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Dancer Drew Minard grows step by step into 'Billy Elliot' role

Drew Minard in the title role in "Billy Elliot: The Musical." (Amy Boyle photo)
Drew Minard in the title role in "Billy Elliot: The Musical." (Amy Boyle photo)
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Like the character he plays in “Billy Elliot: The Musical,” Drew Minard is first and foremost a dancer. Whatever comes along with that is fine, but for now it’s still his feet doing most of the talking. “I’ve been dancing since I was 3, and never really did any acting or singing before this,” said Minard, a 12-year-old native of Clive, Iowa, who plays the title character in the national touring production of “Billy Elliot: ...


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