Billy Porter News

 
Date Of Birth:
September 21, 1969 (50)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Bio:
Billy Porter (Director) is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning, and Golden Globe-nominated, actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright from Pittsburgh, PA. His electric portrayal of Pray Tell in FX's breakthrough series "Pose," earned him a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics' Choice Award ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: September 21, 1969 (50)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Bio:
Billy Porter (Director) is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning, and Golden Globe-nominated, actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright from Pittsburgh, PA. His electric portrayal of Pray Tell in FX's breakthrough series "Pose," earned him a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics' Choice Award ... (read more)
Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATIONS Opens at The TriadPhoto Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATIONS Opens at The Triad
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 17, 2019

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, is back this season after a five-year absence. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes Teaches at One Day Master Class With Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Laura Osnes Teaches at One Day Master Class With Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

On Sunday, October 13th, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes spent the day with a group of students at Broadway Artists Alliance, workshopping audition material and sharing stories about her experience on Broadway. Osnes was most recently seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production Bandstand, in which she originated the role of Julia Trojan and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Osnes is also well known for her starring turns in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Ella, Tony Award Nomination), Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie, Tony Award Nomination), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), South Pacific (Nellie Forbush) and Grease (Sandy). Osnes took time out of her busy schedule to connect with the students and share her advice for navigating the theater industry. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/17: THE SOUND INSIDE and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Open, and More!Wake Up With BWW 10/17: THE SOUND INSIDE and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Open, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2019

Today's top stories: The Sound Inside and Little Shop of Horrors officially open tonight! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Celebrates Opening NightBWW Exclusive: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Celebrates Opening Night
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 16, 2019

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, is back this season after a five-year absence. Spoofs include Hadestown, Moulin Rouge, this season's Oklahoma! revival, The Ferryman, Tootsie, Beetlejuice, Frozen, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof,, Dear Evan Hansen, and the new generation of Broadway stars including Billy Porter, Santino Fontana, Karen Olivio, Alex Brightman and exciting turns by Bette Midler, Andre De Shields, Bernadette Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and several surprises. (more...)

Idina Menzel Adds Holiday Concert Performances in New Jersey and ConnecticutIdina Menzel Adds Holiday Concert Performances in New Jersey and Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

In addition to the December 11th Carnegie Hall show, Menzel will also play Caesars Atlantic City, Circus Maximus (December 6) and the Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut (December 8). (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/14: THE WHO'S TOMMY Concert at La Jolla, and MoreWake Up With BWW 10/14: THE WHO'S TOMMY Concert at La Jolla, and More
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2019

Today's top stories: La Jolla stages The Who's Tommy concert tonight, and more! (more...)

Confirmed: Billy Porter Will Play the Fairy Godmother in Upcoming CINDERELLA FilmConfirmed: Billy Porter Will Play the Fairy Godmother in Upcoming CINDERELLA Film
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019

BroadwayWorld recently reported on a rumor that Billy Porter would be joining the cast of the upcoming Cinderella film from Sony, starring Camila Cabello. According to Deadline, Porter confirmed that he is joining the film in a Q&A Saturday evening at the New Yorker Festival. He will take on the role of the Fairy Godmother. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Billy Porter Appear in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Cold OpenVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Billy Porter Appear in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Cold Open
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2019

Last night's Saturday Night Live cold open saw appearances from Broadway favorites Lin-Manuel Miranda and Billy Porter. (more...)

Idina Menzel is in Talks to Play the Evil Stepmother in the Upcoming CINDERELLA FilmIdina Menzel is in Talks to Play the Evil Stepmother in the Upcoming CINDERELLA Film
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2019

Idina Menzel may be joining the upcoming movie adaptation of Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/11: LINDA VISTA Reviews, and More!Wake Up With BWW 10/11: LINDA VISTA Reviews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Today's top stories: read the reviews for Linda Vista, and more! (more...)

Billy Porter May Join CINDERELLA at SonyBilly Porter May Join CINDERELLA at Sony
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner Billy Porter will step into the role of fairy godmother in Sony's upcoming 'Cinderella' adaptation. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Watch FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoof MOULIN ROUGE! and FOSSE/VERDON!BWW Exclusive: Watch FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoof MOULIN ROUGE! and FOSSE/VERDON!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2019

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, is back this season after a five-year absence. Spoofs include Hadestown, Moulin Rouge, this season's Oklahoma! revival, The Ferryman, Tootsie, Beetlejuice, Frozen, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof,, Dear Evan Hansen, What the Constitution Means to Me, and the new generation of Broadway stars including Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Santino Fontana, Karen Olivio, Alex Brightman and exciting turns by Bette Midler, Andre De Shields, Bernadette Peters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and several surprises. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At JEKYLL & HYDE At Prima TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look At JEKYLL & HYDE At Prima Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

As Dr. Jekyll attempts to solve humanity's most challenging dilemmas, his passionate drive is met with internal and societal friction. The scientist's experiments spiral out of control, strengthening his notorious alter ego - Mr. Hyde.  (more...)

Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes to Headline 20th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln SquareRonnie Spector and The Ronettes to Headline 20th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

For Ronnie Spector this holiday season, Winter's Eve will a?oebe her baby.a?? The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (LS BID) announced today that the iconic Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes will headline the main stage at Dante Park (Broadway and 63rd Street) and help light up the Upper West Side at the 20th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square. New York's largest holiday festival kicks off with the Upper West Side's only tree lighting ceremony on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

Billy Porter to Receive NAB Show New York Impact AwardBilly Porter to Receive NAB Show New York Impact Award
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright Billy Porter will receive the NAB Show New York Impact Award on Thursday, October 17. NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith will present the award at NAB Show New York, held October 16-17 at the Javits Convention Center. (more...)

Idina Menzel to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Carnegie Hall December 11thIdina Menzel to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Carnegie Hall December 11th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Idina Menzel has just announced on Instagram that she will be making her way to Carnegie Hall this December for a concert celebrating her upcoming holiday album.  (more...)

André De Shields Headlines NPR Kids' PodcastAndré De Shields Headlines NPR Kids' Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Hadestown star and 2019 Tony Award winner André de Shields has emerged from the underworld to star in the latest episode of the acclaimed public-radio children's podcast, Circle Round. (more...)

Billy Porter Owes His POSE Emmy to Janet MockBilly Porter Owes His POSE Emmy to Janet Mock
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Billy Porter recently made history as the first openly gay black man to win the Emmy for Leading Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Pray Tell on FX's Pose. Porter opens up to Variety about how he owes his Emmy to Janet Mock, a writer, director, and producer on the show. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Look Back at KINKY BOOTS Opening Night to Celebrate Stark Sands' Birthday!BWW Flashback: Look Back at KINKY BOOTS Opening Night to Celebrate Stark Sands' Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2019

Everybody say yeah! We're celebrating the birthday of Broadway's original Charlie Price, Stark Sands, by looking back at his opening night in Broadway's Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots. Check out the video to see Stark alongside his co-stars Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, and more as they raised audiences up at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

Idina Menzel To Release Christmas: A Season of Love Holiday Album This FallIdina Menzel To Release Christmas: A Season of Love Holiday Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Idina Menzel will release a new album, Christmas: A Season of Love on October 18th. The album will be released to coincide with Disney's Frozen 2 and will feature guest artists Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Josh Gad, and Menzel's husband, Aaron Lohr. (more...)

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