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David Bologna on making it to Broadway with ‘Billy Elliot’

By Robert Faires
The Austin Chronicle
December 11, 2012

David Bologna, Billy Elliot The Musical[Austin, Texas, USA] -When the Chronicle sat down with David Bologna to talk about his time in the original Broadway cast of Billy Elliot the Musical, the Austin song-and-dance phenom had a lot to say – more than we could squeeze into the printed interview. So here’s a fuller version. The national tour of the musical opens at Bass Concert Hall today.

Expressing Yourself, David BolognaBologna’s road to the Great White Way and a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical at the age of 14 began in New Orleans and includes a stint as a championship Irish dancer, being the go-to kid in his Trent Kowalik and David Bologna of Billy Elliothometown’s theatre community, his family’s move to Austin following Katrina, and months of auditions before he won the role of Billy’s best bud, the irrepressible, cross-dressing Michael.

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