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Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(born October 31, 1957) is an American stage, film and television actor and singer. A powerful baritone, he has been one of the central leading men of the Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
since the early 1990s.[1] He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2000 for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 Stage and recordings 1.3 Television
Television
and film 1.4 Other

2 Personal life 3 Awards and nominations 4 Discography 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Mitchell was born in Seattle, Washington, the youngest of four children of George Mitchell, an electronics engineer, and his wife Lillian, a school administrator. Mitchell grew up at various U.S. military bases overseas, where his father was a civilian engineer for the U.S. Navy. As a teenager, he lived in San Diego, California, where he began acting in school musicals.[2] He did not attend college, having begun performing professionally in high school, although he did have private teachers in both acting and voice in his teen years.[3] He has said that he studied film scoring, orchestration, and conducting through UCLA.[4] Prior to Ragtime, he was known professionally as Brian Mitchell. Stage and recordings[edit] Mitchell first performed on Broadway in the musical Mail in 1988, with music by Michael Rupert and lyrics by Jerry Colker, winning the Theatre World award.[5] His Broadway credits include an all-black revival of George and Ira Gershwin's Oh, Kay!
Oh, Kay!
(1990),[6] Jelly's Last Jam (1992) based on the works of jazz artist Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton
and Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993).[7] He performed the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr, in the musical Ragtime, which opened on Broadway in January 1998. He received a 1998 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.[8] He appeared in the 1999 revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
as Fred Graham / Petruchio, winning the Tony Award; [7][9] King Hedley II
King Hedley II
(2001) (Tony Award nomination); and Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
(2002) (Tony Award nomination).[7] He appeared in the New York City Center Encores! staged concert productions of Jule Styne's Do Re Mi (1999), Bob Merrill's Carnival! (2002), Kismet (2006) and The Band Wagon in 2014.[10] He played the title role in the 2002 Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
production of Sweeney Todd, part of the Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
celebration.[11][12] 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
Reba McEntire
as Nellie Forbush and Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
as Luther Billis. The production was taped and telecast by PBS
PBS
in 2006.[13] Of his performance, Ben Brantley wrote in the New York Times, "As for Mr. Mitchell, his place in the pantheon of romantic musical leads is now guaranteed."[14] Playbill Records released his debut solo CD, Brian Stokes Mitchellon June 6, 2006.[15][16] Mitchell has also performed in a Christmas concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
later released as a CD and DVD entitled Ring Christmas Bells. His second solo CD, "Simply Broadway," was released October 30, 2012, by CD Baby.[17] Mitchell returned to Broadway to star with Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
in the musical version of the Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which opened at the Belasco Theatre
Belasco Theatre
in November 2010.[18] A new musical titled Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, based on the making of Shuffle Along
Shuffle Along
opened on Broadway on March 14, 2016 in previews, officially on April 21 at the Music Box Theatre. Mitchell plays "F.E. Miller", with Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
as "Lottie Gee", Billy Porter, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon.[19] Television
Television
and film[edit] Mitchell has a number of television and film credits, including the role of John Dolan in Roots: The Next Generations (1979), and a seven-year stint as Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson on Trapper John, M.D. from 1979 to 1986. Mitchell made several appearances as a celebrity panelist on episodes of $25,000 Pyramid
$25,000 Pyramid
and $100,000 Pyramid
$100,000 Pyramid
in the 1980s, and was considered one of the game's better celebrity players.[20][21] He played recurring roles as Hilary Banks' news anchor fiancé Trevor Newsworthy/Collins on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and on Frasier
Frasier
as Dr. Frasier
Frasier
Crane's upstairs neighbor and nemesis Cam Winston. He supplied the singing voice of Jethro in the animated feature The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
(1998). He guest starred in March 2010 in Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
as Wilhelmina Slater's ex-boyfriend, Don.[22]

Marquee outside the Winspear Opera House
Winspear Opera House
in Dallas, Texas, promoting the September 1, 2011 appearance of Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
in concert.

