Meet Billy Elliot: Pedro Sousa

    Note:  Pedro Sousa’s final performance as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) at the Teatro Alfa in São Paulo, Brazil was on June 30, 2019.

    Debut: March 16, 2019 (São Paulo, Brazil)

    Total Performances as Billy:  27.6  (Includes the two tag team final shows in São Paulo, credited at 0.3 each)

    Pedro Sousa was 10 years old (5-Sep-2008) when he debuted as Billy in the Brazilian production of BETM at the Teatro Alfa in São Paulo.  He is from Rio de Janeiro and is the youngest of the three Brazilian Billys.

    Pedro is an accomplished dancer with training in ballet, jazz and other styles. He has competed and won accolades at many competitions including All Dance Brazil.  However, before his involvement in BETM he had no acting or singing experience.

    Auditions for BETM were held in September 2018 and from there Pedro was invited to undertake a few months of training before a final decision was made.  Then in January 2019 Pedro received the news that he had been cast in the role of Billy.

    Here is a clip of Pedro performing Electricity, which shows off his excellent ballet and acrobatic skills:


    With his debut performance as Billy on 16-Mar-2019 Pedro becomes the 261st young actor to play the role in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical.

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