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

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


The New York Musical Theatre Festival's 10th Season Gala


Billy Porter


Billy Porter


Lillias White


Lillias White


Lillias White


Lillias White and Billy Porter


Lillias White and Billy Porter


Lillias White and Billy Porter


Kevin McCollum


Dan Markley


Kevin McCollum and Dan Markley


Dan Markley and Billy Porter


Susan Blackwell


Susan Blackwell


Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff


Kevin McCollum, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff


Kevin McCollum, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff


Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell and Heidi Blickenstaff with young 'Title of Show' cast members


Susan Blackwell


Susan Blackwell


Heidi Blickenstaff


Heidi Blickenstaff


Leslie Odom Jr.


Patina Miller


Adrianne Lenox


Patina Miller


Leslie Odom Jr.


Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson


Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson


Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Adrianne Lenox


Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Adrianne Lenox


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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