How Billy Porter's Career Came Full Circle With The Huntington's ‘The Colored Museum’

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Billy Porter is the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of the hit Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots," but he was in Boston to direct The Huntington Theatre Company's "The Colored Museum."

This segment originally aired on March 6, 2015.


Billy Porter, Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning performer and director of The Huntington Theatre Company's "The Colored Museum." He'll be back on Broadway with "Shuffle Along" this spring, and he tweets @theebillyporter.


Ebony: There’s Something About Billy Porter

  • "During his acceptance speech at this year’s Tony Awards, Best Actor in a Musical winner Billy Porter shared a poignant story about how seeing the cast of Dreamgirls appear on the 1982 Tonys telecast changed the course of his life."

The New York Times: Stage: 'Colored Museum,' Satire By George C. Wolfe

  • "There comes a time when a satirical writer, if he's really out for blood, must stop clowning around and move in for the kill. That unmistakable moment of truth arrives about halfway through 'The Colored Museum,' the wild new evening of black black humor at the Public Theater."

This segment aired on December 14, 2015.


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