Tituss Burgess

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Actor • Singer

Birth Date: February 21, 1979

Age: 45 years old

Birth Place: Athens, Georgia

After conquering Broadway, Tituss Burgess set his sights on TV. Performing in various theater productions in high school before heading to the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a BA in Music, he followed the bright lights to New York City to be at the heart of theaterland. Making his Broadway debut in Beach Boys musical "Good Vibrations" (2005), he then leaped to the Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys" (2005), appearing on the Original Cast Recording released the same year. Burgess also pursued his own recording career, releasing his first studio album, Here's to You, in 2006. He was the first actor to take on the role of Sebastian the Crab in the original stage adaptation of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" (2007). An ambassador for musical theater, Burgess performed at several high profile benefit concerts including "Broadway After Dark" and "Broadway for Obama" in 2008.

After appearing in web series "The Battery's Down" (2009), Burgess landed his first television role in "A Gifted Man" (CBS, 2011) followed by a recurring role in "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013), where he first met Tina Fey. Fey was so impressed with his performance on "30 Rock" that she wrote the character of outrageous aspiring Broadway star Titus Andromedon in series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix 2015-), specifically for Burgess, incorporating elements of his own early career into the character.

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The Slumber PartyStream

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Best in Snow

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Best in Snow

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TeletubbiesStream

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Sherri

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Annie Live! Sing-Along!

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2021

Annie Live!Stream

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2021

The Kids Tonight ShowStream

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Schmigadoon!Stream

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Celebrity Name That TuneStream

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RespectStream

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Rev. James Cleveland
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Hot Mess HolidayStream

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Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Celebration

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Sing On!Stream

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Central ParkStream

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How's Your Head, Hun?

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The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II

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2020

Dishmantled

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

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Titus Andromedon
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2020

A Little Late With Lilly Singh

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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The Addams FamilyStream

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A Bold New Love: A Christmas Eve With Middle Collegiate Church

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Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Party Monster: Scratching the Surface

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Titus Andromedon
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2018

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I Hate Kids

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The Amazing Fabular
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Then Came You

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Taraji's White Hot Holidays

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Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Julie's Greenroom

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2017

The Good FightStream

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Smurfs: The Lost Village

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Today's Take

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2016

Match GameStream

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Maya & Marty

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Hollywood Medium With Tyler HenryStream

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The Angry Birds Movie

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Catfight

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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtStream

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Bachelor in ParadiseStream

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Social

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RuPaul's Drag Race All StarsStream

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

LIVE with Kelly

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2011

The Chew

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2011

The Talk

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Blue BloodsStream

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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Royal PainsStream

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The Wendy Williams Show

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Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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30 RockStream

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ET Canada

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Last Call With Carson Daly

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The View

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Just for Laughs

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Charlie RoseStream

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Good Morning America

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News aboutTituss Burgess

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‘Schmigadoon!’ Renewed for Season 2, Tituss Burgess & Patrick Page Join Cast

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‘Central Park’ Season 2 Trailer Teases New Music and NYC Shenanigans (VIDEO)

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Tituss Burgess on Co-Hosting ‘Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration’

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Tituss Burgess Hosts ‘Sing On!’s Wild Karaoke Competition for Netflix (VIDEO)

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8 Supporting Actors Who Deserve to Lead a TV Series

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