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'Billy Elliot: The Musical' Prances Away With 10 Tony Awards

By: Tisah Tucknott - Published: Jun 14, 2009   Updated: Jul 19 2011 • References: billyelliotthemusical and news.yahoo
Last Sunday, 'Billy Elliot: The Musical' won 10 Tony Awards. The three main actors--David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish--shared the award for Best Musical.

'Billy Elliot' was originally a film directed by Stephen Daldry in 2000, which Elton John suggested be adapted for theatre.

Stephen Daldry is not only known as an Oscar-nominated director, but he has also received an award for best musical director at the recent Tony Awards.

Implications - The widespread professional recognition the Billy Elliot musical has received is indicative of an all-around incredible production. With awards for music, acting, directing, script and many more, every element of the musical is being recognized in a way that makes it a must see on broadway!