He is also a stage performer, pop singer, and vocal coach. He attended the Musical Theatre program at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School's School of Drama and achieved fame performing on Broadway before starting a solo career as a singer.
Porter won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots at the 67th Tony Awards. For the role, Porter also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.
Porter has also appeared in a number of films. He played a major role as Shiniqua, a drag queen who befriends Angel (David Norona) and Lee (Keivyn McNeill Graves) in Seth Michael Donsky's Twisted (1997), an adaptation of Oliver Twist. He has also appeared on an episode of The RuPaul Show. Furthermore, he has had a musical career with three solo albums released.
In 2018, Porter starred in another Ryan Murphy show on FX, Pose in the role of Pray Tell. Pose has been picked up for a second season to be aired in 2019. In August 2018, Porter confirmed via Instagram that he was joining the cast of American Horror Story for its eight season, Apocalypse.
- Could It Be... Satan? - Behold Chablis
- Boy Wonder - Behold Chablis
- Return to Murder House - Behold Chablis
- Traitor - Behold Chablis
- Fire and Reign - Behold Chablis
- ↑ Tony Winner 'Billy Porter' Will Appear in Season Eight of American Horror Story
- ↑ Pose's Breakout Star Billy Porter Joins the Cast of AHS: Apocalypse