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This 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, set during the 1984-85 miners’ strike in the United Kingdom, is based on the 2000 film and features music by Elton John.
Billy is a motherless eleven-year-old boy in northeast England during the miners’ strike of 1984-85 - a difficult time for miners like his father and brother. Attracted to the grace of ballet, Billy leaves his boxing class to begin taking dance lessons. When his father finds out and forbids them, he begins taking secret private lessons with Mrs. Wilkinson, who believes he has the talent to be accepted into the Royal Ballet School in London. As Billy’s hopes and dreams grow bigger and the strike escalates, the family and the community are both challenged to consider and fight for that which is truly most important.
Best Book of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gregory Jbara
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - David Bologna
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Haydn Gwynne
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Carole Shelley
Best Original Score
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Gregory Jbara
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Haydn Gwynne
Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Director of a Musical