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Tituss Burgess Just Proved Why He Should Be Cast In A Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

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22/05/2017 12:25 PM AEST | Updated 22/05/2017 12:25 PM AEST

Before his time on Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Tituss Burgess was Broadway's sassiest crustacean, Sebastian the crab in "The Little Mermaid", but that wasn't the role he *really* wanted.

"The whole while I was playing Sebastian I was like, I'm playing the wrong role," Burgess told the audience at Vulture Festival in New York.

"I went to the producers when I was getting ready to leave the show to see if they would let me audition for this other role, that I should have been playing, and they said no."

Apparently Titus was seriously keen on the role of Ursula the sea witch, and to prove what an incredible Ursula he'd be, he proceeded to belt out her iconic "Poor Unfortunate Souls".

After his absolutely stunning performance, Burgess said "Maybe they'll get their act together and put me in that movie," referring to the live-action remake Disney are planning on launching. But in the meantime, fingers crossed ABC cast Tituss in their live musical version of the Little Mermaid in October.

Tituss performed a few other songs, before inviting his "Kimmy Schmidt" co-star Jane Krakowski for a little duet. The pair recreated the Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland duet of "Get Happy" and "Happy Days Are here Again".

You can see more of Tituss in the third season of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" which hit Netflix on Friday. And good luck getting "Poor Unfortunate Souls" out of your head today.

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