Burgess with Barbara Cook.
February 21, 1979 |
Athens, Georgia, United States
Tituss Burgess (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in four Broadway musicals and is known for his very high tenor voice. He is a main cast member in the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt since 2015.
Burgess, an only child, was born and raised in Athens, Georgia and attended Cedar Shoals High School where he was active in the theatre program. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Music.
Burgess made his Broadway debut in the musical Good Vibrations as Eddie in 2005, and then appeared in Jersey Boys in 2005 as Hal Miller. He originated the role of "Sebastian the Crab" in the musical The Little Mermaid in 2007 and went on to the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the revival of Guys and Dolls in 2009.
Burgess performed at the "Broadway for Obama" benefit concert held at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 20, 2008. He performed at the "Broadway After Dark" benefit concert on October 26, 2008 in New York City. He performed in a solo concert at Birdland in New York City on July 27, 2009. In 2009, he was one of the performers on the R Family Vacations Summer Cruise from July 11 through July 18.
In October 2009, he was featured on an episode of the popular web show The Battery's Down. He appeared in season 5 of 30 Rock as D'Fwan, a member of Tracy Jordan's wife's entourage. He reprised the role in season 6.
On March 6, 2015, Netflix released the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which stars Burgess as Titus Andromedon, Kimmy's roommate. He received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards for his performance.
Burgess is openly gay.
|2014||You Must Be Joking||Hank Trenton|
|2009||The Battery's Down||Mr. Z||2 episodes|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Larry the Guard||Episode: "In Case of Discomfort"|
|2011–2012||30 Rock||D'Fwan||4 episodes|
|2012||Blue Bloods||Priest||Episode: "The Life We Chose"|
|2013||Royal Pains||Kristoff||Episode: "Bones to Pick"|
|2015–present||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Titus Andromedon||13 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Won—Webby Award for Best Actor
|2014||Grand Theft Auto V||Barber||Credited under "Local Population"|
- Jersey Boys (2005) Original Cast Recording
- Here's To You (2006) Studio Album
- Here's To You (2006) debut solo album, available on iTunes
- Disney's The Little Mermaid (2008) Original Cast Recording
- Keys (2008) Scott Alan
- Thirteen Stories Down (2010) Jonathan Reid Gealt
- Comfortable (2012) Studio Album
- "Tituss Burgess - Broadway Theatre Credits, Photos, Who's Who - Playbill Vault". Playbill Vault. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
- Gans, Andrew. "Broadway for Obama Concert to Feature Lopez, Burgess, Hicks, Dixon and More," playbill.com, October 8, 2008
- Gans, Andrew. "Broadway After Dark Features Braxton, Burgess, Dandridge, Sengbloh and More Oct. 26," playbill.com, October 26, 2008
- Gans, Andrew."Guys and Dolls' Burgess to Play Birdland in July," playbill.com, June 19, 2009
- Gans, Andrew."All Aboard!: R Family Vacations Summer Cruise, with McArdle, Burgess, Jackson, Departs July 11," playbill.com, July 11, 2009
- "And I Am Telling You..." Tituss Burgess - 2013 Broadway Backwards. YouTube. 26 March 2013.
- "Tituss Burgess Will Be The Witch in Miami Into the Woods; Sondheim Gives Blessing". Playbill.
- "Why Tituss Burgess Makes Tina Fey Laugh". out.com.
- "Tituss Burgess, '30 Rock' Actor, Talks Being 'Comfortable' As A Gay Man On New Album". The Huffington Post. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2014.