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Billy Porter Wins Tony for Kinky Boots, Thanks Accepting Christian Mom

Billy Porter Wins Tony for Kinky Boots, Thanks Accepting Christian Mom
Billy Porter, one of the stars of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, accepted a Tony for his performance Sunday night and thanked his mother for accepting him for being who he is, even when religious doctrine may not agree. 
 
Though Porter is a Broadway veteran, this was his first nomination and first win, according to the Associated Press. 
 
The show is about a shoe factory that turns its business around by producing footwear for drag queens. Porter plays a man who is plagued by his tumultuous relationship with his father. 
 
Watch his acceptance speech below: 
 
For more on the Tony Awards, check Out's recap on Red Carpet style and Michael Musto's reportage of the evening. 
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