Friday, December 6, 2019

    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

    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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