Let’s go back to: The 2013 Tony Awards with Billy Porter's Best Leading Actor in a Musical win for Kinky Boots
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: This is one of my favorite Tony Award moments of all-time. One of the best things about this award show is that these nominees work so hard every day to bring entertainment to theatre-goers and they have dreamed of being onstage their entire lives. For me, that's what makes Broadway so magical: it truly is a dream come true. In his acceptance speech, Billy Porter exudes gratitude, excitement, and shock. Sometimes I watch this video just to put a smile on my face because Billy Porter is amazing and his charisma is undeniable.
Where can you find him now?: Billy Porter is STILL as fierce as ever playing Lola in Kinky Boots on the Al Hirschfield Broadway stage eight times a week! You can see him in January 2016 at the brand-new BroadwayCon in New York City along with Anthony Rapp, Jonathan Groff, Any Mientus, Gavin Creel, Skylar Astin, and Telly Leung...just to name a few.
-- Kelly Lee