Tony Winner Billy Porter to Embark on U.K. Solo Tour | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Tony Winner Billy Porter to Embark on U.K. Solo Tour

The Black Mona Lisa tour will take audiences through Porter's life story.

Billy Porter

Grammy, Emmy, and Tony winner Billy Porter is hitting the road across the pond.

Porter will bring his show The Black Mona Lisa, which previously toured across the United States, to the U.K. Beginning October 18, the multi-stop tour will feature a night at The London Palladium October 26. Other announced cities include Brighton, Manchester, Bath, Glasgow, and Swansea.

Backed by a full band, the Black Mona Lisa tour takes audiences through Porter's life story, featuring songs from his album Black Mona Lisa while also celebrating his '90s R&B roots and Broadway roles.

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Said Porter, “I’m thrilled to be bringing my fifth and most personal album to tour my 2nd favorite home country. The U.K. has embraced my passion project with open arms, with me seeing two of my singles, 'Children' and 'Baby Was A Dancer,' soar to the top of BBC Radio Radio 2 Pop Charts, with the latter reaching number 1. I can’t wait to share my love for you all live and in person."

Porter won the Emmy Award for Lead Actor for his role in FX’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated drama Pose. He earned three Emmy nominations total for his role in the series. He has won three Tony awards, including a performance award for Lola in Kinky Boots (for which he also won a Grammy), a producing award for Best Musical winner A Strange Loop, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award for his outstanding contribution to advocacy, social service, and charity.

Elsewhere on Broadway, he performed in Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. 

For complete information on Porter's tour stops as they are released to the public, visit

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