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Layton Williams

 
Bio:
Layton was born in Bury, Manchester and he began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot. He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People.He went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Artswhich was ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Layton was born in Bury, Manchester and he began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot. He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People.He went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Artswhich was ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [UK Tour]
2021
Jamie New
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Jamie New [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2016
Angel Schunard [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Billy (Alternate) [Replacement]

Photos

(Center) Cast member Layton Williams during the curtain call for the North American p Photo

(Center) Cast member Layton Williams during the curtain call for the North American premiere of the West End hit musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 21, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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Date:
01/26/2022
From left, cast members Adam Taylor, Jodie Knight, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Richard Appiah Photo

From left, cast members Adam Taylor, Jodie Knight, Emma Robotham-Hunt, Richard Appiah-Sarpong, George Sampson, Kazmin Borrer, Layton Williams, Zion Battles, Harriet Payne, Rachel Seirian, Ryan Hughes, Simeon Beckett and Talia Palamathanan arrive before the North American premiere of the West End hit musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 21, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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Date:
01/26/2022
(Center L-R)) Cast members Melissa Jacques and Layton Williams during the curtain cal Photo

(Center L-R)) Cast members Melissa Jacques and Layton Williams during the curtain call for the North American premiere of the West End hit musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 21, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

From: 
Date:
01/26/2022
Cast member Layton Williams during the curtain call for the North American premiere o Photo

Cast member Layton Williams during the curtain call for the North American premiere of the West End hit musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 21, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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Date:
01/26/2022
Cast member Layton Williams arrives before the North American premiere of the West En Photo

Cast member Layton Williams arrives before the North American premiere of the West End hit musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 21, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

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Date:
01/26/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [UK Tour]
2021
Jamie New

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Jamie New [Replacement]

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2016
Angel Schunard [Replacement]

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Billy (Alternate) [Replacement]

Layton Williams Biography

Layton was born in Bury, Manchester and he began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of Billy in the West End production of Billy Elliot. He made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People.He went on to train at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Artswhich was documented on CBBC’s School For Stars.Theatre includes: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie(Apollo Theatre), Paul in Kiss MeKate (Sheffield Crucible); Seaweed in Hairspray! (2018 UK Tour); Angel in Rent (London/UKTour); The Car Man (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures); Simon inThe Lord of the Flies (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures) and Young Michael in Thriller Live(West End).TV/Film includes: Rocketman(Paramount); Larry in Benidorm(ITV). Layton played series regular ‘Stephen’ in the BBC Comedy Bad Education series and feature film. Layton is the director of ‘Pros From The Shows’ which provides high quality workshops for young performers. They’ve reached thousands of students across the country hoping to inspire the next generation and nurture talent.






Layton Williams News

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON Photo Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Tony/Grammy Winning Superstar Jennifer Holliday joins 'The Roundtable with Robert Bannon' Thursday May 12th at 7pm EST on 'The Roundtable' YouTube Channel. Holliday, famous for her portrayal of Effie in 'Dreamgirls' recently released a brand new single 'So In Love' now streaming on all streaming platforms.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow Photo BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 27, 2022

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

West End Comes Together For Spectacular MUSICAL CON at ExCel London, 22-23 Oct 2022 Photo West End Comes Together For Spectacular MUSICAL CON at ExCel London, 22-23 Oct 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2022

Brand new for 2022, thousands of musical theatre fans and enthusiasts will come together under one roof for the first time for a weekend-long celebration of musicals at the iconic ExCeL London.

BWW Review: EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, New Wimbledon Theatre Photo BWW Review: EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, New Wimbledon Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 6, 2022

Back in 2017, few could have imagined the success of a show about a teenage drag queen. Ever since it blasted its way onto the stage in 2017, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has been a sensation here and as far away as Japan. Now on a nationwide tour, the true-life story of a 16-year-old wannabe drag queen is still as entertaining and relevant as ever.

Tom Felton, Kit Harington, Keala Settle and More Join the Lineup For the 2022 Olivier Photo Tom Felton, Kit Harington, Keala Settle and More Join the Lineup For the 2022 Olivier Awards
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

With under a week to go until the Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard, details have been revealed for British theatre's most prestigious and glamorous night, including the star-studded list of award presenters and performances, and how people can buy tickets or tune in at home to be part of this spectacular celebration of London's world-leading theatre.

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Arrives In Milton Keynes Photo EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Arrives In Milton Keynes
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

Everybody's' Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel-good musical sensation, is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre on 19 April. West End star Layton Williams reprises the role of Jamie New. Straight from the West End, Shane Richie (I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, EastEnders) will play Hugo/Loco Chanelle. Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies) also re-joins the cast to play Ray.

