Meet Billy Elliot: Max Vilarrasa

    Note:  Max Vilarrasa’s final show as Billy in the Barcelona, Spain, production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) was on May 22, 2022.

    Debut: October 10, 2021 (Barcelona, Spain)

    Total Performances as Billy:  46.5 (Includes one partial show credited at 0.5) 

    Max Vilarassa was 12 years old (D.O.B. = 29-Mar-2009) when he made his debut as Billy in the Spanish production of BETM at the Teatre Victòria in Barcelona.  He is from Vic, which is in the province of Barcelona.

    When he heard about the auditions for the Barcelona Billy School, Max had already seen both the film and the production of BETM in Madrid.  Going into the casting, Max expected to be able to do everything really well due to his previous dance experience, but quickly realized that there was a lot he still had to learn.  When asked whether he identifies with the character of Billy, Max says, “I have been very lucky with my parents and my family, who have supported me a lot.”

    A couple of weeks before the show opened in Barcelona, a press call was held, during which Max performed the Finale with the rest of the BETM cast:

    Credit: Video by BroadwayWorld Spain

    After two years of preparation, Max now feels ready to take to the stage in Barcelona as Billy.  Max’s debut performance on 10-Oct-2021 makes him the 314th young actor worldwide to play the role of Billy in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical.

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