Just three years ago Terry Fator was giving a performance at a fair near Houston, Texas to an audience of one. He considered walking away from show business but made a fateful decision to audition one more time and after winning the second season of America’s Got Talent, Fator has stopped wondering whether he’s in the right profession.
Fator has signed a five-year contract to perform nightly at The Mirage Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. He is replacing Danny Gans, who has moved to Steve Wynn’s Encore, and will be presenting his show at the Terry Fator Theatre.
But if the ventriloquist act isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, take a look at the artists who are working the room on the nights that Winston the Impersonating Turtle is taking a break. Ray Ramono and Brad Garrett, Ron White and Lewis Black will all give it a whirl in the Terry Fator Theatre in 2009.
Don’t count out the entertainment value of a night with Fator and company: “I look at myself as a talk show host and the characters are my guests,” says Fator. “I can guarantee anyone who comes to my show, within a second or two, will feel that the puppet is the real entity.”