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    Meet Billy Elliot: Olivér Lukács

    Note: Olivér Lukács’s final show as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest was on September 9, 2018.

    Debut: July 1, 2017 (Budapest, Hungary)

    Total Performances as Billy:  24 (No partial shows) 

    Olivér Lukács debuted as Billy Elliot in the second season of the Hungarian production of BETM at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest in the summer of 2017.

    Olivér first auditioned for BETM back in 2015 when they were casting for its first season in Budapest.  He made it down to the final 16 boys who then received many weeks of training in acting, dancing and singing.  They were then whittled down further to the final 10 boys, from which the original Billys and Michaels would be chosen.  The identities of these boys were revealed at a press event in February 2016.

    The Billy and Michael finalists for the original cast of BETM Hungary. Olivér Lukács is fifth from the left.

    Olivér was eventually chosen as one of the original Michaels in Budapest.  His first performance in this role was on 30-Jul-2016, and he went on to play Michael 18 times before his final show on 31-Dec-2016.

    Olivér Lukács as Michael (left) alongside Áron Vizlendvai as Billy (right)

    For the second season of BETM in Budapest Olivér was promoted to the lead role of Billy.  With his debut performance on 1-Jul-2017 he became the 197th actor in the world to play the role of Billy Elliot.

    Olivér continues in the role of Billy for the third season of BETM in 2018.

    For more information about Olivér visit:

    Billy Elliot the Forum

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