Elliott Hanna stars as Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical Live.
A boy from a mining town in northern England trades in his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. With the help of his brassy teacher, he discovers his passion for dance and, despite all odds, makes his dreams come true.
Billy Elliot the Musical Live is airing tonight on PBS as part of THIRTEEN’s “Great Performances” and the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Based on the 2000 feature film Billy Elliot, starring Jamie Bell, the musical premiered in London in 2005 and ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2012, earning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Choreography. For this special performance, 25 current and former Billy Elliots will come together onstage for a spectacular finale.
Billy Elliot the Musical Live screens tonight at 9 pm on PBS. Check your local listings.
Ruthie Henshall, Elliott Hanna and fellow cast members in Billy Elliot the Musical Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Photos by Adam Sorenson, courtesy of THIRTEEN