More

    Meet Billy Elliot: Australia

    Billy Biographical Information 

    Four boys originated the role of Billy in Sydney – Rhys Kosakowski, Rarmian Newton, Lochlan Denholm and Nick Twiney.

    During the year and a half that BETM was running in Australia a total of 10 boys played the lead role. This included Corey Snide, who was on loan from the London production to cover for injured Australian Billys.

    Three of the Australian Billys went on to play the role in America after performing in Australia. They are Dayton Tavares, Michael Dameski and Daniel Russell.

    To find out more about Australian Billys, click on their names below their pictures:

    Michael Dameski Thumb2 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 12: The four actors playing the character of Billy Elliot, Rarmian Newton, Rhys Kosakowski, Nick Twiney and Lochlan Denholm pose for a photo during a photocall for the Australian production of "Billy Elliot - The Musical" at the Capitol Theatre on December 12, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)  Josh Denyer headshot 3

     

    Rhys Kosakowski headshot  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) The four young Billy's; Rarmian Newton;Rhys Kosakowski;Nick Twiney and Lochlan Denholm pose for a photo during a press call at the Capitol Theatre on December 12, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)
    DAMESKI DENHOLM DENYER KOSAKOWSKI NEWTON
    Daniel Russell Thumb Corey Snide Thumb2 Dayton Tavares Thumb3  Nick Twiney headshot  Joshua Waiss Gates headshot
    RUSSELL SNIDE TAVARES TWINEY WAISS GATES
    The Original Four Australian Billys (l-r Rarmian Newton, Rhys Kosakowski, Nick Twiney, Lochlan Denholm) Helpmann Award Winners for Best Actor in a Musical
    The Original Four Australian Billys (l-r: Rarmian Newton, Rhys Kosakowski, Nick Twiney, Lochlan Denholm) Helpmann Award Winners for Best Actor in a Musical

    Back to The Australian Main Page

    To All Billys Listed By Location

    To The Billy Alphabetical Profile Main Page