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Alma mater  University of Georgia
Role  Actor
Name  Tituss Burgess

Years active  2005–present
Occupation  Actor, singer
Education  University of Georgia
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Born  February 21, 1979 (age 36) (1979-02-21) Athens, Georgia, United States
Movies and TV shows  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, You Must Be Joking
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Albums  Here's To You, Comfortable
Similar People  Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane, Robert Carlock, Dylan Gelulla

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Tituss Burgess (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in four Broadway musicals and is known for his high tenor voice. He is a main cast member on the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, for which he received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015, 2016 and 2017.


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Personal life

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Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, he 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 is openly gay.


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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. He has also performed in several regional theater productions, including The Wiz and Jesus Christ Superstar.

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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.

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In July 2009, he was a performer on the R Family Vacations Summer Cruise. Three months later, 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.

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In March 2013, Burgess performed "And I Am Telling You..." from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising concert Broadway Backwards.

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Burgess was the first male actor ever to be cast in the role of The Witch in Into the Woods in a 2015 production by DreamCatcher Theatre which performed in Miami's Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

On March 6, 2015, Netflix released the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt which stars Burgess in a main role as Titus Andromedon, Kimmy's roommate. Burgess received universal acclaim for his performance, with The New York Times stating that the role was tailor made for him. For his performance in the first season, he received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2015 ceremony.

In June 2016, Burgess reprised his role of "Sebastian the Crab" during the Hollywood Bowl concert event of The Little Mermaid.


  • 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
  • References

    Tituss Burgess Wikipedia