Billy Porter is an award winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director. He currently stars as Lola on Broadway in the smash hit Kinky Boots for which he won a Tony Award. When not starring on The Great White Way, Billy can be seen captivating audiences with his latest one man show, on the small and big screen and performing in concerts for some of the worlds biggest names. Jump at any opportunity to hear him perform live. He is magical!
Where are you from and why do you love it?
I live in Harlem and love the true melting pot it has become. People from all socioeconomic backgrounds fellowshipping together in peace. It’s lovely.
Lenox Coffee @ 129th & Lenox. We’ve also finally gotten BLUE BOTTLE coffee in NYC. Fingers crossed we’ll get one uptown.
Favorite spot for a cocktail?
I don’t really drink much. But I love a single malt scotch on occasion.
Date night destination?
My apartment. I love to cook for my man…
Favorite find in the neighborhood?
My favorite hat maker, Rod Keenan has his shop 4 blocks away from me. Very dangerous.
Outdoor space to enjoy in the sun?
The Christopher Street Pier…or ANY Pier on the West Side Highway. They’ve all been remodeled. It’s breathtaking.
Best kept neighborhood secret?
Affordable spaces to live… Although, the secret is out!