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!

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.

April 15 2014 8:00 AM

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

March 06 2014 2:55 PM

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

6:59 PM

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.

June 28 2013 2:25 PM

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

June 10 2013 4:10 PM

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.

August 10 2012 11:46 AM

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

December 20 2010 10:00 AM

Singer Ari Gold discusses his latest music video.

November 06 2010 3:20 PM

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.

September 10 2008 12:00 AM

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

November 11 2006 12:00 AM