Billy Porter’s incredible throwback Grease performance is giving fans chills – they’re multiplying!

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Billy Porter shared a throwback video of his performance in a 1994 Broadway revival of Grease – and it is truly something to behold.

The Pose icon played Teen Angel in the famed production of the hit musical, which was helmed by acclaimed director and choreographer Jeff Calhoun.

A full 27 years on, Billy Porter shared a video of his extraordinary, earth-shattering vocal performance on “Beauty School Dropout” – and we have chills (they’re multiplying).

The pitch-perfect performance saw Porter hit practically every note known to humankind, proving that he is a true legend of musical theatre.

“This week in 1994, the revival of Grease opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre,” Porter captioned the post on Instagram.

“I was serving Teen Angel realness in ‘a white high-collared spacesuit; cha-cha heels; glittered face.'”

Billy Porter’s ‘iconic’ Grease performance left fans stunned

Naturally, pretty much everybody was blown away by the powerful performance.

“So iconic,” Lavere Cox commented, summing up the thoughts of the entire internet, while Pose star Ryan Jamaal Swain wrote: “STOPPPPP EVERY TIME”.

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One fan wrote: “It’s the vocals for me!!”

Another added: “You were SPECTACULAR!!!!!” which somehow feels like an understatement.

The 1994 Brodaway revival of Grease debuted on 11 May, 1994 and became a roaring success, lasting for 1,505 performances.

Billy Porter played Teen Angel, who was famously played by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 film adaptation.

The hugely successful revival starred Ricky Paull Golden as Danny, Susan Wood as Sandy, and lesbian icon Rosie O’Donnell as Rizzo. Brooke Shields later joined the production as Rizzo after O’Donnell left.

Will & Grace legend Megan Mullally also starred in the musical as Marty.

Porter went on to have blaze a trail in musical theatre, originating the role of Lola in the Broadway smash Kinky Boots.

In more recent times, Porter has made a name for himself with his role as Pray Tell on Pose – and he is widely loved by queer people for serving some of the red carpet’s most iconic looks.

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