Monday, October 19, 2020

    Meet Billy Elliot: Alphabetical Profile Index

    Last Updated: 4-Sep-2020

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    In 2010, I began writing a profile (bio) for all the Billys in Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) who were currently in the role at that time (London and Broadway) and then subsequently for each new Billy who debuted after that to the present day — in all professional, North American regional and community theatre productions of the show world-wide. In August of 2014, I added profiles of the early Billys in London who debuted from 2005 to 2010. In August of 2016,’s BETM editor, Emily, researched and wrote profiles for the six Australian Billys who had brought the role to life in Sydney and Melbourne prior to the time I began to write these profiles. For seven years, these six talented young men had been without a profile here. That was rectified due to Emily’s splendid efforts.

    Since the Fall of 2019, beginning with some of the older Billy Profiles on the site, we’re gradually adding a section to them called “Life After Billy” – updated information on those former Billys who have gone on to pursue performing careers in their days after portraying Billy. The hope is that going forward we can gradually add that section to the other past Billys’ profiles. Rebecca Batchelor, mother of a former Broadway & US Tour Billy herself, does the research and writing of this new feature.

    Of course no article about the boys who have played Billy would be complete without singling out the three young men who originated the role in the very first production of this wonderful show. It has been said that it’s the most difficult role ever created for a boy in musical theatre, described by Director Stephen Daldry  as “playing Hamlet while running a marathon”.  We can only imagine what that process had been like with no prior examples to draw from. So kudos to the boys who started it all:

    London Production (2005-2016) The Original Three BETM Billys (l-r Liam Mower, George Maguire, James Lomas)

    And they set the standard for excellence for all who would follow them.

    This page is under continual construction, always being updated as time and new information becomes available and, of course, as new Billys debut.  In total, on this site there are currently profiles for the 293 boys who have starred in one production or another of the musical to date.


    So how do I find the profile of a particular Billy on the site?

    There are a couple of ways you can access the profiles of each Billy…

    Profiles By Location

    If you’d like to just see the Billys who appeared in a particular production of BETM, go here and then click on the production for the group of Billys you’d like to see.

    Profiles By Last Name

    The second way to access Billy profiles on the site is via the table, below, which lists the Billys alphabetically by last name.


    Profile Index


    This is a listing of all Billy profiles on site.  They are listed in alphabetical order by last name. By clicking on the proper letter tab (below) and then on the name of the Billy below his picture, you’ll be taken to his profile.

    Birthdays of the Billys

    We've collected the birthdays of all the boys who currently play Billy in Billy Elliot The Musical, or have in the past, and listed them here, in one place.

    Billy Elliot the Musical: Tracking the Billys

    This article provides a listing of the actors who portrayed Billy for all past and current productions of the musical, by performance date.

    When Did the Billys Debut?

    This article contains a comprehensive listing, by debut date, for each of the young actors who have portrayed Billy Elliot on stage in all productions of the show worldwide.

    Billy Elliot the Musical: A Synopsis

    This article is a synopsis of Billy Elliot the Musical, both for those who will be attending the show for the first time and for those who recently viewed it and have questions about some aspect of the show

    Billy Elliot The Musical: Cast Information

    A listing of all cast members of past and current productions of Billy Elliot The Musical.