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Porter, Billy

Overview
Works: 58 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 3,358 library holdings
Genres: Musicals  Drama  Excerpts  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Interviews  Documentary films  New Age music  Popular music  Christmas music 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Singer, Author, Composer, Speaker
Classifications: M1500.L38, 782.14
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Most widely held works by Billy Porter
Kinky boots : original Broadway cast recording by Cyndi Lauper( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax motion picture written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky boots features a warm and witty book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares), with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Stephen Oremus (Book of Mormon, Wicked). Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible ... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world
The humbling( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Phillip Roth's novel, an over-the-hill stage actor (Al Pacino) and his controversially invigorating relationship with a young and lustful lesbian (Greta Gerwig). Stars Dianne Wiest, Kyra Sedgwick, Dylan Baker and Nina Arianda
Destiny by Jim Brickman( Recording )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grease! : the new Broadway cast recording by Warren Casey( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to the huge and continued success of the moving starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Grease is one of the most famous musicals of all time. This 1994 revival of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey?s classic ran for 1,503 performances and starred Rosie O'Donnell as Rizzo
A Rosie Christmas by Rosie O'Donnell( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broken Hearts Club : a romantic comedy by Greg Berlanti( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming-of-age comedy in which Dennis can't quite decide if his friends are a blessing or a curse
Ultimate love songs : the very best of Jim Brickman by Jim Brickman( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most classic love songs from the eighties through today
Myths and hymns by Adam Guettel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Porter presents the soul of Richard Rodgers by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Award winner Billy Porter explores the musical world created by Richard Rodgers with performances of the songwriter's best. There are also appearances from stars including Leslie Odom Jr. and Deborah Cox
Billy's back on Broadway by Billy Porter( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamgirls in concert by Henry Krieger( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grease! : the newest Broadway cast recording by Warren Casey( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Jim Brickman by Jim Brickman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's only life by John Bucchino( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Billy Porter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor Billy Porter was born on September 21, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts and, in 1991, from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Porter’s first Broadway role was in the ensemble of Miss Saigon, one of the twenty longest-running shows in Broadway history. His early career included winning the 1992 edition of Star Search, acting in the 1994 Broadway revival of Grease, and writing and starring in Ghetto Superstar at the Public Theatre. Porter originated the role of Lola in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, for which he won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. His semi-autobiographical play While I Yet Live premiered in 2014. He played Aubrey Lyles in the 2016 musical Shuffle Along. He supported the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth
George & Ira Gershwin : a musical celebration : A.P.L.A. tribute by George Gershwin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelations by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shake, rattle & roll : the original soundtrack to the CBS miniseries "Shake, rattle & roll."( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the corner of Broadway + soul by Billy Porter( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabulous! : the story of queer cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the history of gay and lesbian cinema, from Kenneth Anger's pioneering Fireworks (1947) to Ang Lee's Brokeback mountain (2005)
 
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Билли Портер

بيلي بوتر

بیلی پورتر خواننده آمریکایی

ビリー・ポーター

比利·波特 (藝人)

Languages
English (48)