PHOTO CALL: Billy Elliot Honored with Tony's di Napoli Portrait

News   PHOTO CALL: Billy Elliot Honored with Tony's di Napoli Portrait Billy Elliot became the most recent show honored with a portrait on the Tony's di Napoli Broadway Wall of Fame at the acclaimed Midtown eatery on Nov. 16.

The 2009 Tony Winner for Best Musical celebrated its second anniversary on Broadway on Nov. 13, with the unveiling of the portrait — and a party — at Tony's di Napoli.

Based on the 2000 film of the same name, Billy Elliot tells the tale of a young boy with a dream of being a dancer,contrary to family and community expectations, as he struggles against the hard realities of life in a mining town. The show, which won ten 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.

Here's a look at the unveiling:


   

Billy Elliot currently features Jacob Clemente, Joseph Harrington, Alex Ko, Peter Mazurowski, Dayton Tavares all alternating in the role of Billy, along with Emily Skinner (Mrs. Wilkinson), Gregory Jbara (Dad), Carole Shelley (Grandma), Will Chase (Tony), Neil McCaffery and Gabriel Rush (Michael), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), Joel Hatch (George), Laura Marie Duncan (Mum), Thommie Retter (Mr. Braithwaite), and Georgi James (Debbie).

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