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‘Billy Elliot & ‘Newsies’ Child Star Makes Leap To Movies

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2.25.13 Child Star
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NEW YORK (WLNY) — Nicholas Lampiasi has been acting since he was seven years old. He’s wowed fans in Broadway musicals like Billy Elliot and Newsies.

Now he’s making the move to film.

Lampiasi makes the move to the big screen with new film “Molly’s Theory of Relativity.”

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But he’ll stay busy on Broadway — he’s still performing in Newsies until September.

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“I do four shows a week, but there are eight [shows],” Lampiasi said. “A different boy does the other four, but I have to be there for all four just in case the other boy gets hurt or sick for one show, and then they put me on.”

He works Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays — leaving little time for school. Like many other child actors, Lampiasi is home schooled.

“On regular nights, we get home at like midnight,” he said.

With his Broadway accolades locked down and now making the move to the silver screen, Lampiasi said he doesn’t have a favorite type of acting just yet.

“They’re both good in different ways, cause on Broadway you can really play and see how the audience reacts to how you say some lines. In movies, once you’ve done the movie, you can still see it whenever you want. You can’t really see yourself when you’re on Broadway.”

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