Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph Premiere New TV Series Fam January 10

Film & TV News   Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph Premiere New TV Series Fam January 10
 
The Broadway favorites lead the new CBS sitcom, which also stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell.
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Sheryl Lee Ralph and Brian Stokes Mitchell Sonja Flemming/CBS

On January 10, CBS’ new sitcom Fam premieres at 9:30PM ET. Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate) and Tony nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls) play series regulars on the new comedy.

The series follows Nick and Clem (Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell), a newly engaged couple whose picture perfect story goes off the rails when Clem’s teen sister Shannon unexpectedly moves in with them. Mitchell and Ralph play Walt and Rose, Nick’s warm and welcoming parents, in stark contrast to Clem’s disaster dad, played by Gary Cole.

READ: Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Play January Concerts at Birdland and The Kennedy Center

Mitchell last appeared on Broadawy in Shuffl Along as F.E. Miller. Prior to that, he starred in Lincoln Center Theater’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown opposite Patti LuPone. He starred as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha in 2002 as well as King Hedley II in 2001, both of which earned him Tony nominations. Prior to that he won a Tony Award for his performance as Petruchio/Fred in the 1999 revival of Kiss Me, Kate, opposite Marin Mazzie, for which he was Tony-nominated. He originated the role of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Broadway’s Ragtime, for which he earned a Tony nomination. He replaced as Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman alongside Chita Rivera and, prior to that, replaced as Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly’s Last Jam. His other Broadway credits include Oh, Kay! and Mail. He is the recipient of the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award.

Ralph last hit the Main Stem as Madame Morrible in the hit show Wicked. She originated the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie, which she reprised for the one-night-only Actors Fund benefit concert last year. She also originated the role of Deena in Broadway’s Dreamgirls, which earned her a Tony nomination.

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