Brian Stokes Mitchell, Grey Gardens and More Among Amazon Editors' CD Picks

News   Brian Stokes Mitchell, Grey Gardens and More Among Amazon Editors' CD Picks has announced its Best of 2006: Editors' Picks in Broadway and Vocalists.

Among the 10 CDs are several Broadway and Off-Broadway cast recordings as well as solo discs from two Tony Award winners: "Brian Stokes Mitchell" (Playbill Records) and "Barbara Cook at The Met" (DRG Records).

The complete list of Editors' Picks follows:



  • Sunday in the Park with George (2006 London Revival Cast)


  • Grey Gardens (2006 Original Off-Broadway Cast)


  • A Chorus Line—The New Broadway Cast Recording


  • "Barbara Cook at the Met with Special Guests" (DRG)


  • "Brian Stokes Mitchell" (Playbill Records)


  • Sweeney Todd (2005 Broadway Revival Cast)


  • The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Original Broadway Cast)


  • Spring Awakening (2006 Original Broadway Cast)


  • [title of show] (2006 Original Off-Broadway Cast)


  • Harry on Broadway: Act 1 — The Pajama Game and Thou Shalt Not Brian Stokes Mitchell, who recently starred in the City Center Encores! presentation of Kismet, earned a Tony nomination for his performance in the title role of Man of La Mancha. He won the 2000 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for his performance as Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate, and his other Broadway credits include lead roles in King Hedley II; Ragtime; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Jelly's Last Jam; Oh, Kay!; Mail; and the City Center Encores! mountings of Do Re Mi and Carnival. Television audiences will be familiar with Mitchell's work from his roles on "Trapper John, M.D.," "Roots" and "Frasier." Mitchell was elected the twelfth president of the Actors' Fund of America, and he has performed in concert halls and cabarets around the country.

    Barbara Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was most recently on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was recently released on DRG Records.

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