The Tony Award-winning star of Kinky Boots in concert.
Garden City, NY - April 13, 2017 - Ebullient triple threat and Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for Kinky Boots, Billy Porter is a New York City theater success story. Here the versatile and altogether irresistible Kinky Boots star appears where his talents shine brightest—center stage, performing a heartfelt selection of songs, including his own, drawing on a wide spectrum of styles and emotions. Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul will take place on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York.
Billy Porter is a Tony- and Grammy-Award winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright. He won the 2013 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for originating the role of Lola in Kinky Boots. Porter’s other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Grease, the 20th anniversary Broadway concert of Dreamgirls, and most recently, Shuffle Along. As a recording artist, Porter has released several solo albums and can be heard on various cast albums. His latest solo album, The Soul of Richard Rogers, debuts April 14. Several songs from this album will be featured in Broadway & Soul.
The Poole Family Broadway Series at AUPAC is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole.
AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $45/$40, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
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