13-year old Mitchell Tobin, from Florida, joins the West End company of Billy Elliot the Musical today, reprising the title role that he previously played in the North American touring company of the show.
He is the 36th actor and the eighth American to play the role of Billy Elliot in the West End, where the production is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
In a statement Mitchell commented, “I am 13 years old and live with my dad, mom, sister Shaina and my brother Ben in Florida, USA. I first started dancing when I was three and a few years later I started competing in dance competitions. My Billy Elliot journey began when I was nine when I auditioned for the role in America. I was later asked to play Billy in the North American touring production which was an incredible experience. I feel very honoured to have been asked to join the cast of Billy Elliot in London – I am so looking forward to playing Billy Elliot again and I can’t wait to make my West End debut!”
He joins a cast led by Anna-Jane Casey, who plays Billy’s dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson; Deka Walmsley, who plays Billy’s dad; and Kevin Wathen, who plays Billy’s brother Tony, with Howard Crossley as George, Alexander Loxton as Older Billy, Kay Milbourne as Dead Mum, Simon Ray Harvey as Mr. Braithwaite, and Ann Emery, who created the role of Grandma when the show premiered in 2005.
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Monday 9th December 2013