He has also done voice-overs for animation including Animaniacs, Capitol Critters, Tiny Toon Adventures, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, The Further Adventures of SuperTed, Kid 'n Play, The New Kids on the Block, Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, Gravedale High, Potsworth & Co., Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The Tom and Jerry Kids Show, Yo Yogi!, Fantastic Max, Pound Puppies, The Addams Family, California Raisins, The Angry Beavers, James Bond Jr., Batman: The Animated Series, Paddington Bear, Pinky and the Brain, Defenders of Dynatron City, The Hot Rod Dogs and Cool Car Cats, Droopy, Master Detective, Denver, the Last Dinosaur, Mighty Max, Don Coyote & Sancho Panda, Vampirina
Vampirina
and the two Flintstones animated movies Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby
and I Yabba-Dabba Do!. He appeared on the 57th episode of Glee, titled "Heart" in 2012,[23] and the 58th, titled "On My Way," as one of Rachel's dads (LeRoy) along with Jeff Goldblum. He has been cast in a recurring role on the USA Network
USA Network
series Mr. Robot as Scott Knowles, CTO of E Corp. The series began in June 2015.[24] Other[edit] Mitchell is the Chairman of the Board of the Actors Fund of America, having been elected in 2004.[25][26] Personal life[edit] He has been married to actress Allyson Tucker since 1994 [27] and has a son, Ellington. Awards and nominations[edit] Sources: Playbill[28] BroadwayWorld[29]

2016 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award[30] 2011 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - (nominee), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - (nominee), Man of La Mancha 2003 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical - (nominee), Man of La Mancha 2001 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play - (nominee), King Hedley II 2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play - (nominee), King Hedley II 2000 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - (winner), Kiss Me Kate 2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical - (winner), Kiss Me Kate 1998 Drama League Awards - Distinguished Performance Award (winner) 1998 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical - (nominee), Ragtime 1998 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical - (nominee), Ragtime 1988 Theatre World Award - Mail

Discography[edit] Brian Stokes Mitchell, June 6, 2006[16]

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) Grateful

References[edit]

^ " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Biography". Broadway: The American Musical. October 21, 2004. PBS. WNET. Retrieved 2017-08-28.  ^ Zoglin, Richard. "From Coalhouse to Cole Porter", November 1999, Time, accessed January 25, 2010 ^ Weber, Bruce. "Broadway's Last Leading Man?" The New York Times, November 24, 2002 ^ "Biography" brianstokes.com, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ " Mail Broadway" Playbill, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ " Oh, Kay!
Oh, Kay!
Broadway" Playbill, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ a b c " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Broadway" IMDb, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ " Ragtime Broadway" Playbill, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ Feiden, Doug. " 'Kiss Me Kate' is Big Tony Winner 'Copenhagen' and 'Contact' Also Honored" New York Daily News, June 5, 2000 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Hops on City Center's 'The Band Wagon', Beginning Tonight" Playbill, November 6, 2014 ^ " Special
Special
Events, Concerts, and Benefit Performances" sondheimguide.com, accessed August 10, 2015 ^ Gans, Andrew. "D.C.'s Sondheim Celebration Ends as Night Music Closes Aug. 25" Playbill, August 25, 2002 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Reba McEntire- Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
'South Pacific' To Be Taped for TV" Playbill, June 8, 2005 ^ Brantley, Ben (June 11, 2005). "Sultry City Night is Transformed into an Enchanted Bali Ha'i". The New York Times.  ^ Gans, Andrew. " Playbill
Playbill
Records' "Brian Stokes Mitchell" CD Hits Stores June 6" Playbill, June 6, 2006 ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Record" AllMusic, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ King, Susan. " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
steps off Broadway — for 'Simply Broadway'" Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2014 ^ Hetrick, Adam (July 26, 2010). "Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sherie Rene Scott Cast in Broadway's Women on the Verge". Playbill. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013.  ^ Purcell, Carey. " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
and Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
Will Reunite on Broadway in Shuffle Along, Billy Porter Joins Them", Playbill, August 9, 2015 ^ "The New $25,000 Pyramid
$25,000 Pyramid
- Frank/Cindy 1/3". YouTube.com. March 18, 1983.  ^ " $100,000 Pyramid
$100,000 Pyramid
- Brian Mitchell". YouTube.com. October 1986.  ^ Abrams, Natalie (January 25, 2010). " Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
Casts Tony Winner as Willie's Ex". TV Guide.  ^ Gans, Andrew. " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
and Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Are Lea Michele's Gay Dads on 'Glee' " Playbill, January 18, 2012 ^ Gans, Andrew. " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Lands Recurring Role in New TV Series" Playbill, May 29, 2015 ^ Gans, Andrew. " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Elected Actors' Fund President" Playbill, May 24, 2004 ^ "Chairmen", The Actors Fund, accessed August 10, 2015 ^ "Weddings; Brian Mitchell and Allyson Tucker" The New York Times, September 4, 1994 ^ " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Roles and Awards" Playbill, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ " Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Biography" broadwayworld.com, accessed June 14, 2016 ^ "The 2016 Tony Awards: Winners". TonyAwards.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 

