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The Rise of ‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter

The Rise of ‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter

Billy Porter understands timing is essential. After a failed music career in the Nineties, Porter, 49, was bankrupt and couch-surfing, surviving on acting scraps for decades, before he transformed himself for a career-catapulting, Tony-winning turn as Lola in Kinky Boots in 2012. Now, he’s not shy about owning his moment as the flamboyant Pray Tell, the ball Mc and a male lead in FX’s musical drama Pose, a role that was created for him using his own life experience as a backdrop.

“I did everything that everybody wanted me to

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