PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Billy Porter is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Porter, a Pittsburgh native, is a Tony Award-winning performer and style icon — as evidenced by his stunning red carpet look for this year’s Oscars.READ MORE: Gateway Athletic Director And Head Football Coach Tells Coaches Not To Apply For Pine Richland Job
Now he’s among 32 celebrities, including Mahershala Ali, Spike Lee and Julia Roberts, who will be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame, the 2019-2020 Selection Committee announced Thursday.
The Pittsburgh CAPA alum is being awarded a star for his work in live theater and performance. The other categories are motion pictures, television, radio and recording.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) June 21, 2019
The entertainer was enthusiastic about the news of his star, calling it “an honor” in a tweet Friday.MORE NEWS: Newly Remodeled Downtown Carnegie Library Reopens
The star ceremonies for the newest honorees have not been scheduled yet, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which heads the Walk of Fame Selection Committee.