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Overview (1)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Before embarking on a career as a mainstream pop vocalist, Billy Porter built a substantial reputation as a theatrical singer in Broadway productions such as Grease and Smokey Joe's Cafe. He made his initial impact by placing 'Love Is On The Way' on the soundtrack to the film First Wives' Club, in 1996. His debut album, Untitled, was firmly anchored in traditional R&B territory, with several key ballads included (such as a cover version of Glenn Jones's 'Show Me') in an attempt to win over mainstream radio. His backing band featured several musicians better known for their work in the theatre, including Warren J. McCrae, Gary Haase and Peter Zizzo (his producer). Unsurprisingly for a multi-faceted performer, Porter's record company was keen for their artist to be seen live, and his support slot to Sounds Of Blackness in New York in May 1997 attracted some encouraging reviews prior to his own headlining dates.

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Spouse (1)

Adam Smith (14 January 2017 - present)

Trivia (5)

Won Best Male Vocalist on Star Search
Graduated from the Musical Theatre Program at Carnegie Mellon University's School Of Drama.
Friends with Rosie O'Donnell.
2013 Tony Award® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - as Lola in Kinky Boots.
Alumnus of the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU); School of Drama, class of 1991.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm done with teaching moments for people who don't want to learn nothing. I'm done!

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