Billy Elliot has been nominated for a staggering 15 Tony Awards, equalling the record set in 2001 by Broadway smash The Producers.
Stephen Daldry (Director), Elton John (Music), Lee Hall (Lyrics), Peter Darling (Choreography) have all received nominations as have all three performers playing Billy Elliot: David Alvarez,
Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish. There are also nominations in the categories for Best Featured Actor / Actress in a Musical and Best Design for Scenery, Lighting, Costume and Sound as well as Best Orchestration.
The theatre industry equivalent to the Oscars, this year’s winners of the Tony Awards will be announced on 7 June.