Carnegie Mellon graduate, Tony winner Porter putting out new album
Billy Porter, who plays a drag queen on Broadway in “Kinky Boots,” will be next be doing a little something more traditional — he's putting out a CD of musical theater standards.
The East Liberty native and Carnegie Mellon University grad won a Tony Award last year for best leading man in a musical.
Concord Records will release “Billy's Back on Broadway” on April 15, a 10-song album that includes “Don't Rain On My Parade,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “I've Gotta Be Me” and “Everything's Coming Up Roses.”
Porter also will sing a medley duet with “Kinky Boots” composer Cyndi Lauper of “Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy,” made famous by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.
The CD's release, which is Porter's third, will mark his one-year anniversary on Broadway in “Kinky Boots.”
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