Billy Elliot Tour Will Welcome New Title Player, Ethan Fuller

News   Billy Elliot Tour Will Welcome New Title Player, Ethan Fuller Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions announced Feb. 11 that Ethan Fuller will join the national touring cast of the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the title role.

Ethan Fuller
Ethan Fuller Photo by Doug Blemker

Fuller will become the sixth actor to play Billy in the national tour. His first performance date will be announced shortly.

The title role has been shared by Giuseppe Bausilio, Michael Dameski, Kylend Hetherington, Lex Ishimoto and Daniel Russell. The cast also features Tony Award winner Faith Prince as dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson.

Fuller, a 12-year-old Florida native, began performing at age four with Central Florida Ballet's Nutcracker. He joined New Dimensions Dance Company when he was seven and is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and tap. Fuller won numerous regional and national competitions and titles from Showbiz Talent to Youth American Grand Prix. He is the youngest dancer to be accepted into Complexions Contemporary Ballet's summer intensive; he now studies with the Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet.

Billy Elliot the Musical, winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, is "the joyous and exciting celebration of one boy's triumph against the odds," according to producers. "The story follows Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class and discovers his dream to dance."

Based on the film of the same name, the musical features a score by Elton John, book by Lee Hall, direction by Stephen Daldry and choreography by Peter Darling. The production also features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, associate direction by 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.

For complete tour route, tickets and further information, visit www.BillyElliotTour.com.

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