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Billy Porter
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Performance Artist
    (September 21, 1969- )
    Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for 'Kinky Boots' (2013)
    Portrays Pray Tell in the FX series 'Pose' (2018- )
    Appeared in Broadway productions of 'Grease' (1994), 'Smoky Joe's Cafe' (1995-97), 'Shuffle Along' (2016), and 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit' (2017)
    His attempt at a career as a recording vocalist never really took off.
    He named his favorite foods to be fried chicken and collard greens.
    He joined calls for Kevin Hart to step down as Oscars host over years-old homophobic tweets, saying: 'I say to those people who think that they don’t need to apologize for shit and dig their heels in their toxic masculinity: But you want your rights! You want people to stop shooting your children in the back? But yet still, you turn around and oppress other people the same way you’re being oppressed. Fuck that. Fuck you. We’re done.'
    He drew attention for wearing a velvet Christian Siriano Tuxedo-Gown hybrid to the 91st Annual Academy Awards, resulting in numerous internet parodies.
    He graduated Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts with a B.F.A. in Drama.
    He was an ensemble vocalist for the soundtrack of Fox's Anastasia.
    He won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his performance as Lola in 'Kinky Boots' (2013).
    He won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for 'Kinky Boots' (2014).
    He is an active supporter and fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center, a community center for homeless LGBT youth in New York City.

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