Their Favorite Things: Broadway and "Kimmy Schmidt" Star Tituss Burgess Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   Their Favorite Things: Broadway and "Kimmy Schmidt" Star Tituss Burgess Shares His Theatregoing Experiences's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Broadway singing actor Tituss Burgess, who can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix series, the Tina Fey-created "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Tituss Burgess
Tituss Burgess Photo by Jennifer Leigh Mann

 Phylicia Rashad in August: Osage County

I was so curious if it mattered that she was black and the rest of her family was white or if it would have been awkward. It wasn’t. She was STUNNING in the role, and it somehow heightened it for me. It's all about the story, and if it isn’t race specific…IT DOESN’T MATTER!!! 

Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked

I was having a really hard time and I won the lottery and sat in the front row. It was like she knew, and her entire performance lifted me.

Lillias White in Fela

Forget it!!! No words.

Bernadette Peters in Annie Get Your Gun

I saw it the first time I visited NYC. Pure Magic. 

Bernadette Peters in Gypsy


Daniel Reichard in Jersey Boys

I thought he gave a Tony-worthy performance. It was such a beautiful performance.

Adam Kantor in Rent

He is a brilliant actor.

Fantasia in The Color Purple


Danny Burstein in The Drowsy Chaperone

I can't with him. He makes me laugh so hard!

Victoria Clark in Light in the Piazza

It was MAGICAL. It made me fall in love with musical theatre all over again.

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