THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
03 Jul 2013





"This was the first Broadway musical I saw on Broadway (it took me a while to get out to the East Coast!!!). It was with the original cast, and I was sitting in the last row of the balcony over toward the right but I felt like I was in the first row. I remember the brilliant staging and the set with the moving columns, the soulful performances, choreography and score and the feeling of sitting in an audience and being part of something that was electric. It was also my first time to see a literal showstopper complete with a standing ovation in the middle of the show thanks to Jennifer Holliday's rendition of 'And I Am Telling You...' The perfect alignment of performer, song and show."