THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Tony-Winning Musical Billy Elliot (Video)

By Playbill Staff
January 8, 2013

Billy Elliot: The Musical, featuring a score by Elton John and Lee Hall, closed on Broadway Jan. 8, 2012. In celebration of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Playbill.com looks back at Billy through the years.



The musical, based on the 2000 film of the same name, premiered in the West End in 2005 and was nominated for nine Olivier Awards, winning four including Best New Musical. Since then, the musical has had various productions all over the world and took home 10 Tony Awards, including the award for Lead Actor in a Musical that was shared by David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish.

Here are performances from the West End production, Broadway and more. 

For more on the show's Broadway history, visit Billy Elliot's page at the Playbill Vault.

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Former Billys discuss their relationship with the musical on closing night:

The show's performance at the 2009 Tony Awards:

Kiril Kulish, David Álvarez and Trent Kowalik perform on "The Early Show":

Kiril Kulish, Trent Kowalik and David Alvarez perform "Electricity" on the "Today Show":

Highlights from Billy Elliot's 7th anniversary gala:

The West End cast's Royal Variety Performance of "Electricity" with Elton John:

Highlights from the West End production:

Billy Elliot performs on BBC's "Let's Dance":

Highlights from the production:

Kiril Kulish, Trent Kowalik and David Alvarez accept the Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical:

Billy Elliot's performance at the 2012 West End Live:

Billy Elliot at Broadway in Bryant Park in 2010:

Billy Elliot at Broadway on Broadway in 2009:

Broadway's Billys performing alongside Elton John:

Highlights from Billy Elliot's opening night on Broadway: