David Bologna (born December 3, 1994) is an American actor, dancer and singer. Beginning conducting performance at the age of seven, Bologna became a Tony Award nominee at the age of fourteen as the Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his Broadway debut as Billy's flamboyant best friend Michael in Billy Elliot the Musical.

David Bologna
BornDecember 1994 (age 24)
OccupationActor, dancer, singer
Years active2008–present

Life and careerEdit

Born and raised in New Orleans, Bologna was active in local theatre productions, including Bye Bye Birdie at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, “Seussical the Musical” with Brandt Blocker Presents at Six Flags New Orleans, and Peter Pan, until Hurricane Katrina forced his family to relocate to Austin, Texas.[1] In Texas he performed with the Zachary Scott Theatre and the youth theatre kidsActing Studio and appeared in multiple productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Grease, and Cabaret.

He is a two-time winner of the North American Irish Dancing Championships and placed fifth in the World Irish Dance Championships. He also won the Big Easy Entertainment Award for his performances in Oliver! and The Music Man.[2]

On November 13, 2008, Billy Elliot opened on Broadway featuring Bologna alternating in the role of Michael with Frank Dolce. Although the three actors who portrayed Billy shared the Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Bologna alone was nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as he had been the one to "debut" the role in the first "official" performance.[3] Bologna's last performance in Billy Elliot was on September 27, 2009, however he returned to perform the role of Michael on June 16, 2010 for a limited engagement which lasted until August 8, 2010.

In May 2017, Bologna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

AwardsEdit

Awards
Year Award Category Role Show Result Ref.
2009 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Michael Billy Elliot the Musical Nominated [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Times-Picayune, May 24, 2008
  2. ^ Biography at TheatreMania.com Archived 2009-07-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ TheatreAficionado.com, May 6, 2009
  4. ^ "Tony Awards Official Website - Past Winners 2009". TonyAwards.com. Retrieved November 11, 2011.[permanent dead link]

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