Meet Billy Elliot: Tiago Fernandes

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

Debut: March 15, 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) 

Tiago Fernandes was 12 years old (D.O.B. = 30-May-2006) when he debuted as Billy in the Brazilian production of BETM at the Teatro Alfa in São Paulo, Brazil, which is his hometown.

Tiago has been taking ballet classes for a few years.  He has won awards at dance competitions including at the Festival Bravos Premiere and at the Festival Passo de Arte.

Here is a video of Tiago competing at the Premio Paulista de Dança competition in 2017:

Credit: Video by Premio Paulista de Dança

Tiago auditioned for BETM in October 2018 and after impressing the audition panel was invited to begin training.  Four months later it was revealed that Tiago would be one of the Brazilian Billys, and since then he has been busy rehearsing to take on this challenging role.

The following video shows Tiago performing the BETM Finale:

Credit: Video by A Broadway É Aqui

Tiago’s debut performance as Billy at the opening night performance of the production on 15-Mar-2019 makes him the 260th actor worldwide to play the role in a professional, regional or community theatre production of the musical.


Tiago Fernandes is Billy Elliot

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