"She chews the scenery with precision"
is a British Actress who has appeared on numerous stages both in the UK and the US. She recently Understudied the full gamut of the comedy spectrum in Fairycakes Off Broadway at the Greenwich House. Understudying Jackie Hoffman, Ann Harada, Kuhoo Verma, Kristolyn Lloyd and Z Infante in a madcap whirlwind of Fairytale madness.
OFF BROADWAY: Fairycakes (Greenwich House) Ragtag Theatre's Cinderella (Theatre Row) Ragtag Theatre's Rapunzel (SoHo Playhouse) REGIONAL: The broadway bound production of Hood (Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center and Asolo Repertory Theatre) The Revolutionists (Lake Dillon Theatre Company) Mamma Mia! (Mill Mountain Theatre) The Sound of Music (MMT) Ragtag Theatre's Cinderella (Redhouse Arts, Barrington Stage Company) How to Succeed in Business , Footloose, Cabaret, Much Ado, Pirates of Penzance, and Fairycakes (Scranton Shakespeare Festival Selected Credits).
Billie specializes in ensemble based collaborative work. She is proficient in Clowning, Puppetry, Physical Storytelling, View points and Devised work.
A proud Northerner and a deep lover of gravy, Billie can be found carrying the legacy of the Yorkshire pudding across the USA.
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"This is truly an ensemble show, and this cast doesn’t disappoint, with every one of the actors turning in fully committed performances, often in more than one role. Especially notable are Billie Aken-Tyers as Much, funny, sympathetic and spunky, getting laughs and garnering audience identification."-The Column online
"Nick Bailey brings earnest charm to a member of the troupe who gets thrust into the role of the entitled Robert, the sheltered young Earl who flees to Sherwood Forest and takes pity on the desperate Much (a touching Billie Aken-Tyers)."-Dallas Morning News
"It’s a solid ensemble all around, bolstered by marvelous visuals and a concept that sticks with it through the end." The Star Telegram
"Perhaps the best actor of the group, Billie Aken-Tyers’ Rosetta is larger than life and brash, but her performance as the witch is both sympathetic and nuanced."- My Entertainment world
"Aken-Tyers' Rosetta is assigned the role of the evil stepmother, who she rewrites as a menacing Southern lady, giving the audience much to laugh at as she chews the scenery with precision." -Broadwayworld
"Billie Aken-Tyers is also a lot of fun, playing the hideous Rosetta, and then lending delicious villainy to Cinderella’s evil stepmother However, as strong as the cast are individually, as a unit, they are herculean."-Popdust
"And, when Baldwin is flanked by Billie Aken-Tyers and Hayley Palmer, as Donna’s old friends Rosie and Tanya, the scenes and musical numbers pop and snap." the Roanoke times