8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tituss Burgess

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If you enjoy musicals, you’ve probably heard of Tituss Burgess. If you don’t, you may have heard him sing without realizing it. He is a well-known American actor and singer with a high-tenor voice.

Continue reading if you don’t know much about Tituss Burgess, we’ve compiled some unknown facts about him

Tituss Burgess
Tituss Burgess

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tituss Burgess

1. Openly Gay

Tituss is proudly gay. He isn’t married and doesn’t have any children, but he does tease that he might or might not have a boyfriend. In an interview, he stated that he has never had a girlfriend. He had known he was gay since he was a child. [1]

2. Loves Theatre

Tituss has loved performing on stage since he was a child. In 2005, he made his Broadway debut in the musical “Good Vibrations” as “Eddie”. He also played “Hal Miller” in “Jersey Boys and Sebastian the Crab” in “The Little Mermaid: The Musical” in 2007. He’s also appeared in a number of regional theatre productions, such as “Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wiz”.[2]

3. Performed For Benefits

Tituss has always enjoyed putting his musical abilities to good use for the benefit of others. He performed in a number of benefit concerts, including Broadway for Obama in 2008, the Broadway After Dark benefit concert in 2008, and a number of others.

4. First Male In a Traditional Female Role

Until Tituss auditioned, the Witch in Into the Woods had always been played by women. He made history as the first male to play The Witch in the DreamCatcher Theatre’s 2015 production. He was extremely happy about his accomplishment.

5. Voiced For Video Game And Cartoon

Tituss was cast as the local population in “Grand Theft Auto V” in 2013. It’s Tituss’ voice you hear when people are speaking and yelling at your character. Tituss didn’t just lend his voice to video games; if you’ve ever seen “The Angry Birds Movie” and heard the voice of “Photog”, that was Tituss.

6. Fan of Sister With Voices

Tituss proudly proclaims Weak by SWV as his favorite song from the 1990s when asked.

7. Nickname

Tituss claims that his best friends call him Tighty. He claims it’s just a cute way of saying his name, similar to how friends of a guy named Michael might refer to him as Mikey.

8. Break Out Roles

Tituss had a few minor roles on television when he first started out. “Mr. Z” in the series “The Battery’s Down” is one of these roles. He appeared in two episodes of the show in 2009. In an episode of “Blue Bloods” in 2012, he played a priest.

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