Meet Billy Elliot: Luke Garbacz

    Note: Luke’s final show as Billy in the San Diego’s California Youth Conservatory (CYC) production of Billy Elliot The Musical (BETM) at the Lyceum Theatre was on June 5, 2016. 

    Debut: May 28, 2016 (Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, CA)

    Total Performances as Billy:  5 (No partial shows) 

    Luke Garbacz ThumbLuke Garbacz was 12-years-old upon his debut as Billy and is from La Jolla, California. He is a 7th Grader at Creative Performing Media Arts. Luke plays sax and piano and he also enjoys playing tennis and soccer.

    Luke began dancing at the age of 10 at the City Ballet School in San Diego. He also studies tap with Tamlyn Orlando and voice with Karyn Overstreet.

    Recent Performance Credits include: Jack in Into The Woods and Gavroche in Les Mis, both at North Coast Reperatory Theatre (NCR). He also played the role of Schroeder in A Charlie Brown Christmas for Pickwick Players.

    In this video clip, Luke’s acting talents are on display.

    Credit: Video by karynoverstreet

    The Garbacz family have produced a very talented acting trio, as Luke’s younger brother Matthew will alternate in the role of Michael in this production of BETM and sister Juliet will dance the role of one of the Ballet Girls.

    The Garbacz Family (clockwise l-r Luke, Juliet and Matthew)

     Upon his debut as Billy, Luke became the 142nd boy to play the role in the world.

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