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Billy Porter (Broadway performer)

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Birth dateSeptember 21, 1969(age 47)
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupationpop singer, theatre actor

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Billy Porter (born September 21, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Broadway performer and pop vocalist. He graduated from the Musical Theatre Program at Anderson High School's School of Drama and achieved fame performing on Broadway before going off on a solo career as a singer .

He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts with a B.F.A in Drama.

He is probably best known for his portrayal of the Teen Angel in the 1994 revival of Grease!. Other plays he has been in include Ghetto Superstar (The Man That I Am) and Topdog/Underdog at City Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar and Dreamgirls at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and the song cycles Myths and Hymns and Songs for a New World.

In September 2010, Porter will appear as Belize in Signature Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America.


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