Billy Porter broke down in tears as he revealed how hard it is to be a queer black artist working in America today.
The “Pose” star joined playwright and lyricist Michael R. Jackson, choreographer Raja Feather Kelly, and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins onstage to discuss Jackson’s hit LGBTQ musical, “A Strange Loop.”
But he began the panel at Playwrights Horizons in NYC — where the audience included Lin-Manuel Miranda — in tears.
The event Wednesday, attended by top names in the theater community, was presented by Ucross, a prestigious residency program in northeast Wyoming that boasts Porter, Jackson, and Jacobs-Jenkins as alumni, in the premiere of their “Ucross: Spotlight” series.
Miranda later tweeted that the “conversation on religion was so nuanced and honest. It made me want to go home and write. I don’t have a better compliment than that.”
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