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Brian Stokes Mitchell

Also Credited As: Brian Mitchell
 
Date Of Birth:
October 31, 1957 (64)
Birth Place:
Seattle, WA
Bio:
Dubbed ‚Äúthe last leading man‚ÄĚ by The New York Times, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country‚Äôs finest conductors and orchestras. He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: October 31, 1957 (64)

Birth Place: Seattle, WA

Bio:
Dubbed ‚Äúthe last leading man‚ÄĚ by The New York Times, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country‚Äôs finest conductors and orchestras. He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
Sam
  [Los Angeles]
LA Opera Production, 2019
Signor Naccarelli
  [Off-Broadway]
Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production, 2016
Narrator
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
F.E. Miller
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Special Event, 2014
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Don Pedro
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2010
Ivan
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Hajj
  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
George Bailey
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2005
Emile de Becque
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Lawrence
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Lawrence [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Sweeney Todd
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Jerry
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
King
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2000
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Fred Graham / Petruchio
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
John Henry Wheeler
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Coalhouse Walker Jr.
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1997
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
Sam

  [Los Angeles]
LA Opera Production, 2019
Signor Naccarelli

  [Off-Broadway]
Ellis Island Developmental Concert Production, 2016
Narrator

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
F.E. Miller

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Special Event, 2014
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Don Pedro

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2010
Ivan

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Hajj

  [Broadway]
Benefit Concert, 2005
George Bailey

Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2005
Emile de Becque

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Lawrence

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Lawrence [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Don Quixote (Cervantes)

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Sweeney Todd

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Jerry

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
King

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2000
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Fred Graham / Petruchio

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
John Henry Wheeler

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Coalhouse Walker Jr.

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Production, 1997
Performer

Brian Stokes Mitchell Biography

Dubbed ‚Äúthe last leading man‚ÄĚ by The New York Times, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country‚Äôs finest conductors and orchestras.

He received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. He also gave Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, and Ragtime. Other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Shuffle Along. In 2016 he was awarded his second Tony Award, the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Tony for his Charitable work with The Actors Fund. That same year Stokes was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

An extremely versatile and in-demand singer, Stokes has performed at venues spanning jazz, opera, pops, country, and musical theater worlds. He has worked with John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Gustavo Dudamel, Keith Lockhart, Michael Tilson Thomas, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Big Band, The Mormon Tabernacle choir and the Muppets. Stokes has made multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall beginning with his debut with the San Francisco Symphony through his televised performance in South Pacific opposite Reba McEntire to his sold-out solo concert, which he continues to perform throughout the U.S. He has been invited twice to perform at the White House (both times aired on PBS‚Äôs ‚ÄúGreat Performances‚ÄĚ) and has performed multiple times for Presidents Clinton and Obama.

‚ÄčStokes has delved deeply into various music disciplines. In addition to singing he began piano studies at the age of 6. A self-professed autodidact, his musical curiosity lead him to teach himself composing, arranging and orchestration, starting in his teens. He later studied, Film scoring, orchestration, and conducting both privately and through UCLA and subsequently scored and conducted a number of ‚ÄúTrapper John, MD‚ÄĚ episodes, a series on which he was also a regular cast member. His musical talent has extended to the present day as producer, arranger and orchestrator on his three solo albums including his last recording, ‚ÄúSimply Broadway‚ÄĚ and his upcoming recording ‚ÄúPlays With Music‚ÄĚ, which is slated to be released this Fall. Stokes has appeared on more than 20 albums.

‚ÄčHis extensive screen credits began with a guest starring role on ‚ÄúRoots:The next Generations‚ÄĚ, followed by a 7-year stint on Trapper John, MD and have continued with memorable appearances on everything from PBS‚Äô Great Performances to The Fresh Prince, Frasier, Glee, Jumping the Broom and his most recent recurring roles on Madam Secretary, Mr. Robot, The Path, Billions and The Good Fight. Other recent TV appearances include The Blacklist, Elementary, and Bull. As a voice-over artist he has played dozens of characters on animated TV episodes including performing ‚ÄúThrough Heaven‚Äôs Eyes‚ÄĚ in Dreamwork‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Prince of Egypt."

As a writer Stokes has contributed to the book Hirschfeld’s Harlem, wrote the preface to At This Theatre, and co-authored the children’s book Lights on Broadway.

For fun he has been known to fly planes and jump out of them (usually not at the same time), and he can ride a bicycle on a high wire.

Stokes has enjoyed working with numerous charitable organizations from the March of Dimes to the USO. He is on the board of Americans For the Arts and is serving his 14th term as Chairman of the Board of the Actors Fund.


