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Trent Matthias Kowalik is an American actor, singer and dancer. He made his theatrical debut as Billy in the 2007 West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical, which earned a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, making him one of the youngest winners of the award.

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Original Broadway Production, 2008
Billy Elliot (Alternate)

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Original London Production, 2005
Billy (Alternate) [Replacement]

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Which Broadway Shows Have Received the Most Tony Nominations Ever?

While many stellar productions are poised to earn multiple nominations this season, it will take quite a few to stand up to the current record holders. Below, check out which Broadway shows hold the records for the most-Tony nominated productions of all time.

Have the Tony Awards Ever Made Exceptions to Their Rules?

This month, the reader question was: There's a lot of talk about Lea Michele's performance in Funny Girl, and how she won't be eligible for a Tony Award since the show opened last season. Is there any history of Tony Awards rules changes/exceptions in the past?

UN DÍA COMO HOY: BILLY ELLIOT ganaba 10 Premios Tony

La obra estuvo nominada a trece premios, mientras que su gran competidora, NEXT TO NORMAL, lo estuvo a once

Lied Center Announces 2021 Spring Season Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Michelle Ellsworth and More

The Lied Center is presenting one of the most diverse programs of events in the nation this spring, featuring the world's top artists. Responding to the COVID19 pandemic, nearly all spring season events will feature both in-person and virtual attendance options.

Theater Stories: AIN'T TOO PROUD, The Premiere of PIPPIN, The Debut of Mary Martin & More About The Imperial Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Imperial Theatre. Learn about the stars and shows to have graced the theatre's stage, including Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy; the Broadway premiere of Mary Martin; the theatre's current show, Ain't Too Proud, and much more!

Wake Up With BWW 10/13: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Tour and Return to Broadway, and More!

Today's top stories: A Christmas Carol will tour and return to Broadway in 2021, Lin-Manuel Miranda and original Hamilton cast members will reunite for a fundraiser for Biden, and more!

Trent Kowalik Releases 'Warm Sunny Day'

Trent came up with Warm Sunny Day and sent his piano and voice demo to Kim Scharnberg, who encouraged him to expand it into a fully-produced song. Kim also connected Trent with his son, Will Scharnberg, who is an LA-based music producer, and the project quickly evolved.

Linda Eder, Elena Shaddow, Kevin Worley and More to Take Part in IOWA CONCERT OF HOPE

A special 'virtual concert' is planned to raise funds to benefit those affected by the August derecho storm that devastated areas of East Central Iowa. The Iowa Concert of Hope will air and stream on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm,

Photo Coverage: Savion Glover Premieres S.G Chorus and Reaches a Worldwide Audience Through Retter Entertainment

Although Covid-19 has impacted the arts in myriad negative ways, no one can deny the unexpected innovative opportunities for learning it has also created. Through Zoom, dancers can now train with teachers they only ever dreamed of working with previously! 

Broadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008!

Billy Elliot made a huge splash in London in 2005 before it crossed the Atlantic. The Broadway production opened at the Imperial Theatre on November 13, 2008, where it remained for over three years and 1312 performances. The show made Tony winners of its three pint-sized leading men (David Álvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish) and picked up nine other Tonys that season. The production also notabley starred Haydn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara and a young, future Tony-winner, Santino Fontana.

Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!

We're feeling electricity because we're looking back at the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot! Take a look at the show's opening night at Broadway's Imperial Theatre with the show's stars David Alvarez, Gregory Jbara, Santino Fontana, and more! Be sure to check out all the footage!

Everything You Need to Know About the WEST SIDE STORY Movie!

Something great is coming! Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story has officially started filming and is set to release at the end of next year! To get you all ready to see the Jets and Sharks on the big screen, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the movie, from the casting to a peek at the film's Maria, Rachel Zegler! Check it all out!


Darrah Carr Dance joins Centenary Stage Company on Saturday, March 23 at 8pm to present Ceilidh an Evening of Irish Music and Dance in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Photos: Remembering Carole Shelley

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Carole Shelley, who passed away on Friday, August 31 at age 79. Take a moment to remember the legendary star with a look back at some of her recent appearances.

Cent. Stage Co. Announces 2018/19 Season

Music and dance fill the Lackland Performing Arts Center as the Centenary Stage Company announces its 2018 - 19 full season line up of events. In addition to CSC's professional theatrical productions, the 2018 - 19 season will see the return of the January Thaw Music Festival alongside a plethora of new concerts and dance performances.

Dance Brooklyn! Free Concert to Celebrate Cultural Diversity at the Kings Theater Tomorrow, June 15

In commitment to honoring the differences and commonalities of Brooklyn's global community through arts and sciences, Purelements, an Evolution in Dance founders, Lakai Worrell and Kevin Joseph, issue Dance Brooklyn! A World Celebration as an expression of cultural enlightenment and unification in the borough.Dance Brooklyn!, formerly titled 'East New York in Motion,' is set to return for it's fourth annual year as a platform to create respect, understanding, and appreciation among people of various backgrounds in Brooklyn. Participating dance companies include Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Dance Theater, Something Positive, Ninja Ballet, Allure Latin Dance Company, Purelements, an Evolution in Dance, Darrah Carr Dance company member and TONY award winner, Trent Kowalik, plus a spoken word performance by poet Jaime Lee Lewis. The 2-hour event will feature modern, West African, Afro-Caribbean, salsa, contemporary and ballet x martial arts fusion dance performances.

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 9: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Away with the Tony Awards

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees!

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage.

Sharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties, Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White Way

This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would be returning to the boards in an unconventional new revival of Lillian Hellman's family drama, The Little Foxes.

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses JINGLE JAM 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64th Street. The show brings together talented kid performers from the stage and screen-many of whom have already appeared on Broadway and on tour-and others who are Broadway bound. The script was penned by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Peace, Love & Cupcakes: The Musical; Fashion Academy: The Musical) with original songs by Thommie Retter and Rick Hip-Flores (In Transit; Fun Home; Billy Elliot). BroadwayWorld was able to snap some photos of the event's rehearsal!


Trent Kowalik has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Trent Kowalik has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Trent Kowalik's first West End show was Billy Elliot which opened in 2005

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot , Special Achievement Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Billy Elliot and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical .

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot, Special Achievement Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Billy Elliotand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical.

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