Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala

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On Monday night, November 10, Tony Award winner Billy Porter was honored at the NYMF 10th Anniversary Gala, presented at the Hudson Theatre. The special event also celebrated 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre under the leadership of NYMF Co-Founder Isaac Robert Hurwitz. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!

Hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), the NYMF 10th Anniversary Gala show featured appearances by Lillias White(Fela!, The Life, Dreamgirls), Christian Borle ("Smash", Peter and the Starcatcher), Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone),Leslie Odom, Jr. (Leap of Faith), Telly Leung (Rent, "Glee"),Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), Jeremy Shamos (Glengarry Glen Ross), Christopher Fitzgerald (Chicago, Finian's Rainbow),Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Larry Pressgrove ([title of show]),Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys), Tyler Maynard (Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia), Steve Rosen (Spamalot), David Rossmer (Peter and the Starcatcher) and many more.

Porter was chosen for his extensive contribution to the field of musical theatre as a singer, actor, writer and director both on and Off-Broadway. His recent performance in Kinky Boots was met with critical acclaim and garnered him the Tony Award for the Best Actor in a Musical in 2013.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
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Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Lillias White

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Lillias White

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Lillias White

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Lillias White and Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Lillias White and Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Lillias White and Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Dan Markley

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Kevin McCollum and Dan Markley

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Dan Markley and Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Kevin McCollum, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Kevin McCollum, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff with young 'Title of Show' cast members

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Leslie Odom Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Adrianne Lenox

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Leslie Odom Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Adrianne Lenox

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Adrianne Lenox

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Gets Honored at NYMF's 10th Anniversary Gala
Billy Porter

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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