Tituss Burgess gave a tribute befitting an Icon when he coated Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" at Billboard's 2018 Women in Music occasion Thursday night time (Dec. 6) at New York's Pier 36. Lauper obtained the Icon Award on the gala, which additionally honored Ariana Grande as Billboard's Woman of the Year.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star put his Broadway bona fides to good use for his tribute to Lauper, placing his personal spin on her 1984 hit "Time After Time." Backed by only a grand piano, Burgess took unpredictable liberties with the traditional track's melody, beginning in a delicate whispered tone earlier than going full Broadway glory word on the hovering ultimate refrain.
Lauper sat entrance and heart and beamed at Burgess as he reinterpretated her track, and his highly effective efficiency earned a standing ovation that led into Lauper's personal standing O as she hit the stage to just accept her award.
We'll add video of the efficiency when it's obtainable.