Photo Coverage: 'Broadway Kids Care' Celebrates BILLY ELLIOT's Tony Award Win!
As well as Best Musical - an award the show has previously won in both the UK and Australia - Billy Elliot the Musical also won the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical - Stephen Daldry, Best Choreography - Peter Darling, Best Book of a Musical - Lee Hall, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical - Gregory Jbara, Best Orchestrations - Martin Koch, Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Ian MacNeil, Best Sound Design of a Musical - Paul Arditti and Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Rick Fisher. The ten Tony's - a record for a British Musical - brings the total number of awards the show has won international to 73.
Two of the three 'Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical' winning 'Billys', Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish were cheered on their Tony honor by fellow young talents who are part of Broadway Kids Care. The fun took place at East of Doheny in New York City on June 10, 2009 and BWW was there to join in the celebration!
Billy Elliot officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on Thursday, November 13th, 2008.
This joyful musical lights up Broadway eight times a week! The multi-award winning Billy Elliot the Musical features David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish, Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, and Santino Fontana.
Featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreographed by Peter Darling and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical is presented by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment, based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal film.
Billy Elliot the Musical is the funny, heartwarming tale of a young boy with a dream, and a celebration of his triumph against the odds. Set against the historic British miners' strike of the 1980s, the story follows Billy's journey as a boy in a small mining town who, after stumbling across a ballet class while on his way to a boxing lesson, realizes that his future lay not in the boxing ring but on stage as a dancer.
Billy Elliot is currently playing at the Imperial Theatre -249 West 45th Street.
Photos by RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital