Meet Billy Elliot: Dávid Halász

    Note: Dávid Halász’s final show as Billy in the Hungarian production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) was on Sep 22, 2019.

    Debut: September 2, 2018 (Budapest, Hungary)

    Total Performances as Billy:  9 (No partial shows) 

    Dávid Halász was 12 years old (d.o.b. = 19-Apr-2005) when he made his debut as Billy in the third season of the Hungarian production of BETM at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest.

    Dávid’s previous experience on stage includes playing the role of ‘Michael Banks’ in Mary Poppins at the Mádach Theatre in 2012.  He also performed as ‘Gavroche’ in Les Miserables at the Mádach Theatre in April 2015, a role he shared with fellow Billy Áron Vizlendvai.

    Dávid Halász as ‘Gavroche’ in Les Miserables

    Here is a video of Dávid showing off his singing skills:

    Credit: Video by Szervezés Proton

    Dávid auditioned for the first season of the Budapest production of BETM, which was back in 2016.  He was then chosen to play Michael for the second season, with his first performance in that role being on 1-Jul-2017.  

    After continuing to work hard, Dávid finally got the good news in May 2018 that he had been cast in the lead role of Billy for the third season of the show. 

    Dávid Halász (right) as Michael performs “Expressing Yourself” alongside Olivér Lukács (left) as Billy

    The part of Billy is a huge role for Dávid but his past performing experience will help him.  He says that his life has changed completely since the BETM casting and he spends a lot of time in the theatre these days.

    With his debut performance as Billy on 2-Sep-2018, Dávid has the unique distinction of being the 250th actor worldwide to play the role of Billy in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical. 

    For the 2019 season, which is the fourth consecutive year that BETM has been performed in Budapest, David returns to play the role of Billy once again.

    For more information about Dávid visit:

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