Sunday, October 26, 2008

Love Out Loud for Billy Porter

Before embarking on a career as a mainstream pop vocalist, Billy Porter built a substantial reputation as a theatrical singer in Broadway productions such as Grease and Smokey Joe's Cafe. He made his initial impact by placing "Love Is On The Way" on the soundtrack to the film First Wives' Club, in 1996. His debut album, Untitled, was firmly anchored in traditional R&B territory, with several key ballads. According to L. Michael Gipson: "His voice is one for the ages and it soon found a home back on Broadway starring in everything from a
revival of Grease to a landmark recording of Dreamgirls: In Concert. No less than Rosie O’Donnell fell in love with Billy’s talent and had him appear on her show innumerable times." This multi-faceted performer, well known to New York City audiences, has now brought his shining talents to the World AIDS Day event to help POZ benefit Broadway Cares/Equity fights AIDS.

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