George Maguire is an Olivier Award-winning English actor and one of the three original cast members who carried the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical.He was involved in the development of the role of "Billy" from the very beginning, and contributed to the overwhelming success of the show by outstanding performances in acting, singing and dancing. He was "Billy" in the tremendously acclaimed Opening Night performance May 12, 2005, and continued performing until December 17, 2005, when he left the cast after his voice broke. He was replaced by Travis Yates. Together with his two original cast mates James Lomas and Liam Mower, he alternated in the role of "Billy", and after leaving, performed again in a spectacular first anniversary Gala show of Billy Elliot the Musical on May 12, 2006.Maguire was featured as a guest star on Ready, Steady, Cook (he won the episode) and in several morning TV shows, TV interviews, and short clips related to the musical.He has won, jointly with James Lomas and Liam Mower, the Theatre Goers' Choice Award 2005 for The Most Promising Newcomer, as well as - unique in British theatre history - again jointly with his two mates, the most prestigious Sir Laurence Olivier Award 2006 for Best Actor in a Musical. It is partly due to their outstanding performances, that Billy Elliot the Musical has won several awards: The Evening Standard Award 2005, the Critics' Circle Theatre Award 2005, the Theatre Goers' Choice Award 2005, and the Sir Lawrence Olivier Award 2006, all for best British Musical.