Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Billy Elliot Nominated for 15 Tony Awards!

It was announced yesterday morning that Billy Elliot The Musical has been nominated for a record-tying 15 Tony Awards. In February, Pam and I went to New York to see the hit musical on Broadway at the Imperial Theater. This was my first Broadway show, and I loved it!

The nominees for the Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning on the CBS Morning Show. The three boys who share Billy Elliot’s title role in the New York production — David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish — were nominated together for Best Actor in a Musical. Kiril Kulish was in the show the day we saw it in February, and he was amazing.

The trio performed one of the numbers from the show after the announcement on CBS. They did one of my favorite songs from the show "Electricity." Take a look at the video and you'll see what everyone is talking about:

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The 63rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on June 7, on CBS. I don't always watch the Tonys but this year I just might. And if the show comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center, I plan to see it again!


Pam said...

I was so excited when I heard that Billy Elliot was nominated for so many awards. I've NEVER watched the Tony's before, but I will this year. And I'm with you. If Billy Elliot comes to PPAC, I will happily see it again. There aren't many shows (movies or books for that matter) that I would want to "do" twice. This is one exception.

Alex the Girl said...

It's amazing how many actors cross over from film to Broadway. Those boys are so very talented. I don't get very many opportunities to see Broadway plays...or any play that isn't school sponsored. This one looks interesting. I can't put my finger on what it reminds me of, the music that is. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Pam, I still haven't bought the CD of the show but think I will now.

Alex, several in the in NY were young and it was wonderful to watch their energy & talent. I know there's lots of competition out there but I expect to see them all do well.

Michele said...

I would love to go to a Broadway show some day.

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