Bill English will replace Colin Donnell as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes from January 24 until February 19. Donnell will take a leave of absence to perform in the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along at the New York City Center. He will return to Anything Goes on February 21.
Bill English made his Broadway debut in Twentieth Century. He has appeared in regional productions of The Full Monty, The Shaags, Dracula, The Times and The Man Who Came to Dinner. His film and TV credits include Melrose Place, Cavemen and Outnumbered.
The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Anything Goes opened on Broadway on April 7, 2011 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The revival won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. The classic musical comedy tells the story of the passengers aboard the S.S. American, including nightclub singer Reno Sweeney (Tony winner Sutton Foster) and stowaway Billy Crocker (English). The musical features a score of Cole Porter hits, including “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.”