Billy Porter
Learn more about Billy Porter, the Tony Award-winning Broadway performer who rose to national prominence as the star of the hit musical Kinky Boots. Billy Porter is known in the entertainment industry as a film and television actor and pop singer whose past albums include Billy Porter and At the Corner of Broadway and Soul. Read the latest about the African American star, who has also appeared in theatrical productions of Angels in America, Dreamgirls, Jesus Chris Superstar, Radiant Baby, and Grease!
Billy Porter: 'I've Gotta Be Me'
April 15 2014 7:00 AM ET

Billy Porter: 'I've Gotta Be Me'

Brandon Voss

The Tony-winning Kinky Boots star chats about the divas who inspired his latest solo album, Billy's Back on Broadway, and how he's hoping to inspire a whole new generation.

Billy Porter's New Album Inspired by Babs
March 06 2014 2:55 PM ET

Billy Porter's New Album Inspired by Babs

Brandon Voss

The Kinky Boots star does Dreamgirls and duets with Cyndi Lauper on Billy's Back on Broadway.

Kinky Boots Stars Shop at Macy's to Fight Haters
December 01 2013 6:59 PM ET

Kinky Boots Stars Shop at Macy's to Fight Haters

Lucas Grindley

The Thanksgiving Day performance by drag stars of Kinky Boots put Macy's in hot water.

Broadway Pride: What's Gay on the Great White Way
June 28 2013 1:25 PM ET

Broadway Pride: Gay on the Great White Way

Brandon Voss

Celebrating LGBT Pride in NYC this weekend and need a culture break? Check out one of these 10 LGBT-inclusive or queer-friendly shows that opened during the 2012-13 theater season.

Billy Porter Wins Tony for 'Kinky Boots,' Thanks Accepting Christian Mom
June 10 2013 3:10 PM ET

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

Michelle Garcia

Porter, a Broadway veteran, won his first Tony Sunday night.

WATCH Behind the Scenes with Kinky Boots
August 10 2012 10:46 AM ET

WATCH: Behind the Scenes with Kinky Boots

Jeremy Kinser

Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein discuss their upcoming stage musical adaptation of Kinky Boots with director Jerry Mitchell and stars Billy Porter and Stark Sands.

Seat Filler: Best Theater of 2010
December 20 2010 10:00 AM ET

Seat Filler: Best NYC Theater of 2010

Brandon Voss

The Advocate's man on the New York theater scene counts down the top 10 LGBT-inclusive productions of the past year.

Ari Gold Is Doing It For the Kids
November 06 2010 2:20 PM ET

Ari Gold Is Doing It for the Kids Editors

Singer Ari Gold discusses his latest music video.

Billy Porter's 'Once on This Island' Charms
September 09 2008 11:00 PM ET

Billy Porter's Once on This Island Charms

Anne Stockwell

Billy Porter, who gave one of his first interviews as an out actor in The Advocate just three years ago, breathes new life into the Broadway musical Once on This Island, running now at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.

November 11 2006 12:00 AM ET

Black AIDS Institute awards gala, November 16 in L.A.


The Black AIDS Institute will host its sixth annual Heroes in the Struggle Awards Gala at the Directors Guild in Los Angele.