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Trent Kowalik

 
Bio:
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. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Billy Elliot (Alternate)
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Billy (Alternate) [Replacement]

Photos

Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fon Photo

Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fontana & the ensemble cast.during the "Billy Elliot - The Musical" Opening Night Performance Curtain Call at the Imperial Theatre in New york City..November 13, 2008.

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09/11/2018
David Alvarez, Frank Dolce, Haydn Gwynne, Kiril Kulish, Greg Jbara, Trent Kowalik, Ca Photo

David Alvarez, Frank Dolce, Haydn Gwynne, Kiril Kulish, Greg Jbara, Trent Kowalik, Carole Shelley & Santino Fontana attending the BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical Meet & Greet the Press at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

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09/11/2018
David Alvarez, Haydn Gwynne, Kiril Kulish, Greg Jbara, Trent Kowalik & Carole Shelley Photo

David Alvarez, Haydn Gwynne, Kiril Kulish, Greg Jbara, Trent Kowalik & Carole Shelley attending the BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical Meet & Greet the Press at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City..July 28, 2008.

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09/11/2018
Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fon Photo

Leah Hocking, Trent Kowalik, Hadyn Gwynne, Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley, Santino Fontana & the ensemble cast during the "Billy Elliot - The Musical" Opening Night Performance Curtain Call at the Imperial Theatre in New york City. November 13, 2008.

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09/11/2018
David Alvarez, Haydn Gwynne, Kiril Kulish, Greg Jbara, Trent Kowalik, Carole Shelley  Photo

David Alvarez, Haydn Gwynne, Kiril Kulish, Greg Jbara, Trent Kowalik, Carole Shelley & Santino Fontana.attending the BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical Meet & Greet the Press at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

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Date:
09/11/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Billy Elliot (Alternate)

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

Trent Kowalik Biography

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.

Trent Kowalik Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Trent Kowalik, Billy Elliot
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Special Achievement Award Gold Star
Trent Kowalik, Billy Elliot
 
Theatre World Awards - 2009 - Performance Gold Star
Trent Kowalik, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Trent Kowalik, Billy Elliot, The Musical

Trent Kowalik News

UN DÍA COMO HOY: BILLY ELLIOT ganaba 10 Premios Tony Photo UN DÍA COMO HOY: BILLY ELLIOT ganaba 10 Premios Tony
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 7, 2021

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 a Photo Lied Center Announces 2021 Spring Season Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Michelle Ellsworth and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

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 &  Photo Theater Stories: AIN'T TOO PROUD, The Premiere of PIPPIN, The Debut of Mary Martin & More About The Imperial Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2020

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! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/13: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Tour and Return to Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2020

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' Photo Trent Kowalik Releases 'Warm Sunny Day'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

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 Photo Linda Eder, Elena Shaddow, Kevin Worley and More to Take Part in IOWA CONCERT OF HOPE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020

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  Photo Photo Coverage: Savion Glover Premieres S.G Chorus and Reaches a Worldwide Audience Through Retter Entertainment
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 20, 2020

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! Photo Broadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020

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! Photo Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2019

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! Photo Everything You Need to Know About the WEST SIDE STORY Movie!
by Linnae Medeiros - Jun 28, 2019

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!

Trent Kowalik Videos

Broadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008! VideoBroadway Rewind: BILLY ELLIOT Pirouettes to Broadway in 2008!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020

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! VideoSummer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2019

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!

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 9: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Away with the Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2017

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 TV Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2012

Today Broadway bids goodbye to a show that's become a 45th Street fixture over its past three years at the Imperial Theatre: BILLY ELLIOT. Take a look back at BILLY's memorable opening night celebration - 40 preview and 1,304 regular performances ago - with the in depth Broadway Beat special that originally hit the web in 2008. Click below to watch!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Happy 3rd Broadway Birthday BILLY ELLIOT- The Celebratory Curtain Call!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2011

On November 15, the 2009 Tony Award winning Best Musical BILLY ELLIOT, celebrated their third Broadway birthday. Original Billys and Tony winners David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish, joined the current cast in celebration and below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the curtain call!

STAGE TUBE: Billy Elliot's Tavares Performs at White House
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2010

On September 7, Billy Elliot's Dayton Tavares performed 'Electricity' from the Tony Award-winning musical at the White House as part 'The White House Dance Series: A Tribute to Judith Jamison.'

STAGE TUBE: LION KING's Tavarez Sings for Cancer Treatment; Broadway Community Steps Up
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2010

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, former LION KING cub Shannon Tavarez was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia in April of this year. The talented young star was performing at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway when the symptoms first hit. Her lower back and legs suddenly started hurting making it hard for her to perform or even walk. She now lives at Schneider Children's Hospital in Long Island where she receives daily chemotherapy treatments. A bone marrow transplant from a stranger may be her only chance at survival, and she bravely continues to search for a match. Click below see Tavarez sing 'Circle of Life' from the hospital in a New PSA spot.

STAGE TUBE: BILLY ELLIOT Boys Trent Kowalik & Alex Ko Talk 'Billy' on Rosie Radio
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2010

The 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot the Musical currently stars Alex Ko, Trent Kowalik, Liam Redhead and Dayton Tavares as Billy, Kate Hennig as Mrs. Wilkinson, Gregory Jbara as Dad, Carole Shelley as Grandma, Will Chase as Tony and Trevor Braun and Keean Johnson as Michael. Today, 'Billys' Trent Kowalik and Alex Ko went on Rosie Radio to discuss Billy Elliot with Rosie O'Donnell. Check out their interview below.

Broadway Beat's Priceless Spotlight - Elton John
by Eddie Varley - Jun 26, 2009

Welcome to BroadwayWorld TV's new weekly video series, BroadwayBeat's Priceless Spotlight. The program presents special moments by some of theatre's past, present,and future greats!

BWW TV: Creating BILLY ELLIOT's Audemars Piguet TONY Clock
by Eddie Varley - Jun 4, 2009

Audemars Piguet will be the presenting sponsor of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards Telecast Red Carpet on June 7th at Radio City Music Hall. Audemars Piguet, considered one of the world's finest watch manufacturers, will display eight solid aluminum clocks along this year's red carpet.


Trent Kowalik Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Trent Kowalik been in?
Trent Kowalik has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Trent Kowalik been in?
Trent Kowalik has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

What awards has Trent Kowalik been nominated for?
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 .

What awards has Trent Kowalik won?
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.