Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Infobox actor
name = Brian Stokes Mitchell

imagesize = 200px
birthdate = birth date and age|1957|10|31
birthplace = Seattle, Washington, USA
occupation = Actor, composer, vocalist
yearsactive = 1979-present
spouse = Allyson Tucker (1994-present)
website =
tonyawards = Best Leading Actor in a Musical
2000 "Kiss Me, Kate"
awards =

Brian Stokes Mitchell (b. 31 October, 1957, Seattle, Washington) is an American stage, film and television actor. He currently appears on Broadway. A powerful baritone, he has been one of the central male star figures of the theatre in the last two decades. His Broadway credits include "Mail" (1988), an all-black revival of George Gershwin's "Oh, Kay!" (1990), "Jelly's Last Jam" (1992) based on the works of jazz artist Jelly Roll Morton, John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (1993), "Ragtime" (1998), the 1999 revival of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate", "King Hedley II" (2001) and "Man of La Mancha" (2002). He appeared in the City Center "Encores!" productions of Jule Styne's "Do Re Mi" (1999), Bob Merrill's "Carnival!" (2002), and "Kismet" (2006), and in the title role in the 2002 Kennedy Center revival of "Sweeney Todd", part of Stephen Sondheim's 70th birthday celebration.

Mitchell has a number of television and film credits including the singing voice of Jethro in the animated feature "The Prince of Egypt" (1998), Hilary Banks' news anchor fiancé Trevor Newsworthy/Collins on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", and a seven-year stint on "Trapper John, M.D.". He also guest-starred on "Frasier" as Dr. Frasier Crane's neighbour and rival Cam Winston.

He won the American Theatre Wing's Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for "Kiss Me, Kate" in 1999. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for "Ragtime" in 1998 and "Man of La Mancha" in 2002, and for Best Actor in a Play for "King Hedley II" in 2001.

On June 9, 2005, Mitchell appeared in a concert version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific", at Carnegie Hall. He starred as Emile, alongside Reba McEntire as Nellie Forbush and Alec Baldwin as Luther Billis. The production was taped and telecast by PBS on April 26, 2006.

Prior to "Ragtime", he had been known professionally as Brian Mitchell. He is currently the President of the Actor's Fund, and his much-anticipated debut CD "Brian Stokes Mitchell" was released on June 6, 2006 on Playbill Records.

He has been married to actress Allyson Tucker since 1994 and has a son, Ellington.


;Brian Stokes Mitchell, June 6, 2006

;Track Listing
#Something's Coming ("West Side Story")
#The Best Is Yet to Come (Cy Coleman)
#Pretty Women ("Sweeney Todd")
#Just In Time ("Bells are Ringing")
#Lazy Afternoon ("The Golden Apple")
#Another Hundred People ("Company")/Take the A Train
#How Long Has This Been Going On? ("Funny Face")
#Life is Sweet ("Wonderful Town")
#Losing My Mind ("Follies")
#Being Alive ("Company")
#How Glory Goes ("Floyd Collins")



External links

* [ Brian Stokes Mitchell official website]

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