Monday night, Tituss Burgess was among the speakers at a vigil at New York’s Stonewall Inn for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando.
“At times like this, I find myself at a loss for what to do, [so] I’m going to give you the one thing that I always had readily available,” said the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star before breaking into a rendition of “Somewhere” from West Side Story.
West Side Story, of course, is the Tony-winning musical that deals with senseless violence and the hope for a better world.
Burgess is also donating proceeds from his upcoming Taste of Tituss Pride event to GLAAD and Equality Florida, which are both on the ground in Orlando.
The three-day event, taking place June 17, 18, and 20 at New York’s Out hotel, includes dinner, brunch and barbecue with Burgess, as well as a live performance. Burgess will also be sharing tastes of his new wines, Pinot Pride and Rosé Pride, inspired by his Kimmy Schmidt character’s song “Peeno Noir.”
Below, Logo’s Mike Kelton talked to mourners at the Stonewall vigil.