BILLY PORTER TO PLAY ONE-NIGHT ENGAGEMENT AT GRAMMY MUSEUM
Rick Miramontez / Molly Barnett / Chelsea Nachman / Collin Yarusso
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
TONY & GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER
SET FOR SPECIAL EVENING
AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
NIGHT WILL INCLUDE A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
AND INTIMATE DISCUSSION
EVENT SET FOR MAY 15th AT 8PM
AT THE CLIVE DAVIS THEATER
New York, NY (May 3, 2017) – Tony and Grammy-award winning artist Billy Porter will perform in a one-night engagement at the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on May 15th, 2017 at 8pm. The evening, presented by American Express, will include an intimate discussion hosted by Grammy Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman on Porter’s distinguished career including his latest album, Billy Porter Presents the Soul of Richard Rogers which debuted in April. The night is being sponsored by Amoeba Music and will feature a special performance by Porter from his new album.
A limited number of tickets are currently available at the Grammy Museum website (www.grammymuseum.org)
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Billy Porter is a Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director from Pittsburgh, PA. As a recording artist, Porter’s solo albums include his first CD, Untitled, on A&M records, At the Corner of Broadway + Soul – LIVE on Sh-K-Boom Records, and Billy’s Back on Broadway, on Concord Records. He originated the role of ‘Lola’ in the Broadway hit Kinky Boots, which won him 2013 Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other theatre: Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys…, Grease, Smokey Joe’s…, Dreamgirls, 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. His play, While I Yet Live, premiered in 2015 at Primary Stages. As a director, his credits include Topdog/Underdog and The Colored Museum (both for Huntington Theatre Company); Film/TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “So You Think You Can Dance” (as a guest judge), “The Broken Hearts Club,” “Shake Rattle & Roll,” “The Big C,” The Humbling, starring Al Pacino, Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down. Porter’s concerts credits include opening act for Rosie O’Donnell and Aretha Franklin, Carnegie Hall, John McDaniel and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Buffalo Philharmonic, Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, soloist for President Bill Clinton and various benefits throughout the United States.
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