The actor and singer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, learning how to be loved, and why no actor could play him in the film of his life
Born in Pennsylvania, Billy Porter, 51, studied drama and moved to New York in 1991 to appear in Miss Saigon. He went on to star in Kinky Boots, winning the 2013 Tony award for best actor in a musical, and a Grammy for the soundtrack. In 2018, he was cast in Netflix’s Pose, which will return for a third series. He is married and lives in New York state.
What is your greatest fear?
That I will be forgotten and my legacy won’t matter.