Brian Stokes Mitchell Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Isabelle Stevenson Award Gold Star
Brian Stokes Mitchell
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Brian Stokes MitchellMan of La Mancha
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
Brian Stokes Mitchell Sweeney Todd
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Man of La Mancha
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Man of La Mancha
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Man of La Mancha
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Brian Stokes MitchellKing Hedley II
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Brian Stokes Mitchell, King Hedley II
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Brian Stokes Mitchell, King Hedley II
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Stokes Mitchell, King Hedley II
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kiss Me Kate
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Brian Stokes Mitchell , Kiss Me, Kate
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ragtime
 
Drama League Awards - 1998 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ragtime
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Actor - Musical
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ragtime
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ragtime
 
Theatre World Awards - 1988 - Performance Gold Star
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mail

Brian Stokes Mitchell News

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, and More Join NY Phil's Upcoming Gala Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, and More Join NY Phil's Upcoming Gala
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

With Lin-Manuel Miranda performing a suite from Hamilton, and vocalists Renée Fleming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bernadette Peters, and Vanessa Williams also joining the NY Phil, the evening is a fitting celebration of the successful completion of a 20-year journey.

Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell is Excited About AN EVENING WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHE Photo Interview: Brian Stokes Mitchell is Excited About AN EVENING WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL at Wharton Center!
by Katie Laban - Sep 20, 2022

Broadway legend and film star, Brian Stokes Mitchell, will make his first appearance in East Lansing on 9/23 in Cobb Great Hall at the Wharton Center. The 2-time Tony Award winner with a 40-year career spanning Broadway and more is a highly versatile singer ready to give fans a memorable show, An Evening with Brian Stokes Mitchell.

FUNNY GIRL, BEETLEJUICE, COME FROM AWAY & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auct Photo FUNNY GIRL, BEETLEJUICE, COME FROM AWAY & More Join Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Virtual chats with Tony Award winners, limited edition Al Hirschfeld prints signed by Broadway icons and hard-to-get opening night tickets are just a few of the items now open for early bids for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

Win a Private Dinner with Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis & More Through Black Theatr Photo Win a Private Dinner with Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis & More Through Black Theatre United's Charitybuzz Auction
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Black Theatre United has postponed their inaugural Gala to 2023, due to scheduling conflicts. Ahead of the Gala, BTU has partnered with Charitybuzz, the leading impact marketplace for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, for an exclusive fundraising auction.

Andy Karl, Orfeh, Stephen Flaherty & More to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Broadway R Photo Andy Karl, Orfeh, Stephen Flaherty & More to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Broadway Records at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Broadway Records is celebrating 10 years with the 10th anniversary of 54 Below! This one-night-only celebration concert will feature Broadway Records’ most dazzling solo and double-act artists.

Wake Up With BWW 9/15: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Extends, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/15: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Extends, and More!
by - Sep 15, 2022

Top stories include an extension for the off-Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez. Plus, new cast members will join The Lion King tour, and more!

VIDEO: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate the Newly Dedicated James Earl Jones Theatre Photo VIDEO: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate the Newly Dedicated James Earl Jones Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2022

Earlier this week, the Cort Theatre was officially renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre in honor of the iconic multi-award-winning American actor! Go inside the ceremony, which included special guests Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Danielle Brooks, cast members from the Tony-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop and more. Watch the full video!

Photos: Stars Turn Out for the 'James Earl Jones Theater' Dedication! Photo Photos: Stars Turn Out for the 'James Earl Jones Theater' Dedication!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2022

The Cort Theatre was officially renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre in honor of the iconic multi-award-winning American actor! Check out photos from inside the ceremony, which included special guests Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Danielle Brooks, cast members from the Tony-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop and more!

BroadwayWorld Announces Exciting Plans for 20th Anniversary Celebration Photo BroadwayWorld Announces Exciting Plans for 20th Anniversary Celebration
by Team BWW - Sep 12, 2022

BroadwayWorld, the #1 online destination for Broadway, theatre and live entertainment news around the world, has announced the first round of plans to celebrate their 20th Anniversary on the Internet, including a refreshed website and a special concert featuring marquee talent.

Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald & More to Perform at Black Theatre Unite Photo Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald & More to Perform at Black Theatre United Inaugural Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

Black Theatre United's inaugural gala, ‚ÄúA Night to Remember,‚ÄĚ will take place on Monday, October 3 at The Rooftop at Pier 17. The evening will begin with a concert featuring performances by America‚Äôs most sought-after Black Broadway and theater talent.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Videos

VIDEO: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate the Newly Dedicated James Earl Jones Theatre VideoVIDEO: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate the Newly Dedicated James Earl Jones Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2022

Earlier this week, the Cort Theatre was officially renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre in honor of the iconic multi-award-winning American actor! Go inside the ceremony, which included special guests Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Danielle Brooks, cast members from the Tony-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop and more. Watch the full video!

VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell is Sharing 'Songs and Stories' on Backstage Live! VideoVIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell is Sharing 'Songs and Stories' on Backstage Live!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 16, 2022

Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will return to Feinstein's/54 Below from June 20-25 for his show, Songs and Stories, as part of the Diamond Series. Watch as he chats with BroadwayWorld about what to expect from shows and discusses recent changes at the newly minted Entertainment Community Fund, for which he serves as Chairman. 

VIDEO: Broadway Legend Joel Grey Stops In to Celebrate Bryant Park Day! VideoVIDEO: Broadway Legend Joel Grey Stops In to Celebrate Bryant Park Day!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2022

This afternoon, Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony Award Winner¬†Joel Grey, (standing in for Mayor Adams), presented a proclamation from New York City to declare May 11, 2022¬†‚ÄúBryant Park Day,‚Ä̬†to celebrate Bryant Park‚Äôs 30th¬†anniversary of reopening in 1992.

VIDEO: Watch Star-Studded 'Sunday' Clip from TICK, TICK...BOOM! VideoVIDEO: Watch Star-Studded 'Sunday' Clip from TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

Netflix has released the complete 'Sunday' sequence from tick, tick...BOOM!, complete with numerous Broadway cameos. Sung by Andrew Garfield, the clip features appearances by Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andrew Dé Shields, Reneé Elise Goldsberry, Daphne Rubin Vega, Phillipa Soo, Chuck Cooper, and more.

VIDEO: Broadway Sings in Times Square to Honor Stephen Sondheim VideoVIDEO: Broadway Sings in Times Square to Honor Stephen Sondheim
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2021

As BroadwayWorld sadly previously reported, Broadway lost its greatest icon in Stephen Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91. The legendary composer is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history.

VIDEO: Go Behind the 'Sunday Brunch' Scene in New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Featurette VideoVIDEO: Go Behind the 'Sunday Brunch' Scene in New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Featurette
by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

The video explores one of the film's biggest scenes, the 'Sunday Brunch' sequence, which features a number of big Broadway cameos. Check out the new video, which includes a look at Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Lin Manuel Miranda, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin Vega, Beth Malone, Chita Rivera, and more!

VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview! VideoVIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club reopened its doors today with the first preview of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues, which reopens MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre!

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Perform Billy Jo VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Perform Billy Joel's 'New York State of Mind'
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2021

The performers were shot and recorded in all 5 Boroughs in locations such as Birdland, the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, La Casita de Chema, Maimonides Park, NYU, Open Jar Studios, Red Hook Winery, Russ & Daughters, Steinway & Sons Factory, Tom’s Restaurant, and the Wonder Wheel among many others.

VIDEO: Hear Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Renée Elise Goldsberry & More in the Traile VideoVIDEO: Hear Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Renée Elise Goldsberry & More in the Trailer for CENTAURWORLD!
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2021

You can hear the voice talent of Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty, Kimiko Glenn, Lea Salonga, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Brian Stokes Mitchell in the trailer.

VIDEO: Senator Chuck Schumer & More Celebrate Broadway's Return in Times Square VideoVIDEO: Senator Chuck Schumer & More Celebrate Broadway's Return in Times Square
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2021

Earlier today, leaders from the Broadway community gathered in Duffy Square to celebrate, what else, but the return on Broadway. 'The reviews are in. We are closer than ever to closing the curtain on COVID-19' said New York Senator Chuck Schumer. 'And when Broadway comes back, New York comes back!'


Brian Stokes Mitchell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brian Stokes Mitchell been in?
Brian Stokes Mitchell has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

How many West End shows has Brian Stokes Mitchell been in?
Brian Stokes Mitchell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Brian Stokes Mitchell been nominated for?
Isabelle Stevenson Award (Tony Awards) for , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Man of La Mancha , Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sweeney Todd , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Man of La Mancha , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Man of La Mancha , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Man of La Mancha , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for King Hedley II , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for King Hedley II , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for King Hedley II , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for King Hedley II , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss Me Kate , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtime , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ragtime , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ragtime Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ragtime and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mail .

What awards has Brian Stokes Mitchell won?
Isabelle Stevenson Award (Tony Awards) for , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Man of La Mancha, Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Man of La Mancha, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for King Hedley II, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss Me Kate, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ragtimeand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mail.