Billy Porter Returns to Pittsburgh for 'Kinky Boots'

photos by Matthew Murphy 

Billy Porter’s life bears striking resemblances to a musical.There were humble beginnings growing up in East Liberty, followed by discrimination in the 1980s for being gay. Finally, with song, dance and a lot of initiative, he landed on Broadway at age 21 in the inaugural run of “Miss Saigon.”He laughs at the comparison.“That’s hilarious and true,” he says.So what musical would it be?“It doesn’t exist yet, but if it existed, it would be...

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