Video: Billy Porter Clip Singing ‘From A Distance’


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VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing ‘From A Distance’ For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors
By Michael Major
Dec. 21, 2021


Billy Porter was among the many artists who paid tribute to Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors. Watch a clip of Porter performing “From A Distance” below!

Billy Porter Performer For Bette Midler

Bette Midler received the Kennedy Center honor this year. Other recipients to be honored at the annual national celebration of the arts in Washington, D.C. include operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz; Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy; “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels; and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Melissa Manchester will present Midler with the honor. singing “Wind Beneath My Wings”. Beanie Feldstein and Kate Baldwin will also appear in the tribute.

The Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 22 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.


Sophie von Haselberg,, Billy Porter, and Bette Midler at The Met
Sophie von Haselberg,, Billy Porter, and Bette Midler at The Met

Billy Porter is an award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright. He won the Emmy Award for Lead Actor for his appearance in FX’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated drama “Pose”, and most recently received his third Emmy nomination for this role. A Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee, Porter has numerous theatre credits, including the role of Lola in the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” for which he won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards, as well as the Grammy for best musical-theatre album.

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