PHOTO CALL: Celebrating Brian Stokes Mitchell's Solo Carnegie Hall Debut

News   PHOTO CALL: Celebrating Brian Stokes Mitchell's Solo Carnegie Hall Debut Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell made his solo concert debut on the legendary stage of Carnegie Hall Oct. 15 in an evening that benefited the Actors Fund of America.

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Producer and director Richard Jay-Alexander — who most recently directed Barbra Streisand's North American and European tours, as well as the Carnegie Hall debuts of both Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga — directed Mitchell's solo turn.

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At Left (from top): Brian Stokes Mitchell and wife Allyson; Actors Fund Medal of Honor recipient John Breglio; Playbill President Philip S. Birsh and director Richard Jay-Alexander; Nikki Renee Daniels; Betty Buckley and Susan Birkenhead; Cheyenne Jackson; Lisa Mordente and mom Chita Rivera; Phylicia Rashad; Brian Stokes Mitchell and Ernie Sabella; Liz Callaway; Michele Lee and Roger Berlind; Marge Champion; Greta Gerwig and Dasha Epstein; Tamara Tunie; James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky; Joyce Randolph; Joseph Benincasa and Brian Stokes Mitchell; and Donna McKechnie.

Below: Ted Hartley, Dina Merrill and George S. Irving at the Russian Team Room reception for Brian Stokes Mitchell's Carnegie Hall solo debut.

photos by Aubrey Reuben
 

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