Billy Porter

Billy Porter directs The Colored Museum (2015). He is the 2013 Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Lola in the Best Musical Tony Award winner Kinky Boots. His one-man show Ghetto Superstar (2005 GLAAD Media Award nomination, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Performer of the Year 2003-2004) debuted at The Public Theater in conjunction with City Theatre of Pittsburgh. His directing credits include Company, Letters From ’Nam, The Wiz, Being Alive, Twilight In Manchego, Once On This Island (NAACP Theatre Award winner for Best Direction), The Soul Of Richard Rodgers, Five Guys Named Moe, Altar Boyz, RENT (Associate Director, Off Broadway revival), Wicked Summer Nights Concert Series (Los Angeles), Patina Miller Live at The Delfonte Room (London), and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Music Of Stevie Wonder (starring Chaka Khan). His new Broadway album, Billy’s Back On Broadway (Concord Records) was released in April 2014. As a playwright, he will be represented Off Broadway in Fall 2014 with the premiere of While I Yet Live starring S. Epatha Merkerson (Primary Stages). A Pittsburgh native, he received his BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a graduate of UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting.

(As of April 2014)

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