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Kinky Boots Star Billy Porter Performs Luck Be a Lady From American Songbook Concert

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Featuring ten classics made famous on the Great White Way that focus on inspiration, empowerment and hope, the album's title is a nod to Sammy Davis, Jr.'s recording Sammy's Back on Broadway. "The canon of great Broadway songs is so vast, and I have so many favorites that the only way I could narrow them down was to choose a theme," Porter says of the songs on Billy's Back on Broadway. "Once I settled on what I wanted to say and the journey I wanted the listener to take, the songs made their presence known rather quickly."

While Porter grew up as a gospel singer, he transitioned to theater, making his Broadway debut in the original cast of Miss Saigon. "Seeing Jennifer Holliday from Dreamgirls perform on the Tony® Awards telecast and later discovering Barbra Streisand by listening to her albums at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh really changed everything for me," Porter says of his career path. "When Barbra released her first Broadway album I was about 15 years old, and I thought, 'One day, I'm going to make my own Broadway album - just like Babs!'"

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