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'

Billy Porter: 'I've Gotta Be Me'

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

Billy Porter's New Album Inspired by Babs

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

Kinky Boots Stars Shop at Macy's to Fight Haters

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

Broadway Pride: Gay on the Great White Way

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

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

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

WATCH Behind the Scenes with Kinky Boots

WATCH: Behind the Scenes with Kinky Boots

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

Seat Filler: Best NYC Theater of 2010

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

Ari Gold Is Doing It for the Kids

Singer Ari Gold discusses his latest music video.

Billy Porter's 'Once on This Island' Charms

Billy Porter's Once on This Island Charms

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.

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.

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