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

By Andrew Gans
03 Jul 2013

 Anything by August Wilson


"Ordinary people struggling in ordinary situations that take on mythological proportions. His ten-decade Pittsburgh cycle is unparalleled in the theatre and the tragic and comic music and rhythm that voice his characters and propel his stories are like a jazz symphony with complex themes weaving in and out of each other. If I had to pick one it would be The Piano Lesson. Or Joe Turner. Or Fences. Or Ma Rainey. Or... you get the point."