The Votes Are In: Playbill Readers Pick Who They'd Like to Win the 2013 Tony Award

By Playbill Staff
07 Jun 2013

Billy Porter
Photo by Matthew Murphy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Readers picked Billy Porter, who portrays the sassy and fabulous drag queen Lola in Broadway's Kinky Boots, as their favorite Leading Actor in a Musical. The longtime Broadway actor, who received his first Tony nomination this season with Kinky, took home the 2013 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. Sex is certainly in his heel, and Porter shines in his first Broadway leading role. Click here for the Leading Men column with Porter and co-star Stark Sands, who are up for the same Tony Award and find themselves cheering each other on.