The 2022 addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway Legends ornament series is “the most beautiful thing in the world,” an ornament capturing extraordinary Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning icon Billy Porter.
Porter joins Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Carol Channing, Glenn Close, Harvey Fierstein, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Barbra Streisand and Gwen Verdon as part of the Broadway Legends series.
“I am thrilled and humbled to join the pantheon of artists who have created iconic work on Broadway and are now immortalized in these beautiful glass ornaments,” Porter said. “It’s a dream… a holiday dream come true.”
The collectible ornament features Porter in his Tony Award-winning role as Lola in Kinky Boots, complete with Lola’s signature fire engine red ensemble and thigh-high boots. The 6” keepsake is the perfect ornament to hold in your heart and on your tree or mantle. Order now.
The ornament was designed exclusively for Broadway Cares by artist Glen Hanson with the Christopher Radko Company. Hanson has designed the Broadway Legends ornaments since 2013.
Porter, who has served on the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees since 2020, has an illustrious range of stage and screen credits. In addition to his Tony Awards for Kinky Boots and as producer of 2022’s Best Musical A Strange Loop, he received an Emmy Award for his acclaimed performance as Pray Tell in the FX series Pose and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In 2020, Time magazine named Porter one of the most influential people in the world.
The release of the Broadway Legends ornaments has been a yearly tradition since 2008 with the inaugural ornament depicting Angela Lansbury from Mame. Here’s the complete lineup:
2008: Angela Lansbury as Mame Dennis from Mame – Sold Out
2009: Chita Rivera as Anita in West Side Story – Sold Out
2010: Carol Channing as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly! – Sold Out
2011: Bernadette Peters as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George – Sold Out
2012: Gwen Verdon as Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity – Sold Out
2013: Julie Andrews as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady – Sold Out
2014: Liza Minelli as Michelle Craig in The Act – Sold Out
2015: Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl – Sold Out
2016: Patti LuPone as Eva Peron in Evita – Sold Out
2017: Carol Burnett as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress – Order now
2018: Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray – Order now
2019: An updated re-released of Angela Lansbury as Mame Dennis from Mame – Order now
2020: Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard – Order now
2021: Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – Order now
2022: Billy Porter as Lola in Kinky Boots – Order now