Billy-Elliot-PosterLike some of the other data associated with Billy Elliot the Musical, the tracking of which boy has portrayed Billy at any given performance is information in danger of being lost forever if it’s not recorded properly. So again, here at theskykid.com, we are endeavoring to create a historical record of that information so it’s always available to posterity.

Beginning on March 31, 2005, with the first preview performance of Billy Elliot the Musical in London, this article provides a listing of the actors who portrayed Billy for each performance — for all active productions of the musical, by performance date. The charts are formatted by month.

London data prior to January, 2012 is not complete. On the charts, the reader will note blank spaces next to some London performance dates, especially in 2005 and 2009. From the beginning, the data for the West End production has been supplied solely by fans of the show who have been in attendance at a performance and have graciously taken the time to note who had performed at the show they’d just seen. Obviously, that can be a “hit or miss” approach, as there are some shows fans didn’t attend or, if they did attend, they didn’t report who performed.

Readers will note that, beginning with the summer of 2012, London data (and indeed data from all the productions) is pretty much complete due to the diligence of fans who have faithfully supplied the information of which Billy performed at each venue.

Note: Each of the tabs, below, represents one year of shows. The charts encompass combined data from all productions of BETM that were running in each month. To access the information, click first on the appropriate year’s tab and then on the thumbnail of the month you desire.

Note: The Billys are listed on the charts by first name only. A complete list of the Billys is located here.

  • The Billys and Michaels from Tampere, Finland with the production’s director, Samuel Harjanne (back). Front l-r: Nuutti Kerppilä (Michael), Juho Mönkkönen (Michael then Billy), Jiri Rajala (Billy), Ilmari Kujansuu (Michael), Simo Riihelä (Billy), Osku Perkiö (Billy).

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2019 by clicking on the year links (below):

    • Arlington, VA (Signature Theatre) (2019, 2018)
    • Australian Tour (2019)
    • Boca Raton, FL (Showtime Performing Arts Theatre) (2019)
    • Budapest, Hungary (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Theatre Calgary) (2019)
    • Carmel, CA (Pacific Repertory Theatre) (2019)
    • East Haddam, CT (Goodspeed Musicals) (2019)
    • Kansas City, MO (Spinning Tree Theatre) (2019)
    • Madrid, Spain (2019, 2018, 2017)
    • Mataró, Spain (2019, 2018)
    • Moline, IL (The Spotlight Theatre) (2019)
    • Newark, OH (Weathervane Playhouse) (2019)
    • Newburyport, MA (Firehouse Center for the Arts) (2019)
    • Oakland, CA (Woodminster Summer Musicals) (2019)
    • Philadelphia, PA (Narberth Community Theatre) (2019)
    • Pilsen, Czech Republic (2019)
    • Portsmouth, NH (Seacoast Repertory Theatre) (2019)
    • Sandy Springs, GA (City Springs Theatre) (2019)
    • Santiago, Chile (2019)
    • São Paulo, Brazil (Teatro Alfa) (2019)
    • Stratford, ON, Canada (Stratford Festival) (2019)
    • Talent, OR (Camelot Theatre Company) (2019)
    • Tampere, Finland (2019, 2018)
    • Vaasa, Finland (2019, 2018)
    • Wilmington, NC (Opera House Theatre Company) (2019
    • Winston-Salem, NC (Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance) (2019)
    • Winter Garden, FL (Garden Theatre) (2019)

     

     

  • The Billys of Madrid with some of the adult cast. Billys l-r: Diego Rey, Cristian López, Óscar Pérez, Miguel Millán, Pau Gimeno and Pablo Bravo

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2018 by clicking on the year links (below):

    • Allentown, PA (Civic Theatre) (2018)
    • Budapest, Hungary (2018, 2017, 2016)
    • Chorzow/Warsaw, Poland (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
    • Des Moines, IA (Des Moines Community Playhouse) (2018)
    • Eastsound, WA (Orcas Center for the Performing Arts) (2018)
    • Italian Tour (2018)
    • Kalamazoo, MI (Kalmazoo Civic Theatre) (2018)
    • Lima, Peru (2018)
    • Mataró, Spain (2018)
    • Mexican Tour (2018)
    • Sandnes, Norway (2018)
    • Seoul, South Korea (2018, 2017)
    • Staunton, VA (ShenanArts) (2018)
    • Vaasa, Finland (2018, 2017)
    • Waukesha, WI (Waukesha Civic Theatre) (2018)
  • The child cast of the UK & Ireland/Hamburg Tour of BETM after the special finale at the closing show of the tour in Hamburg. (Billys l-r: Haydn May, Emile Gooding, Adam Abbou, Lewis Smallman)

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2017 by clicking on the year links (below):

