This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Terry Fator.
Terry Fator, “The Voice of Entertainment,” headlines at The Mirage, Mondays – Thursdays, became a household name in 2007 when he won Season 2 of “America’s Got Talent.” He continues to entertain with a unique combination of singing, comedy and celebrity impressions.
After 25 years of honing his skills at county fairs and venues across the country, the Dallas-bred entertainer’s big “AGT” win at age 42 catapulted him into the upper echelon of entertainers, landing him at No. 2 on Forbes’ list of the top-earning comics behind Jerry Seinfeld in 2013. The feat is due largely to his multi-million dollar deal with The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where his award-winning show, “Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment,” has been running since 2009.
With a cast of characters including Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice; Maynard Tompkins, the Elvis Impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbor and many others, Fator has been raking in awards, accolades and industry admiration ever since.
In 2014, Fator released a DVD “Terry Fator: Live in Concert,” a country music CD “It Starts Tonight,” as well as a series of children’s books including “Lamu, The Christmas Kitten.”