ABOUT

Billy is a Chicago based actor having worked throughout the Chicagoland area, and Midwest region. After school, he moved to Chicago and began working with companies like Lyric Opera of Chicago, Porchlight Music Theatre, BoHo Theatre, Light Opera Works, Music Theatre Works, and Brown Paper Box Co. He has also sung in numerous concerts and cabarets with companies like Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Harbor Country Opera, Chicago Artists Chorale and Three Rivers Music Theatre. In addition to performing on stage, Billy is an On-Air Personality for The CW!

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In his free time, Billy enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and family, sipping on a fresh cup of coffee, and is proud member of Slytherin. His binge-watching favorites include; Will & Grace, The Golden Girls, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, Schitt's Creek, and RuPaul's Drag Race because his mother raised him right. 

"Handsome, wily Billy Dawson is stunning and extremely funny..."

-Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

"...panache and charm, as well as a good amount of tongue-in-cheek attitude."

- Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, New City Stage

"Dawson is fantastic as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm... His solo "In Praise of Women" is a master class in how to act a song."

-Jen Poiry, WhatzUp

"This is not an easy part to play. It is not a "make-up role." A change in hairstyle and Dawson's powerful acting are all that separate Jekyll from Hyde. It is a performance that could so easily go awry, but Dawson makes Jekyll's fantastical struggles and his slow self-destruction utterly believable and riveting."

-Stephen Penhollow, WhatzUp

"Billy's pretty good..." 

-Susan Dawson, Billy's Mom

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