Tony Winner Billy Porter Will Join San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus for Queens Celebration | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Tony Winner Billy Porter Will Join San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus for Queens Celebration The famed chorus’ 41st season will also include a tribute to artists from the U.K.
Billy Porter

Kinky Boots Tony winner Billy Porter will join the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus during their 41st season 41 a celebration of the rebel drag queens of the Stonewall Inn riots.

Porter will be the special guest for Queens, which will play San Francisco's Nourse Theater June 21–22, 2019.

Other highlights of the forthcoming season, featuring the 250 men of the chorus, include Tribute: Our 40th Birthday, a 40th birthday concert at San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Catholic Church October 26, 2018, featuring soprano Ellie Dehn; a tribute to the almost 300 singers the Chorus has lost to AIDS October 27 at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, located in Golden State Park; Brassy and Sassy, a brand-new festive seasonal show with guest star coloratura soprano Marnie Breckenridge at the Nourse Theater December 7–8; and The Brits Are Coming!, a salute to the musical genres, artists, and bands from the United Kingdom March 21, 2019, at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.


Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig said in a statement, “Following the tremendous successes of this past anniversary season, we launch Season 41 with great excitement. The season begins with one of the most monumental moments in our history—the groundbreaking of a memorial to our own chorus members we have lost at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, along with a performance of the first requiem composed in memory of those lost to AIDS. We end the season celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. In between, we will be singing, dancing, and raising a roof or two with incredible musical offerings.”

For complete season lineup and ticket information, visit

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