Hear Tituss Burgess Hit the High Notes in 'Chandelier' From Moulin Rouge! The Musical | Playbill

Broadway News Hear Tituss Burgess Hit the High Notes in 'Chandelier' From Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Burgess began performances as club owner Harold Zidler October 10.

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Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess began performances as club owner Harold Zidler in Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical October 10. The production recently shared a video of his rendition of "Chandelier" via Instagram–check out the video below, where Burgess sings the Sia song in a higher key than previous Zidler actors. 

Known for his performance as Titus Andromedon in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Burgess has also been seen in the second season of Schmigadoon! His performance in Moulin Rouge! is the actor's first return to Broadway since playing Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls. Other Broadway credits include Good Vibrations, Jersey Boys, and The Little Mermaid.

The current Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge! is led by Courtney Reed as Satine, Casey Cott as Christian, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec, David Harris as The Duke of Monroth, Gabe Martínez as Santiago, and Sophie Carmen-Jones as Nini. Oyoyo Joi is the Satine Alternate.

Upon Burgess' departure, Eric Anderson will return to the role of Zidler December 19. From February 6-May 12, 2024, British pop star Boy George will step into the role.

READ: Tituss Burgess Had Only Two Weeks to Rehearse for Moulin Rouge! The Musical

The company also includes Jacqueline B. Arnold, Tasia Jungbauer, David Merino, Cameron Burke, Nick Burrage, Olivia Cece, Lauren Celentano, Patrick ClantonAlexander Gil CruzBobby Daye, Tyler Eisenreich, Taurean Everett, Aaron C. Finley, E.J. Hamilton, Stephen Hernandez, Bahiyah Hibah, Nathaniel Hunt, Adam J. Levy, Heather Makalani, Nick Martinez, Kara Menendez, Kaitlin Mesh, Kelsey Orem, Dylan Paul, Clay Rice-Thomson, Amy Quanbeck, Jenn Stafford, Brandon Stonestreet, Alec Varcas, Cole Joseph Wachman, Michael Bryan Wang, Bria Jené WilliamsJordan Wynn, and Ricardo A. Zayas

Moulin Rouge!, based on the 2001 film, opened on Broadway in 2019 following a Boston tryout. The musical was subsequently nominated for 14 Tony Awards in 2020, winning 10, including Best Musical.

The production is directed by Alex Timbers with a book by John Logan (based on the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie of the same name) and choreography by Sonya Tayeh. The score features covers of "Fireworks" by Katy Perry, "Your Song" by Elton John, and "Chandelier" by Sia, among many other modern pop songs. The story takes place at Paris' famed Moulin Rouge and follows the tragic love story between performer Satine and composer Christian.

The production's music team includes musical supervisor Justin Levine, music producer Matt Stine, and music director Julie McBride. Orchestrations are by Levine, Stine, Katie Kresek, and Charlie Rosen, with dance arrangements by Levine and Stine.

Also on the creative team are scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Justin Townsend, sound designer Peter Hylenski, hair designer David Brian Brown, and makeup designer Sarah Cimino, with creative services by Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

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