Killian Donnelly will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot as Billy’s older brother, Tony, on November 12.
In addition to Donnelly, the hit musical will also welcome new ensemble members Matthew Dale, David Muscat, Nic Greenshields, Ruri James and Spencer Stafford. Billy Elliot currently stars Gillian Bevan (Mrs. Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Ann Emery (Grandma), Sean Kearns (George), Kay Milbourne (Dead Mum), Simon Ray Harvey (Mr. Braithwaite), Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy). Redmand Rance, Harris Beattie, Harrison Dowzell and Kaine Ward alternate in the title role.
Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of one boy’s dream to realize his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England against the background of the historic 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy pursues his passion for dance in secret to avoid disapproval of his struggling family. The musical premiered at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre on March 31, 2005 and went on to win four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.
Donnelly currently plays Raoul in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera. He will appear on the big screen as Combeferre in the upcoming film adaptation of Les Miserables. Donnelly also participated in the 25th anniversary recordings of both Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.