" Playbill Records and Legacy Recordings Present Brian Stokes Mitchell". Playbill
Playbill
Records. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-09.  "Brian Stokes Mitchell". Legacy Recordings. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 

External links[edit]

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
official website Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
at Internet Off-Broadway Database Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
on IMDb

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical

John Cullum (1975) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1976) Lenny Baker (1977) Ken Page
Ken Page
(1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) George Hearn (1984) Ron Richardson
Ron Richardson
(1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines / Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Vernel Bagneris (1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) Robert Cuccioli (1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Brent Carver (1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
/ Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
(2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
/ Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2014) Robert Fairchild (2015) Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein
(2016) Andy Karl
Andy Karl
(2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Isabelle Stevenson Award

Phyllis Newman
Phyllis Newman
(2009) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(2010) Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler
(2011) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(2012) Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer
(2013) Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
(2014) Stephen Schwartz (2015) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2016) Baayork Lee
Baayork Lee
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

1948–1975

Paul Hartman
Paul Hartman
(1948) Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger
(1949) Ezio Pinza
Ezio Pinza
(1950) Robert Alda
Robert Alda
(1951) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1952) Thomas Mitchell (1953) Alfred Drake
Alfred Drake
(1954) Walter Slezak
Walter Slezak
(1955) Ray Walston
Ray Walston
(1956) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1957) Robert Preston (1958) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1959) Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
(1960) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1961) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1962) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1963) Bert Lahr
Bert Lahr
(1964) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Robert Preston (1967) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1968) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(1969) Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
(1970) Hal Linden
Hal Linden
(1971) Phil Silvers
Phil Silvers
(1972) Ben Vereen
Ben Vereen
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Cullum (1975)

1976–2000

George Rose (1976) Barry Bostwick
Barry Bostwick
(1977) John Cullum (1978) Len Cariou
Len Cariou
(1979) Jim Dale (1980) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1981) Ben Harney (1982) Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune
(1983) George Hearn (1984) No award (1985) George Rose (1986) Robert Lindsay (1987) Michael Crawford
Michael Crawford
(1988) Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1989) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1990) Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce
(1991) Gregory Hines (1992) Brent Carver (1993) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1994) Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
(1995) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1996) James Naughton
James Naughton
(1997) Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1998) Martin Short
Martin Short
(1999) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2000)

2001–present

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2001) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young
(2006) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(2007) Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot
(2008) David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik
Trent Kowalik
and Kiril Kulish (2009) Douglas Hodge (2010) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2011) Steve Kazee
Steve Kazee
(2012) Billy Porter (2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
(2015) Leslie Odom Jr. (2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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