You might remember Terry Fator from season two of America’s Got Talent when he won the first prize of a million dollars for his ventriloquist act. Within a year, The Mirage Las Vegas signed him as a headliner in a record-breaking $100 million dollar contract for his own show which combines song, comedy, and ventriloquism. His show, “Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment,” has cleaned up The Best of Las Vegas awards, snagging Best Show, Best All-Around Performer, Best Impersonator, and Best Overall Show.
Terry Fator uses puppets to do both male and female impressions of everyone imaginable, including Cher, Dean Martin, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Elvis, Adele, and Patsy Cline. Even though he never moves his lips, his singing voice is so good it gives you chills. Known as the man of a 1,000 voices, his performances are amazingly creative—one act might feature an impersonation of Louis Armstrong holding a turtle who does an impersonation of Kermit the Frog singing a Louis Armstrong song, while another act might surprise the audience by his convincing performance of both male and female parts to Nat King Cole’s, “Unforgettable.”
You can see over sixteen different puppets in his act, including the soulful Emma Taylor, who shocked the world by singing Etta James’ “At Last” on America’s Got Talent, the frank country singer Walter T Airedale, who covers Garth Brooks’ hit “Friends in Low Places,” or the stuffy impersonating turtle Winston, who does hysterical songs from a host of different singers. Although you can certainly see many of these puppets he made famous on national TV, Terry Fator has promised to keep creating new characters to premiere exclusively at the Mirage. Tickets start at $59.99, a great deal for a show on the Las Vegas Strip. You can catch the show Mondays – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.