Meet Billy Elliot: Alphabetical Profile Index

    Last Updated: 5-May-2024

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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.

    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 355 young performers 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.

    Life After Billy

    Beginning in 2020, we began to research and add to some of the Billy profiles a segment called Life After Billy. These segments pick up from where the original profiles left off — after a boy played Billy for the last time. For those who continued in the performing arts, these added sections of their profiles highlight the performance careers of a Billy from when he took his final bows in the role through the present day. The research for this new endeavor is being headed up by a mother of a former Billy — Rebecca Batchelor who, whenever possible, is in contact with past Billys or their parents to fill in the information about these post Billy careers not available through online resources. This is a gradual process and we slowly hope to add such segments to all the boys who have continued in the performing arts after their time in BETM. 

    In the Profile Index, below, the name of the boys who have a Life After Billy segment added to their profiles will appear in red.


    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.