Emmy and SAG nominated actor, musician, and writer Tituss Burgess is quickly emerging as one of the industry’s most versatile and dynamic performers. Most notably, Burgess stars as ‘Titus Andromedon’ in the Emmy-nominated comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring opposite Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, and Carol Kane. Tina Fey created Burgess’ outrageous character specifically for him. He has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, a SAG Award and two Critics’ Choice TV Awards for his performance, along with a Webby Award and Gold Derby TV Award. The series was recently renewed for a fourth season.
The actor was first introduced to TV audiences in Tina Fey's Emmy-winning NBC series 30 Rock, where he played ‘D’Fwan,’ the vivacious hairdresser and sidekick of 'Angie Jordan'. Burgess quickly became a breakout star. His other television credits include A Gifted Man, Blue Bloods, and Royal Pains. On the big screen, Burgess recently joined the cast of Peter Hutchings’ coming-of-age drama Departures, set to be released in 2018. Burgess also lent his voice to The Angry Birds Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village.
A veteran of the stage, Burgess made his Broadway debut in 2005 as ‘Eddie’ in Good Vibrations. Since, his memorable roles on the Broadway stage have included Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, and Guys and Dolls and regional theater productions of The Wiz and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Burgess recently acquired the rights to the beloved film The Preacher’s Wife, for which he will write the Broadway Musical's original score and lyrics. In addition, Burgess evolved his solo music career in 2012 with the debut of his album Comfortable. Burgess currently resides in New York City.