Billy Porter Biography
|Popular Name:||Billy Porter|
|Birth Name:||Billy Porter|
|Birth Date:||21 September 1969|
|Birth Place:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
Adam Smith (m. 2017)
|Profession:||Stage Performer, Actor, Singer|
|Years active:||1994 till date|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Billy Porter is the name of an American pop singer, stage performer, and actor. He rose to prominence by performing on Broadway. He has appeared in many films, plays, and television shows. He later went for a career as a singer. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Drama Desk Award, Grammy Award, Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, among others. He currently stars in the TV series “Pose”. The following are exclusive details on Billy Porter net worth 2020 and biography, including every other important fact on the career and personal life of this Celebrity.
Billy Porter’s Early Life
Billy Porter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on September 21, 1969 to William E. Porter and his beloved wife Clorinda Jean Johnson Ford. His sister is named Mary Martha Ford. He earned a BFA in Drama from the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts, and has a certification from the graduate level Pro Program In Screenwriting at UCLA.
During the summers of 1985 -1987, Billy was a member of “Flash”, an entertainment group which performed everyday at Kennywood Park in Mifflin, Pennsylvania.
Billy Porter’s Career
When he had come of age, Billy played Teen Angel in a 1994 Broadway revival of “Grease”. Some other shows he appeared in are “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Topdog/Underdog” (2004), and “Dreamgirls” at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera in 2004 , as well as the song cycles Myths and Hymns in 1995.
In September 2010, he appeared as “Belize” in Signature Theatre Company’s Twenty years Anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America. In the year 2013, he invented the role of ‘Lola’ in “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, with songs by Cyndi Lauper. He won a number of prestigious awards for this role.
Being an actor, Billy Porter has also appeared in several films. He has also had a musical career, releasing three solo albums in the course. He has also featured in several songs for a number of artists as a guest artist. He also covered the track “Only One Road” which was included in the Human Rights Campaign compilation album, titled, “Love Rocks”.
He wrote the play “While I Yet Live” which premiered Off Broadway at Primary Stages in September 2014. In 2017, he released “Billy Porter Presents Soul of Richard Rodgers”, an album which features new, soul takes on Richard Rodgers classic songs, including duets and solos from many artists in the industry.
In September 2017, Billy Porter reprised the role of ‘Lola’ in “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, doing a fifteen-week run.
In 2018, he played the role of “Pray Tell” when be starred in the FX show, “Pose”. The show has aired for a second and third season. In 2019, Billy Porter made a cameo appearance in the music video of Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down”. The video featured twenty LGBTQ icons.
Billy Porter’s Albums, Films, and TV Shows
Billy Porter is a known pop singer, stage performer, and actor. The following is a list of some the album, films, and television works which has been credited to this versatile and creative personality.
- 1997 — Billy Porter (with DV 8 /A & M Records)
- 2005 — At the Corner of Broadway + Soul (with Sh -K – Boom Records)
- 2014 — Billy’ss Back on Broadway (with the Concord Music Group)
- 2017 — Billy Porter Present Soul of Richard Rodgers
- 1996 — Twisted
- 1996 — The First Wives Club
- 1997 — Anastasia
- 2000 — The Broken Hearts Club
- 2004 — Noel
- 2014 — The Humbling
- 2019 — Limited Partners
- 1998 — Another World
- 1999 — Shake, Rattle and Roll
- 2004 — Law & Order
- 2012 — The Big C
- 2013 — Law & Order: Special Victims
- 2014 — Christmas at Rockefeller Plaza
- 2016 — The Get Down
- 2018 — American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Awards & Honours
In what has been an amazing career for the 50-year old entertainer, the following awards have been bagged from a list of awards and nominations:
- 2013 — Broadway.com Audience Choice Award
- 2013 —Drama Desk Award
- 2013 — Tony Award
2013 — Outer Critics Circle Award
- 2014 — Grammy Award
Billy Porter has come openly to admit that he is gay. On January 14 2017, he tied the knot with the love of his life Adam Smith, and they have been together ever since.
The 50 years old show master has a black eye color as well as black hair color. For his height and weight, he is 175cm tall and weighs 70kg.
Billy Porter Net Worth
Billy Porter net worth has piled up over the years of his lucrative career which has witnessed him take roles as a pop singer, stage performer, writer and actor, who has garnered not just wealth and fame, but also many prestigious awards to his name. He boasts of a Drama Desk Award, Grammy Award, Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and a host of others. Due to his uniqueness and ability to blend through many roles, his financial statement has been a topic of interest in at least the last two decades. So how much does this man worth, and how much does he earn?
Salary & Earnings
Regarding this superstar’s paychecks, Billy’s diverse means of income fetches him an estimated $700,000 per annum. He appears on many TV shows, and currently stars in the TV series “Pose”.
Assets, Houses, Cars, Wealth
Billy Porter lives with his spouse Adam Smith in their Los Angeles home. There is currently no information on the price of any of the properties owned by this couple.
Billy Porter net worth 2020 is approximately $5 million.