Billy Elliot actor Layton Williams will play the title role in West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Williams will take over on January 28, 2019. He replaces John McCrea, who created the role of Jamie when the musical first opened at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre in February 2017.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which tells the story of a 16-year-old drag queen, is currently booking at the Apollo Theatre until April 6, 2019.
Nica Burns, producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie said: “Layton is a supremely talented actor, singer and dancer with a long list of credits.
“He is equally at home on TV in series like Beautiful People and Bad Education as he is on stage in roles such as Angel in Rent and Seaweed in Hairspray. I’m sure he will make the role of Jamie very much his own.”
Further casting for January 2019 is yet to be announced.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has music by The Stage Debut Award winner Dan Gillespie Sells and book and lyrics by Tom MacRae.
The musical is directed by Jonathan Butterell with choreography by Kate Prince.