Meet Billy Elliot: Brando Gallesi

    Note: Brando Gallesi’s final show as Billy in the Peruvian production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) in Lima was on Aug 26, 2018.

    Debut: June 2, 2018 (Lima, Peru)

    Total Performances as Billy:  22.3 (Includes the final show where all 3 Billys performed – credited at 0.3)

    Brando Gallesi was 15 years old (D.O.B. = 3-Nov-2002) when he made his debut as Billy in the Peruvian production of BETM at the Teatro Peruano Japonés in Lima.

    Brando is a very experienced actor having appeared in numerous TV shows, films and theatre productions.

    Brando as Salvador in “Django”

    TV shows that he has appeared in include:

    • Ramírez
    • Los Amores de Polo
    • Pulseras Rojas
    • El Regreso de Lucas

    Films include:

    • Siete Semillas (2016)
    • Once Machos (2017)
    • ‘Salvador’ in Django (2018)

    Theatre includes:

    • ‘Young Peter’ in El Chico de Oz (Preludio Associacion Cultural, 2013)
    • The Full Monty (Teatro Peruano Japonés, 2015)

    Brando is also a talented dancer and he is a champion in Marinera Limeña, which is a traditional style of dance from the coast of Peru.  His other hobbies include singing and playing the guitar.  The following video shows Brando singing with his sister Luana:

    Credit: Video by Mi Nombre es Luana

    Brando now gets the chance to combine all his talents for one role – the role of Billy Elliot. He has been training hard for the past year in order to prepare to play this most demanding part.

    Here’s Brando talking (in Spanish) about what it is like to play Billy.  The video also shows some rehearsal footage:

    Credit: Video by Los Productores

    With his debut performance as Billy Elliot on 2-Jun-2018 he becomes the 246th young actor in the world to play the role of Billy in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical.


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