BWW TV: Brian Stokes Mitchell on the Honor of Receiving the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
At tonight's 70th Annual Tony Awards, SHUFFLE ALONG star Brian Stokes Mitchell was honored with the Isabelle Stevenson Award. Check out what he had to say about representing the Actors Fund by receiving the award below!
Dubbed "the last leading man" by The New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country's finest conductors and orchestras. His Broadway career includes performances in Man of La Mancha (Tony Award nomination and Helen Hayes Award); Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Ragtime (Tony nomination);August Wilson's King Hedley II (Tony nomination); Kiss of the Spider Woman; Jelly's Last Jam; Lincoln Center Theater's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; Oh, Kay!; andMail, which earned him a Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. At City CenterEncores! he has appeared in Do, Re, Mi and Carnival, and most recently starred in Kismet.
His long television career began with a seven-year stint on "Trapper John, MD." Numerous film and television appearances more recently include One Last Thing, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan" and "Frasier," PBS's "Great Performances," DreamWorks' The Prince of Egypt (singing "Through Heaven's Eyes"), "Glee," "Mr. Robot," andJumping the Broom. His musical versatility has kept him in demand by some of the country's finest conductors and orchestras, and he has been invited to the White House and performed for Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama.