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Tituss Burgess Brings Out His Inner Effie And Is Not Going

Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls) is no stranger to taking on belting ballads but this one takes the cake. During Broadway Backwards, the once-a-year celebration of the LGBT community, Burgess stole the show by singing that oh so famous number from Dreamgirls, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”. Joined by Jamie Cepero, Steven Cutts, Miles Johnson, Rashad Naylor, Brandon Pearson and Dennis Stowe as Lorelle, James Thunder Early, Curtis, Michelle, CC and Deena, to set the scene before the big number, Burgess truly took it to another level. Watch below.

“On March 18, 2013, while raising a record-setting $347,060 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, the eighth annual edition of Broadway Backwards featured an immensely talented 80-person cast and live orchestra performing the great songs of musical theatre with a twist: women sang songs originally written for men and men sang songs written for women.”

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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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