When stage and screen star Tituss Burgess makes his Carnegie Hall debut February 1 he will be joined by a host of award-winning guest stars and friends.
Newly announced for the evening are Big River Tony nominee Michael McElroy, also a Tony Honoree as the Founder of Broadway Inspirational Voices, and Legally Blonde Tony nominee Orfeh, most recently seen in the Broadway musical version of Pretty Woman.
The 8 PM concert, a tribute to the music of Stephen Sondheim titled Take Me to the World, will also feature appearances by the previously reported Tony winners Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Nine) and Lillias White (The Life, Barnum). Emmy winner Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls, Grey's Anatomy) will no longer appear due to scheduling conflicts.
In an earlier statement, Burgess said, “Sondheim is a religion. I don’t claim to have some profound knowledge on interpreting his catalog, but I do have an expert awareness on how deeply I’ve been affected by his vast array of compositions. I simply want to thank him for what he’s given me and so many other people.”
Burgess, whose Broadway credits include Good Vibrations, Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, and Guys and Dolls, has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, and two Critics’ Choice TV Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He was also awarded Best Actor at the 2015 Webby Awards and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at the 2015 Gold Derby TV Awards.
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