Canterbury's JGH Academy of Theatre Arts Announces 2022 Season Photo Canterbury's JGH Academy of Theatre Arts Announces 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2022

Canterbury's JGH Academy of Theatre Arts are thrilled to present their first season of live performances from their 2022 cohort featuring a mixture of continuing and graduating students.

Photos: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Gr Photo Photos: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Celebrates Opening Night at Center Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022

Go inside the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie.'

VIDEO: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast Performs on THE LATE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Cast Performs on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Cast members of the North American premiere of the West End hit musical 'Everybody is Talking About Jamie' performed on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at The Ahmanson Theatre Photo BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at The Ahmanson Theatre
by Tracey Paleo - Jan 25, 2022

“It was just what we needed!” Ahmanson Theatre audiences' response to the opening night of EVERYBODY LOVES JAMIE was absolutely joyous and triumphant.

Layton Williams Videos

VIDEO: Catching Up with Noah Thomas from EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE! VideoVIDEO: Catching Up with Noah Thomas from EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jun 17, 2021

Despite the current capacity restrictions in the UK, a number of West End productions are soldiering on under social distancing guidelines. Along with the likes of SIX, Amélie and Les Misérables: The Staged Concert, one hit show that is leading the charge in London is Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre.

VIDEO: 150 Performers Record 'Make Them Hear You' to Raise Runds for StopWatch VideoVIDEO: 150 Performers Record 'Make Them Hear You' to Raise Runds for StopWatch
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2020

Danielle Tarento has brought together more than 150 Black and Black mixed race actors from the UK and the US, along with a 38-piece orchestra, to record a??Make Them Hear You,a?? from the Broadway musical Ragtime.

Living Room Concerts: Layton Williams Sings 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVERYBODY'S TA VideoLiving Room Concerts: Layton Williams Sings 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 16, 2020

Coming to us from his living room is the amazing Layton Williams! Pre-shutdown, he was starring in the title role of hit musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie - leading the UK tour, after playing Jamie in the West End. Watch him sing a number from the show in the video below!

Video Roundup: COME FROM AWAY, SIX, THE LION KING, and TINA Perform at the 2019 Olivi VideoVideo Roundup: COME FROM AWAY, SIX, THE LION KING, and TINA Perform at the 2019 Olivier Awards
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2019

Last weekend, the Olivier Awards were presented! Among performances included all of the musicals nominated in the Mastercard Best New Musical and Magic Radio Best Musical Revival categories: Caroline, Or Change; Come From Away; Company; Fun Home; The King And I; Six; and Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone Accept Her Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting R VideoVIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone Accept Her Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Patti LuPone accepting her Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical! Check out the video below!

VIDEO: See All The Performances From The Olivier Awards; COME FROM AWAY, SIX, TINA, C VideoVIDEO: See All The Performances From The Olivier Awards; COME FROM AWAY, SIX, TINA, COMPANY and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at performances from inside the Olivier Awards - featuring the casts of Come From Away, Fun Home, The Kind and I, and more!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at the New Trailer for the 20th Anniversary Production of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the tour schedule for the new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT.

BWW TV: Go Behind the Scenes with the Cast of RENT's 20th Anniversary UK Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2016

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, present the new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. Rehearsals started on Monday 12 September, under the direction of Bruce Guthrie. Click below to watch the company of the brand-new 20th Anniversary production of RENT singing 'Seasons of Love,' along with some interviews with the cast!

BWW TV: Watch 'I Know Where I've Been' from the HAIRSPRAY UK Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

The HAIRSPRAY UK tour is currently playing at Cambridge Corn Exchange, through February 20, and will soon move on to Edinburgh Playhouse. Below, watch as the cast performed a rousing 'I Know Where I've Been.'

STAGE TUBE: Official Trailer For New HAIRSPRAY Tour!
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2015

The international smash hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical returns in a brand new production, touring the UK from September 2015. Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality - and Link's heart - without denting her 'do? Starring Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) as Edna Turnblad, Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Chicago) as Velma Von Tussle, Peter Duncan (Blue Peter, Tumble), and Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside Jon Tsouras as Corny Collins, Dex Lee as Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour as Link Larkin and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) as Duane.


Layton Williams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Layton Williams been in?
Layton Williams has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Layton Williams been in?
Layton Williams has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Layton Williams's first West End show?
Layton Williams's first West End show was Billy Elliot which opened in 2005