Porchlight Has Its BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creatives

Porchlight Has Its BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creatives

Pictured: Shanésia Davis

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the cast and creative team for the first mainstage production of the 17/18 season, BILLY ELLIOT the Musical with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall.

Directed and choreographed by Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, the production features the largest Porchlight cast in history and includes Jacob Kaiser and Lincoln Seymour (Billy Elliot), Shanésia Davis (Mrs. Wilkinson), Sean Fortunato (Dad), Iris Lieberman (Grandma), Adam Fane (Tony Elliot), Peyton Owen (Michael Caffrey), Nicole Cready (Mum), Princess Isis Z. Lang (Debbie Wilkinson) with Jordan DuBose (George/Ensemble), Gabriel Robert (Small Boy), John Gurdian (Big Davey/Ensemble), Michelle McKenzie-Voigt (Lesley/Ensemble), Jeff Bouthiette (Scab/Posh Dad/Ensemble), Tommy Novak (Mr. Braithwaite/Ensemble) Ivan Bruns-Trukhin (Older Billy/Ensemble), Bernell Lassai III (Pit Supervisor/Ensemble), Logan Baffico (Posh Boy), Alejandro Medina (Tall Boy), Jessica Vann (Clipboard Woman/Ensemble), Graham Hawley (Accordion Player/Grandma Dancer/Ensemble), Jacob Voigt (Ensemble), Roy Brown (Ensemble), Jenny McPherson (Ensemble/Grandma Dancer), Kayla Boye (Ensemble), Darby Leetch (Alison Summers), Moriah Mitchell (Keeley Gibson), Paula Hlava (Angela Robson), Anna L. Bramlett (Julie Hope), McKenna Rogers (Karen Davidson), Emerson Tait (Sharon Percy), Katelyn Montgomery (Margaret Gormley), Kendall Sorkin (Tina Harmer), Ayla Gray (Tracy Atkinson), and Bernadette Olivia Schwegel (Susan Parks).

The creative team includes Craig V. Miller (associate choreographer), Artistic Associate Linda Madonia (music direction), Artistic Associate Bill Morey (costume designer), Denise Karczewski (lighting designer), Christopher Rhoton (scenic designer), Robert Hornbostel (sound designer), Mealah Heidenreich (props designer), Adrian Abel Azevedo (assistant director), Kayla Boye (assistant choreographer/dance captain), Sara Haverty (assistant to the choreographers/associate child supervisor), Sammi Grant (dialect coach), Jaq Seifert (fight choreography), and Sean McStravick (stage manager).

BILLY ELLIOT runs October 6 – November 19. For more information visit PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

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  • Patrick Byrnes#1

    August 2, 2017

    Great news, PerformInk! Very excited for this production. Heads up: the wonderful actor cast as Big Davey/Ensemble spells his name “John Gurdian”.

  • Patrick Byrnes#2

    August 2, 2017

    Excellent quick-fix, PerformInk. Again, very very excited for this production.


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