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Billy Porter

AT&T Dream in Black Future Maker Billy Porter is an award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright. He won the Lead Actor Emmy Award for his appearance in FX’s Emmy-and Golden Globe-nominated drama “Pose” and most recently received his second Emmy nomination for this role. An upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee, Porter has numerous theatre credits, including the role of Lola in the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” for which he originated and won a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards as well as the Grammy for the best musical-theatre album.

Recently, Porter appeared in the second season of CBS All Access, “The Twilight Zone,” “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and narrated HBO Max’s “Equal.”

Next, Porter will be seen in the third season of FX’s “Pose” as well as the highly anticipated “Cinderella” re-make in 2021. He is set to make his directorial debut with the high school coming-of-age film, “What If?,” written by Alvaro García Lecuona. Porter’s most recent single “Finally Ready” was released in June 2020; he also released his single “For What It’s Worth” in April to motivate potential voters.



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