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    Meet Billy Elliot: James Ciccarelle

    Note: James’s final performance as Billy in the Hexagon Players production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM), was on 21-May, 2016.

    Debut: May 14, 2016 (Hexagon Players, Mendham, NJ)  

    Total Performances as Billy:  4 (No partial shows) 

    James Ciccarelle Thumb (Resize)James Ciccarelle was  11-years-old, from Summit, NJ, when he debuted in the title role in the Hexagon Players production of BETM. He has studied dance, voice and musical theater at Class Act Performing Arts Studio and has also privately studied Dance at Dance Molinari (NYC) and also has privately studied voice with Adam Roebuck (NY/NJ).

    Although this was his first time playing Billy Elliot on stage, it is far from being his performing debut.  Indeed, James has a performance resume that would be the envy of many an adult professional artist.

    His recent theatrical credits include:

      • James as Randy in A Christmas Story
        James as Randy in A Christmas Story
        A Christmas Story The Musical (Randy)
      • Bonnie & Clyde The Musical (Young Clyde)
      • Into the Woods (Jack)
      • Peter Pan (Michael Darling)

    In this TV news feature clip, which aired days before the show opened in December, 2014, the co-director/co-choreographer and three members of the child cast of A Christmas Story The Musical at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota are interviewed. Inter-spliced with the interviews is film footage of rehearsal scenes from the show. Look for James in the green shirt: 

    A very in demand actor, James also has numerous TV, Film and Voice Over credits on his resume. Just to name a few of those:

    James Ciccarelle (Alex in Reflection)
    James Ciccarelle (Alex in Reflection)

    TV

    • USA Network’s Donny!  (Guest Star)

    Film

    • Newlyweeds (2013)  (Museum Kid)
    • Reflection (2014) (Alex Mills)
    • Stupid & Demented (2015) (Robert-John)

     

    In April of 2016, the Hexagon Players released this video with the intent of introducing James to the public:

    Credit: Video by Billy at Hexagon

    When James made his debut as Billy on 14-May-2016, he became the 136th actor in the world to play the role.

    For more information about James visit:

    Billy Elliot the Forum, IMDb

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