When: May 7th, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Where: ASU Gammage
Price: $30, $50, $65, $85
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Grammy, Emmy, and 2x Tony winner Billy Porter brings passion and joy to Phoenix with his first-ever career-spanning pop music concert tour: THE BLACK MONA LISA TOUR: VOLUME ONE.  Porter began his music career in 1997 with the release of his debut album, Untitled, that generated the Top 10 single “Show Me,” and “Love Is On The Way,” which appeared in the hit movie First Wives Club. In 2019, Porter scored his first #1 on the Billboard US Dance Club Chart with “Love Yourself.”

“It’s really the first time that I’ve been able to fully express myself and who I am through my music. Through my mainstream pop music space. It’s like my magnum opus. It’s everything to me. You’ll really get a glimpse into who I am even deeper with this music.” –Billy Porter

Porter is a veteran of the theater performing in Miss Saigon, Angels in America and Grease before being awarded the “Best Leading Actor in a Musical” in 2013 for his portrayal of Lola in Kinky Boots. The following year he brought home a “Best Musical Theater Album” Grammy for the Official Kinky Boots Soundtrack.

In 2019, Porter made history as the first openly gay man to take home the “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” Emmy award for his work as Pray Tell in the FX drama series Pose. Time Magazine named him one of the “100 Most Influential People” of 2020. The following year Billy released his highly anticipated memoir, Unprotected, in addition to recording a song for the Red Hot +Free album which supports underserved communities affected with HIV/AIDS.

The summer of 2022 began with Billy receiving his second Tony award as a producer of “Best Musical” A Strange Loop and making his directorial film debut, Anything’s Possible. This year, Billy returns to his first love, music, with the release of his album Black Mona Lisa and a national tour.

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