American Billy Joins West End Cast of Billy Elliot the Musical

By Mark Shenton
09 Dec 2013

Mitchell Tobin, a 13-year-old from Florida, joins the West End company of Billy Elliot the Musical Dec. 9 to reprise the the title role that he previously played in the North American touring company.



He is the 36th boy and the eighth American to play Billy Elliot in the West End, where the original production is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

In a press statement he 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 on stage when the show premiered in 2005.

To book tickets, which are currently on sale through May 16, 2014, contact the box office on 0844 248 5000, or visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com.