Results tagged “Billy Porter” from Spotlight

'Tootsie' Tonight on the National Mall

By Doug Rule
August 12, 2013 11:05 AM |
“Before there was ‘Lola’ there was ‘Tootsie!’” Billy Porter tweeted last week as a birthday toast to actor Dustin Hoffman. Porter won a Tony Award this year for his work playing Lola in Kinky Boots, the hit musical co-written by Harvey Fierstein, who of course won one of his several Tonys for playing Edna Turnblad in 2002’s Hairspray. But before ... [Read]

“I feel like the Internet and social media have created a world where theater can transcend New York, and get out in a way that it couldn’t when I first started,” Broadway performer Billy Porter tells Metro Weekly. “You can just get online and you can talk to people all the way across the world who have the same interests ... [Read]