Man of La Mancha's Brian Stokes Mitchell Cast in NBC TV Pilot

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Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has been cast in a new comedy pilot for NBC-TV.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Mitchell, who received a Tony Award for his performances in the most recent revival of Kiss Me, Kate, will play Jeff Goldblum's neighbor in the sitcom "My 11:30." The comedy, according to Hollywood Reporter, concerns a "playboy New York businessman and his no-nonsense wife." Mitchell will play Goldbum's business partner.

"Crossing Jordan" star Kathryn Hahn is also part of the cast; she will play Goldblum's neighbor.

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 the aforementioned "Frasier."

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