Get to know the young lead performers of the Billy Elliot national tour! Broadway.com brings you an intimate look at the stars of the Tony-winning musical, including Ben Cook. The 14 year old played Billy’s best friend Michael both on Broadway and on tour, and he is now taking the lead in the title role, which opens at the National Arts Centre on January 1 and runs through January 6. The young actor credits A Chorus Line and Rent with inspiring him to be a performer. Watch the video below to learn more about Cook, including his love of photography and The Hunger Games and what it feels like to dance in Billy Elliot.