SAG Foundation - Conversations with Billy Porter
Friday, May 24, 2013 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Conversations
Title: BILLY PORTER
Date: Friday, 05/24/2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway - Between 61st and 62nd
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Short Description: Please join us for a career Conversations with star of Broadway's "Kinky Boots" & Tony Award-Nominee BILLY PORTER!
Long Description: Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Please join us for a career Conversations with Tony Award Nominee Billy Porter moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge!"
About Billy Porter
Billy Porter currently stars on Broadway as Lola in the hit new musical Kinky Boots (Tony Award-nominee for Best Actor in a Musical). Other Broadway: Miss Saigon, Five Guys…, Grease, Smokey Joe’s…, Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway/regional: Angels in America, The Merchant of Venice, Radiant Baby, Birdie Blue, Songs for a New World, Ghetto Superstar (one-man show),Topdog/Underdog, King Lear, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. Film/TV: The Broken Hearts Club, Noel, “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Law & Order,” “The Big C.” Recording: Untitled, At the Corner of Broadway & Soul.
About "Kinky Boots"
From Grammy® Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony Award® winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new musical KINKY BOOTS, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner JERRY MITCHELL.
Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) 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 (Billy Porter). 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.
Featuring a sensational new score, knockout dancing and a spectacularly uplifting story, KINKY BOOTS is the must-see new musical that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out! More info at http://kinkybootsthemusical.com