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Billy Porter Bio
Billy Porter is an American stage performer, actor, and pop singer. He became best known for his role as Pray Tell on the FX dramedy Pose. He won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots at the 67th Tony Awards.
For Kinky Boots, he also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014.
Porter attended Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts in which he graduated with a B.F.A. in Drama as well as a certification from the graduate-level Professional Program In Screenwriting at UCLA.
Billy gained much attention for wearing an embroidered suit and pink cape designed by Randi Rahm at the 2019 Golden Globes. He went on to make fashion waves that year when he wore a fitted tuxedo jacket and a velvet gown by Christian Siriano with 6″ Rick Owens boots to the 91st Academy Awards.
He also attended the 2019 Met Gala, and embraced the Camp: Notes on Fashion theme by being carried on a litter by six shirtless men while donning a “Sun God” ensemble.His outfit was designed by The Blonds. It included a bejeweled catsuit outfitted with 10-foot wings, a 24-karat gold headpiece, as well as custom gold-leaf Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and fine jewels by Andreoli, John Hardy, and Oscar Heyman.
Billy Porter Age
Porter was born on September 21, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. He is 54 years
Billy Porter Sister
He was born to William E. Porter and Clorinda Jean Johnson Ford. He has a sister Mary Martha Ford. Porter.
Porter at the Oscar Awards 2019
Billy Porter Gay | Is Billy Porter Gay?
Porter is openly gay.
Billy Porter and Adam Smith | Billy Spouse | Billy Porter Boyfriend
Porter got married to his longtime boyfriend Adam Smith on 14 January 2017. The two exchanged Cartier wedding bands in a small ceremony at a friend’s Chelsea penthouse apartment.
The couple got engaged on December 29, 2016, after Porter popped the question while the two were in London. Billy and the co-owner of eye wear company Native Ken first met in 2009. They then dated for a year before breaking up, but reunited in 2015.
Billy Porter Broadway
Porter played the Teen Angel in the 1994 Broadway revival of Grease!. He has also been in Topdog/Underdog at City Theatre (2004), Jesus Christ Superstar and also Dreamgirls at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (2004). Porter appeared in the song cycles “Myths and Hymns” and “Songs for a New World” (Off-Broadway, 1995).
He wrote and performed in his one-man autobiographical show, Ghetto Superstar (The Man That I Am) at Joe’s Pub in New York City in February and March 2005. Billy was nominated for “Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off Broadway Award” at the 17th GLAAD Media Awards.
He appeared as Belize in Signature Theatre Company’s 20th Anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in September 2010.
Billy Porter Music
Porter was a member of an entertainment group called “Flash” during the summers of 1985-1987 which performed daily at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
He has also had a musical career with three solo albums released, Porter on DV8/A&M Records in 1997, At the Corner of Broadway + Soul in 2005 on Sh-K-Boom Records and also Billy’s Back on Broadway (Concord Music Group) in 2014.
Porter then featured in a number of songs in the tribute album It’s Only Life: The Songs of John Bucchino in 2006 released on PS Classics.
Porter sings on Adam Guettel’s 1999 album Myths and Hymns studio cast album on Nonesuch Records. He has also covered “Only One Road” that was included on the Human Rights Campaign compilation album Love Rocks.
Billy Porter Kinky Boots | Billy Porter Lola
He originated the role of “Lola” in Kinky Boots on Broadway in 2013, with songs by Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Fierstein and then directed/choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.
He then reprised the role on September 26, 2017, on Broadway, where he did a 15-week run.
Billy Porter AHS
Porter confirmed via Instagram that he was joining the cast of American Horror Story for its eighth season, subtitled Apocalypse in August 2018.
Billy Porter Pose
He starred in the FX show, Pose in the role of Pray Tell in 2018. The show has been picked up for a second season to be aired in 2019.
Billy Porter SVU
Porter guest-starred in the Law & Order franchise. He appeared in Cry Wolf (2004) as Greg Ellison and in Dissonant Voices (2013) as Jackie Walker.
Billy Porter Net Worth
The Kinky Boots star has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Billy Porter Golden Globes
- Actor in a Drama TV Series
2019 · Pose
Billy Porter Height
Porter’s height is not yet known.
Billy Porter Karaoke
Porter presented the Excellence in Theatre Education Award at the 73rd Tonys at Radio City Music Hall in June 2019, but he earned media coverage for his up cycled red gown in a uterine shape, and his performance of “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy, for host James Corden’s “Broadway karaoke”.