Billy Elliot gets new Billys
Aug 25, 2010
Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are thrilled to announce, with Broadway In Chicago, the addition of Myles Erlick and Marcus Pei to the cast of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in the role of 'Billy,' and Dillon Stevens in the role of 'Michael.' Erlick and Pei will have their first performances this fall. Stevens began performing August 1, 2010. BILLY ELLIOT is currently playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) through January 15, 2011.
Tommy Batchelor ('Billy') and Giuseppe Bausilio ('Billy') and will play their final performances this fall. Bausilio will continue in the role of 'Billy' in the Second National Tour of BILLY ELLIOT.
MYLES ERLICK(Billy) is 11 years old and from Burlington, Ontario. His training began at Stars Academy and recently Canada's National Ballet School. Myles' passion for the arts led him to various television and theatre roles, recently as an actor on Canadian TV series Flashpoint, and one of 4 children cast in the Toronto tour of Charlotte Town Festival's Anne of Green Gables. Myles would like to thank his teachers, friends and family who have supported him on his journey to Billy Elliot. He is thrilled to take the stage in this magnificent production and will proudly tell anyone he meets that he was "Born to Boogie!"
MARCUS PEI (Billy) is 12 and from Iowa City, Iowa. He studied Suzuki piano for nine years under Hikari Nakamura at Preucil School. Marcus started ballet at six years with The University of Iowa Youth Ballet, Nolte Academy, and Milwaukee Ballet School. In 2009, he was invited to study full-time at Canada's National Ballet School, and plans to graduate from high school there. In 2009, he danced the lead boys' role of Misha in National Ballet of Canada's “Nutcracker”. Marcus thanks his family, friends, and teachers for supporting his path toward a professional ballet career.
Dillon Stevens (Michael) is 13 years old, from China Grove, NC. He enjoys tap and hip-hop. Dillon was “discovered” by a New York Older Billy at a dance competition. He would like to thank his loving family and friends for their support. Many thanks to Nora Brennan. Dillon would like to thank his dance teachers at Center Stage and his special buddy, Syd. You have truly prepared me for the role of Michael!
The winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical, BILLY ELLIOTfeatures music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.
BILLY ELLIOT is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the heartwarming story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.
BILLY ELLIOT is currently playing through January 15 only at the Ford Center/Oriental Theatre. Individual tickets range in price from $30 to $100 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
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