The annual weekend of concerts runs July 2-4. The three performances will feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri with guest artists Mitchell and opera singer Marilyn Horne. Big Bird and other "Sesame Street" stars will also be on hand. Show time is 7:30 PM each night.
Brian Stokes Mitchell was most recently on Broadway in the revival of Man of La Mancha, earning a Tony nomination for his performance in the title role. 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! presentations 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 also recently elected the twelfth president of the Actors' Fund of America.
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 Highland Avenue in Hollywood, CA. Tickets are available by calling (323) 850-2000. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.org for more information.