Skinner, who originated the role of the weary but encouraging dance instructor in Chicago last April, will succeed Kate Hennig in the Broadway production. Hennig will play her final performance Oct. 1 in order to star in the Toronto engagement of Billy Elliot, which will begin Jan. 28, 2011.
Skinner earned a Tony Award nomination (along with Next to Normal Tony winner Alice Ripley) for their starring roles as the Hilton twins in Side Show. She has also appeared on Brodway in Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce's The Dead, The Full Monty and Dinner at Eight. She appeared in the City Center's Encores productions of No Strings, Pardon My English, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Broadway Bash.
Billy Elliot earned ten 2009 Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. Billy Elliot has music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry. The production opened on Nov. 13, 2008, at Broadway's Imperial Theatre.
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