    • Anchorage, AK (Anchorage Concert Association) (2017)
    • Aurora, CO (Vintage Theatre) (2017)
    • Berkeley, CA (Berkeley Playhouse) (2017)
    • Boston, MA (Wheelock Family Theatre) (2017)
    • Breckenridge, CO (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre) (2017)
    • Brewster, MA (Cape Rep Theatre) (2017)
    • Budapest, Hungary (2017, 2016)
    • Cedar Rapids, IA (Theatre Cedar Rapids) (2017)
    • Champaign, IL (Twin City Theatre Company) (2017)
    • Chicago, IL (Porchlight Music Theatre) (2017)
    • Cranberry Township, PA (Keystone Stage Music Theater) (2017)
    • Duluth, MN (Duluth Playhouse) (2017
    • Duryea, PA (Phoenix Performing Arts Centre) (2017)
    • Evergreen, CO (Evergreen Chorale) (2017)
    • Fargo, ND (Fargo Moorehead Community Theatre) (2017)
    • Italian Tour (2017)
    • Kelowna, BC, Canada (Kelowna Actors Studio) (2017)
    • Kenner, LA (Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts) (2017)
    • Lawrence, KS (Lawrence Arts Center) (2017)
    • Lockport, NY (Historic Palace Theatre) (2017)
    • Mesa, AZ (Mesa Encore Theatre) (2017)
    • Mexico City, Mexico (2017)
    • Modesto, CA (Modesto Performing Arts) (2017)
    • Peoria, IL (Peoria Players) (2017)
    • Portland, OR (Pixie Dust Productions) (2017)
    • San Diego, CA (San Diego Musical Theatre) (2017)
    • Simi Valley, CA (Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi) (2017
    • St. John’s, NL, Canada (Atlantic Light Theatre) (2017)
    • Stockholm, Sweden (2017)
    • Sudbury, ON, Canada (YES Theatre) (2017)
    • Tel Aviv & Israeli Tour, Israel (2017) (2016)
    • Tokyo/Osaka, Japan (2017)
    • UK/Ireland Tour (2017, 2016)
    • Wallingford, CT (The Square Foot Theatre) (2017)
    • Walnut Creek, CA (Contra Costa Musical Theatre) (2017)
    • Williamstown, NJ (The Road Company at the Grand Theatre) (2017)
  • Among other happenings in the BETM world, 2016 is the year that the original production of the show came to an end.  April 9th was the final show at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. February also marked the beginning of the first ever UK/Ireland Tour production in Plymouth, England. The Tour was initially booked into 10 venues around the UK and in Dublin, Ireland. The Tour Billys’ performances are being recorded here also.

    Here is the information for all the Billys who appeared in the various productions of the show this year:

    Final Curtain Call in London
    Final Curtain Call in London

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2016 by clicking on the year links (below):

    • Adrian, MI (The Croswell Opera House) (2016)
    • Athens, Greece (2016) (2015)
    • Auckland, New Zealand (2016)
    • Brandon, MB, Canada (Mecca Productions) (2016)
    • Brownsville, TX (Camille Playhouse) (2016)
    • Budapest, Hungary (2016)
    • Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Music Theatre) (2016)
    • Deal Park, NJ (Axelrod Performing Arts Center) (2016)
    • Fairfield, OH (Fairfield Summer Theatre) (2016)
    • Farmers Branch, TX (The Firehouse Theatre) (2016)
    • Greensburg, PA (Stage Right! Theatre Company) (2016)
    • Helena, MT (Grandstreet Theatre) (2016)
    • Honolulu, HI (Diamond Head Theatre) (2016)
    • Indianapolis, IN (Bob Direx @ Marian University Theatre (2016)
    • Issaquah & Everett, WA (Village Theatre) (2016)
    • Italian Tour (2016) (2015)
    • La Crosse, WI (La Crosse Community Theatre) (2016)
    • Lakeville, MN (Children’s Castle Theater) (2016)
    • Lakewood, OH (Beck Center for the Arts) (2016)
    • Lancaster, PA (Fulton Theatre) (2016)
    • London (West End), England (2016) (2015) (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)*
    • Malmö, Sweden (2016)
    • Manchester, NH (The Palace Theatre) (2016)
    • Marblehead, MA (Mablehead Little Theatre) (2016)
    • Media, PA (Media Theatre) (2016) (2015)
    • Mendham, NJ (NJ Community Theatre – Hexagon Players) (2016)
    • Northbrook, IL (The Highland Park Players) (2016)
    • Norwell, MA (Company Theatre) (2016)
    • Phoenix, AZ (Phoenix Theatre Mainstage) (2016/17)
    • Reykjavik, Iceland (2016) (2015)
    • San Diego, CA (California Youth Conservatory – CYC) (2016)
    • San Jose, CA (CMT Marquee – Montgomery Theater) (2016)
    • Santa Cruz, CA (All About Theatre – Rio Theatre) (2016)
    • Tel Aviv/Haifa, Israel  (2016)
    • Thomaston, CT (Landmark Community Theatre) (2016)
    • Tulsa, OK (Tulsa Project Theatre – Tulsa PAC) (2016)
    • UK/Ireland Tour (2016)
    • Vancouver, BC, Canada (Arts Club Theatre Company) (2016)
    • Venice, FL (Venice Theatre) (2016)
    • Verona, WI (Verona Area Community Theater) (2016)
    • Warwick, RI (Ocean State Theatre) (2016)
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Royal MTC – John Hirsch Mainstage) (2016)

    *Note: Tracking on the BE Forum for the London production only goes back to January of 2009, as the “new” BE Forum came into existence in that year.

