Billy Porter, Lindsay Mendez, Harvey Fierstein, Marin Mazzie and More Share TKTS Memories

By Playbill Staff
04 Jul 2013

Billy Porter
Photo by Monica Simoes

Tony Award winner Billy Porter

It was a brisk fall day in 1986 and I was 17-years-old. My voice teacher brought me to New York City for my college auditions. After my audition for NYU on that Saturday morning in the Village, I followed the street sign that said Broadway all the way up until it stopped smack-dab in the middle of Times Square and the TKTS booth. I bought a ticket to see A Chorus Line. It was my first Broadway show, and Donna McKechnie had returned for a brief stint. Needless to say, TKTS has been my best friend for years! Oh, and incidentally, I did not get into NYU!