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Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter, who worked together on the hit Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots,' stopped by this morning's Today to talk about touring with Cher and the release of Porter's new album, 'Back on Broadway.' During the interview, Porter called Lauper, "the Godmother of Individuality!" Check out the appearance below!
Billy Porter won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS. His other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Five Guys..., Grease, Smokey Joe's..., Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway/ Regional: Angels In America, Merchant of Venice, Radiant Baby, Birdie Blue, Songs For a New World, Ghetto Superstar (One-Man Show), Topdog/Underdog, King Lear, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. Film/ Television: The Broken Hearts Club, Shake Rattle & Roll, Noel, "Law & Order," "The Big C." Recording: Untitled, At The Corner Of Broadway & Soul.
Cyndi Lauper won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Original Score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater for KINKY BOOTS, making her the first woman to win the Tony solo for Best Score of a Musical. Go Cyndi!
She is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist, who after more than 25 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 30 million, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legions of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, She's So Unusual, Lauper won a Grammy award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-10 singles from a debut album.