Billy Porter is an American Broadway performer, singer, and television actor born in 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Porter was a graduate from the Musical Theatre Program at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School. In 2013, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the role of Lola in Kinky Boots. Porter also won a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for the role. He has released the albums Billy Porter, At the Corner of Broadway + Soul, Kinky Boots Cast Recording, and Billy’s Back on Broadway.