Billy Porter

Performer
( b. Sep 21, 1969 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA ) Male
Also known as:     W. Ellis Porter

Broadway Production Credits

Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Musical, Original
Apr 28, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016
Starring: Billy Porter [Aubrey Lyles]

Kinky Boots
Musical, Original
Apr 04, 2013 - Apr 07, 2019
Starring: Billy Porter
Lola - (Mar 03, 2013 - Jan 25, 2015)Lola - Replacement (Sep 26, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018)Lola - Replacement (Aug 11, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015)Lola - Replacement (Apr 28, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015)

Smokey Joe's Cafe
Musical, Revue, Original
Mar 02, 1995 - Jan 16, 2000
Performer: Billy Porter
Performer - Replacement

Grease
Musical, Comedy, Revival
May 11, 1994 - Jan 25, 1998
Starring: Billy Porter [Teen Angel]

Five Guys Named Moe
Musical, Revue, Original
Apr 08, 1992 - May 02, 1993
Understudy: W. Ellis Porter [Four-Eyed Moe, No Moe, Little Moe]

Miss Saigon
Musical, Drama, Original
Apr 11, 1991 - Jan 28, 2001
Performer: W. Ellis Porter [Marine, Ensemble]
Performer: Billy Porter
John - Replacement (May 17, 1999 - Jan 01, 2000)

Benefits and Special Events

Hair
Sep 20, 2004 - Sep 20, 2004
Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival
Starring: Billy Porter [Performer]

Dreamgirls
Sep 24, 2001 - Sep 24, 2001
Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival
Also Starring: Billy Porter [James Thunder Early]

Awards and Nominations

2013 Tony Award® Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

nomineeKinky Boots [winner]
Starring: Billy Porter

2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical

nomineeKinky Boots [winner]
Starring: Billy Porter

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