Billy Porter (born 1969) is an American actor, singer, and playwright who is best known for his work in the entertainment industry as a performer and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in a musical family, where he developed a love for singing and performing at an early age.

Porter began his career as a performer in musical theater, and he quickly established himself as a talented actor and singer. He has appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including “Miss Saigon,” “Grease,” and “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” and has won critical acclaim for his powerful performances and dynamic stage presence. He is best known for his role as Lola in the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” for which he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2013.

In addition to his work as an actor and singer, Porter is also known for his activism and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. He has been a vocal and visible champion for LGBTQ+ rights and has used his platform to raise awareness about the struggles and challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community. He has also been a role model for young people and has inspired countless others to embrace their individuality and to be proud of who they are.

Billy Porter is widely recognized as one of the most talented and influential performers of his generation. He continues to be a sought-after performer and his contributions to the world of entertainment and activism continue to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.