's Mission. Old Globe San Diego, Associate Artist. Over 150 plays including Memoir, The Rivals, Romeo and Juliet, Shirley Valentine, Electra, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Hamlet. TV: "Frasier," "Cheers," "Hill Street Blues," "General Hospital," "Trying Times," "Wonder Works," and "Scandal in a Small Town."
Billy Elliot the Musical, the show that Time Magazine called "The Best Musical of the Decade," currently stars Emily Skinner (Mrs. Wilkinson), Tony Award-winner Gregory Jbara (Dad), Tony nominee Carole Shelley (Grandma), Patrick Mulvey (Tony), Neil McCaffrey and Cameron Clifford (Michael) and Giuseppe Bausilio, Tade Biesinger, Joseph Harrington, and Peter Mazurowski as ‘Billy.'
Billy Elliot the Musical is the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.
Billy Elliot is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.
Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical range from $41.50 to $151.50, and can be purchased at the Imperial Theatre Box Office (246 West 45th Street) or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or visiting www.Telecharge.com. The playing schedule for Billy Elliot is as follows: Wednesday - Sunday at 7:30, and Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm.
Billy Elliot the Musical is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are Executive Producers. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.