Bill English will take over as Billy Crocker in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. English will assume the role on May 1, succeeding original cast member Colin Donnell who departs the production April 29. English previously stepped in for Donnell from January 24 through February 19 while Donnell starred in Merrily We Roll Along at the New York City Center, and again in March while Donnell filmed the TV pilot Arrow.
English made his Broadway debut in Twentieth Century. His film and TV credits include Cavemen, Melrose Place and More Abandon.
Anything Goes opened on April 7, 2011 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The production earned three Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes is the story of the hijinks aboard the S.S. American. The production currently stars Stephanie J. Block as Reno Sweeney, Erin Mackey as Hope Harcourt, Julie Halston as Evangeline Harcourt, Robert Petkoff as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, John McMartin as Elisha J. Whitney and Jessica Stone as Erma.