Tony Winner Mitchell to Play Fire Island June 28

News   Tony Winner Mitchell to Play Fire Island June 28 The Fire Island Arts project will present an evening with Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Mitchell will perform in the Brandon Fradd Theatre's Whyte Hall June 28. Show time is 9 PM. Tony winner Barbara Cook was the first to perform in the new 161-seat theatre in June 2007. The $3.2 million building — named for entrepreneur John Whyte — also features meeting spaces and medical facilities.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, who was seen 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 12th president of the Actors' Fund of America, and he has performed in concert halls and cabarets around the country. His Playbill Records CD is entitled "Brian Stokes Mitchell."

Later this summer, Mitchell will be part of the starry cast of Les Misérables in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl (Aug. 8-10). He will also play Radio City Music Hall Aug. 21.

For tickets information visit www.fipap.org.

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