Monday, March 30, 2020

    Meet Billy Elliot: Diego Sánchez

    Note:  Diego Sánchez will be appearing as Billy in the Mexican production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) on tour around Mexico

    Debut: December 2, 2017 (Mexico City)

    Total Performances as Billy to Date:  3 (As of 31-Dec-2017) 

    Diego Sánchez was 10 years old (D.O.B. = 17-May-2007) when he debuted as Billy in the Mexican production of BETM in Mexico City.  He is from Puebla, which is a city southeast of Mexico City. 

    Diego first auditioned for BETM in February 2016, and was chosen to start training at the Billy Elliot Academy that had been set up to train potential Billys in Mexico.  There Diego was taught ballet, tap, acrobatics, singing and acting.  

    Diego at the Billy Elliot Academy

    Diego was not cast as one of the original Mexican Billys, though he was cast as one of two young actors to share the role of Small Boy.  Whilst playing Small Boy, Diego continued with his Billy training in the hope that he may be able to play the role later in the production’s run.  In November 2017 it was announced that Diego had achieved his goal and would soon make his debut in the title role.

    Diego as Small Boy in BETM Mexico

    With his debut performance as Billy in Mexico City on 2-Dec-2017 Diego becomes the 233th actor worldwide to play the role in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical. 

    The Mexican production had its last show in Mexico City on 30-Dec-2017, and will embark on a tour of Mexico starting on 20-Jan-2018.  Diego will continue to play Billy on the tour.

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