Billy Porter
Billy Porter
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The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced plans to honor 2013 Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) at its 10th Annual Gala, which will be held on November 10 at Manhattan's Hudson Theatre.

The gala will also celebrate NYMF's 10 years of supporting new musical theater as it honors Billy Porter for his many contributions to musical theater as an actor, singer, and director on and off-Broadway. Porter will be honored with performances by NYMF alumni and more. Recent NYMF star Susan Blackwell ([title of show]) will serve as host.

Billy Porter is currently starring as the fabulous drag queen Lola in Broadway's Kinky Boots, after more than a decade pursuing a career as a writer and director, including work with NYMF. Previous Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Smokey Joe's Café, and Grease.

For more information and tickets to Kinky Boots, click here.