    The Curtain Call at the Opening Night show of the UK/Ireland Tour in Plymouth

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    After almost exactly one year and 323 performances, Billy in The Netherlands closed on 7-Nov-2015. All 12 Billys who had starred in the show there performed in a special mashup at the end of the final show.

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2015 by clicking on the year links (below):

    • Athens, Greece (2015)
    • Beverly, MA (North Shore Music Theatre) (2015)
    • Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)
    • The Hague, The Netherlands (2015) (2014)
    • Helsinki, Finland (2015)
    • Jupiter, FL (Maltz Jupiter Theatre) (2015)
    • La Mirada/Glendale, CA (La Mirada & Alex Theatres) (2015)
    • London (West End), England (2015) (2014) (2013) (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)*
    • Media, PA (Media Theatre) (2015)
    • Memphis, TN (Playhouse on the Square) (2015)
    • Oakbrook Terrace, IL (Drury Lane Theatre) (2015)
    • Oklahoma City, OK (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma) (2015)
    • Oslo, Norway (2015) (2014)
    • Patchogue, NY (Patchogue Theatre – Long Island) (2015)
    • Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium) (2015)
    • Tallinn, Estonia (2015)
    • Wichita, KS (Music Theatre Wichita) (2015)

     

    *Note: Tracking on the BE Forum for the London production only goes back to January of 2009, as the “new” BE Forum came into existence in that year.

  • The Six Originating Billys for BETM The Netherlands
    The Six Originating Billys for BETM The Netherlands (l-r Svenno van Kleij, Jillis Roshanali, Tydo Korver, Stijn van der Plas, Roan Pronk and Carlos Puts)

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2014 by clicking on the year links (below):

     

    *Note: Tracking on the BE Forum for the London production only goes back to January of 2009, as the “new” BE Forum came into existence in that year.

  • Final Cast Picture From The North American Tour
    Final Cast Picture From The North American Tour

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2013 by clicking on the year links (below):

    *Note: Tracking on the BE Forum for the London production only goes back to January of 2009, as the “new” BE Forum came into existence in that year.

  • BETM Broadway’s Final Four Billys (l-r Peter Mazurowski, Joseph Harrington, Julian Elia and Tade Biesinger)
    BETM Broadway’s Final Four Billys (l-r Peter Mazurowski, Joseph Harrington, Julian Elia and Tade Biesinger)

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2012 by clicking on the year links (below):

     

    *Note: Tracking on the BE Forum for the London production only goes back to January of 2009, as the “new” BE Forum came into existence in that year.

  • The 5 Billys of Seoul, South Korea
    The 5 Billys of Seoul, South Korea

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2011 by clicking on the year links (below):

     

    *Note: Tracking on the BE Forum for the London production only goes back to January of 2009, as the “new” BE Forum came into existence in that year.

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  • The Six BETM Chicago Billys (l-r J.P. Viernes, Marcus Pei, Myles Erlick, Tommy Batchelor, Giuseppe Bausilio and Cesar Corrales)
    The Six BETM Chicago Billys (l-r J.P. Viernes, Marcus Pei, Myles Erlick, Tommy Batchelor, Giuseppe Bausilio and Cesar Corrales)

    Tracking By Performance Location

    Note that if you would just like to look at the performance info from a particular production, we also track performance information by production for those roles where there are multiple actors cast in them, including the Billys, at the Billy Elliot Forum. You can access that information for productions active in 2010 by clicking on the year links (below):

     

    *Note: Tracking on the BE Forum for the London production only goes back to January of 2009, as the “new” BE Forum came into existence in that year.

  • Broadway Billys David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish and Trent Kowalik at the 2009 Tony Awards at which they jointly won the Best Actor in a Musical Award
    Broadway Billys David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish and Trent Kowalik at the 2009 Tony Awards at which they jointly won the Best Actor in a Musical Award

  • BETM Opens on Broadway (Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik)
    BETM Opens on Broadway (Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik)

  • Opening night in Sydney, Australia. Left to right Rhys Kosakowski, Nick Twiney, Elton John, Lochlan Denholm, Rarmian Newton, David Furnish.
    Opening night in Sydney, Australia. Left to right Rhys Kosakowski, Nick Twiney, Elton John, Lochlan Denholm, Rarmian Newton, David Furnish.

  • Original London Billys win a joint 2006 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (l-r: James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower)
    Original London Billys win a joint 2006 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (l-r: James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower)

  • London’s 3 Original Billys (l-r James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower)
    London’s 3 Original Billys (l-r James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower)

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    Current

    The cumulative total performances for all Billys performing in BETM shows during the month indicated:

    Past

    Cumulative totals for Billys who appeared in past productions of the show, sorted by productions in the area of the world where those productions were presented. Please note that where charts are split into years, a past Billy’s information appears in the year of his last show.

    UK

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