Announcing the Billy Elliot the Musical cast

03 August 2016 / Published in Your Community

We’re thrilled to announce that Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) has named the lead adult actors in their upcoming production of Billy Elliot the Musical, presented by ASB.

Having recently named the three boys playing Billy and the three boys playing Michael, ATC has now announced the actors playing Billy’s father, grandma and dance teacher, as well as the ensemble cast including miners, policemen, female ballerinas and the older Billy Elliot.

ATC Artistic Director Colin McColl says, “We are delighted to have found this outstanding team of performers to help us bring New Zealand’s first production of this globally renowned show to life. It is a superb cast and an extraordinary opportunity for our young performers to work alongside such incredible musical theatre talent.”

Stephen Lovatt (Once on Chunuk Bair, Rupert, Fallen Angels) has been cast as Billy’s father Jackie, Rima Te Wiata (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Book of Everything) as Billy’s grandma and Jodie Dorday (Burying Brian, Blue Heelers, Take a Chance on Me) as Mrs Wilkinson, Billy’s dance teacher.

Other cast members have also been named; Jack Barry will be playing Billy’s brother Tony, and Daniel Cooper will be the older Billy Elliot.

The ensemble of miners and policemen has also been cast, and includes Andy Grainger, Jason Te Mete, Kyle Chuen, Jeremy Birchall, Andy Manning and James Luck.

ASB Head of Community, Sponsorship and Events Mark Graham agrees, saying, “We’ve been watching the construction of the new ASB Waterfront Theatre with interest over the last year and are eagerly awaiting the doors being open for Billy Elliot the Musical. We are thrilled to see such a talented line up of actors headlining the theatre’s premier show.”

ASB presents Billy Elliot the Musical

Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Music by Elton John
Original production directed by Stephen Daldry
Auckland Theatre Company production directed by Colin McColl


  • Jaxson Cook | Billy Elliot
  • Harry Sills | Billy Elliot
  • Ben Shieff | Billy Elliot
  • Daniel Bridgman | Michael
  • Stanley Reedy | Michael
  • Christian Swan | Michael
  • Stephen Lovatt | Jackie Elliot
  • Jodie Dorday | Mrs. Wilkinson
  • Rima Te Wiata | Grandma
  • Jack Barry | Tony Elliot
  • Andrew Grainger | Miner/policeman - Ensemble
  • Kyle Chuen | Miner/policeman - Ensemble
  • Bryony Skillington | Ensemble
  • Jeremy Birchall  | Miner/policeman - Ensemble
  • Kyle Chuen | Miner/policeman - Ensemble
  • Andy Manning  | Miner/policeman - Ensemble
  • James Luck | Miner/policeman - Ensemble
  • Jason Te Mete | Miner/policeman - Ensemble
  • Blaise Clotworthy  | Tall Boy/Posh boy/ Ensemble
  • Daniel Cooper | Older Billy/Dancer/Miner/Dance captain
  • Lana McFarlene | Woman 1/Mum

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