Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter will receive an honorary doctorate from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The honor will be presented during the Conservatory’s May 12 commencement ceremony at the Berklee Performance Center.
Porter will deliver commencement remarks alongside mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood, who will also receive an honorary doctorate.
“Billy Porter’s repertoire is expansive and influential; his talents as a Broadway performer, singer, director, composer and playwright showcase the many paths an actor can take,” said Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young in a statement.
Porter, who won the Tony Award as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots, has also appeared on Broadway in Smokey Joe’s Café, Miss Saigon, and Shuffle Along.