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SHUFFLE ALONG's Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Receive Isabelle Stevenson Award

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While we await the 2016 Tony nominations, it has just been announced that SHUFFLE ALONG star Brian Stokes Mitchell will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award, according to Variety.

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!; and Mail, which earned him a Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. At City Center Encores! 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," and Jumping 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.

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement will be co-hosted by two Broadway favorites: past Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James and past Tony-nominee and Grammy Award-winnerAndrew Rannells. The Tony Award Nominations can be viewed LIVE on "CBS This Morning" and in their entirety here!

The event will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 3 (the exact time depends on the cut-in from CBS This Morning.

The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.


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