Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers is the creative vision of Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning artist Billy Porter, featuring new, soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs. Porter has enlisted Broadway and music's biggest contemporary stars to join him in reimagining classic tunes from the Rodgers songbook for a new generation, including Tony Award® winners Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Patina Miller (Pippin), and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton), Grammy Award® winners Pentatonix and India.Arie, Tony Award® nominees Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Joshua Henry (Violet), and Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), alongside YouTube sensation Todrick Hall and multiple Grammy Award® nominees Deborah Cox and Ledisi.
Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers marks Porter's fourth studio album, and his first as producer and content curator. "Since the release of my first album Untitled almost two decades ago, I've been fusing my favorite genres, Broadway and Soul, in my music," Porter said. "It has always been my dream to expand this idea beyond myself, so its sounds and attitudes could evolve to become a respected and viable voice in the Broadway market. This album is yet another example of how mashing up the classic with the modern makes the art explosive, transformative, visceral and immediate."