Michael Billy, a globally recognized film and television personality, producer, entertainer and community organizer, will return as host for the 3rd Annual Freedom and Fireworks Festival in 2016.
Moviegoers can look for him in his latest film, Clean Cut, slated for a limited theatrical release this summer. In addition, Billy currently serves as a regular cultural commentator for HLN and stars in the acclaimed TV series The Next American Gay – which airs in 7 countries. He has appeared on MSNBC, NBC, and MTV and, from 2007- 2009, hosted the 3-time Emmy-nominated show “In The Life” on PBS.
Born in Colombia and raised in New Jersey, Michael is proud to call Jersey City home. He plays a key role in many of the local cultural events, and is co-founder of the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival and co-chair of the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival.