Meet Billy Elliot: David Fridholm

    Note: David’s final show as Billy in the Stockholm production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) was on November 21, 2017.

    Debut: February 10, 2017  (Stockholm, Sweden)

    Total Performances as Billy:  43 (Includes two partial shows credited @.5 each)

    David Fridholm was 12 years old (D.O.B = 16-Apr-2004) when he debuted as Billy in the Stockholm production of BETM at the Stockholm City Theatre.  He is in the 6th grade at Pops Academy in Stockholm.

    Grim Lohman (Billy, left) and David Fridholm (Michael, right)

    David has had a passion for singing and dancing from an early age, and he started his dance training at Step-In Dance Studio in Tyresö when he was six years old.  He also took ballet at the Alhanko Academy of Ballet.

    In 2015 David attended the “Billy School” in Stockholm, which was set up to train and audition potential Billys and Michaels for the production of BETM at the Malmö Opera House.  He was one of three boys to be cast in the role of Michael.  This was David’s first time performing in a musical.  

    During the Malmö run David performed with Grim Lohman as Billy.  Here’s a clip of the two of them performing Express Yourself on Swedish television:

    Credit: Video by Nyhetsmorgon

    For the 2017 Stockholm production David gets the chance to play the lead role of Billy.  His debut in this role was on 10-Feb-2017, making him the 183rd Billy worldwide. 

    For more information about David visit:

    Billy Elliot the Forum


    To Alphabetical Profile Index

    To The Stockholm Main Page

    To A Complete Listing of All BETM Articles