Meet Billy Elliot: Westin Brown

Note: Westin’s final show as Billy in The Firehouse Theatre (Dallas, TX) production of Billy Elliot The Musical was on August 14, 2016.

Debut: July 28, 2016 (The Firehouse Theatre, Dallas TX)

Total Performances as Billy:  15 (No partial shows) 

Westin Brown Thumb1Westin Brown led the cast when he debuted as Billy in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch, Texas. He is a student at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts.

While this was the 12-year-old’s debut on the stage of The Firehouse Theatre, Westin was no stranger to theater-goers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Prior theatrical experience includes a variety of Children’s Theater productions and roles in some major productions in the area:

Westin Brown as "Winthrop" in The Music Man
Westin Brown as “Winthrop” in The Music Man

  • Disney’s Alice In Wonderland (2012) at the Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre
  • A Wrinkle in Time (2013) Artisan Center Theater
  • The Boy From Oz (2014)  Uptown Players
  • Tarzan (2014) Artisan Center Theater
  • Tilly The Trickster (2014) Artie’s Playhouse at the Artisan Center Theater
  • The Music Man (2015) Artisan Center Theater
  • The Secret Garden (2015) 
  • Big River (2016) Plaza Theatre Company
  • A Year With Frog & Toad (2016)  Dallas Children’s Theater

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Westin Brown as Colin Craven in The Secret Garden

To get a sense of Westin’s performing skills, this video clip, which was a trailer by Uptown Players for their 2014 show The Boy From Oz, features some scenes of Westin performing in the show:

Credit: Video by craigolynch

Upon his debut as Billy in the Firehouse Theatre production of BETM, Westin becomes the 156th boy worldwide since 2005 to play the role in a non youth/school production of the musical. 

Westin Brown is Billy Elliot
Westin Brown is Billy Elliot

Credit: Photo by Jason Anderson/Pendleton Photography

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