Billy Porter to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES - SEP 22: Billy Porter at the Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

The Hollywood Walk of Fame will welcome Billy Porter on Dec. 1.

The Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor and singer will be honored with the 2,741st star on the Los Angeles landmark — in the category of Live Performance/Live Theatre.

“We are thrilled to be honoring award-winning actor Billy Porter with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His performances leave everyone wanting more!” Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez said in a press release. “I cannot wait to see what he will be wearing on his special day.”

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Porter is known for his fashion sense as well as for playing “Pray Tell” on the FX series Pose. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role. He also took home the Dorian Award for TV Performance of the Year from GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native previously had roles in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse; the second season of the CBS All Access series The Twilight Zone; Amazon Prime’s 2021 Cinderella re-make; and other TV projects.

Among his movie roles, were The Humbling alongside Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig; Noel; The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy; and Twisted. His directing credits include Amazon Prime’s Anything’s Possible and the queer teen comedy film To Be Real, from Gabrielle Union’s production company.

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A veteran of the theatre, Porter previously reprised his role as “Lola” in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, and won the 2013 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

He won his second Tony Award in 2022 for Best Musical as a producer on A Strange Loop.

Porter’s Walk of Fame star will be located at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard, near the Pantages Theatre.

The ceremony takes place Thursday, Dec. 1, at 11:30 a.m. PT.