PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Mail to La Mancha to Much Ado, Celebrating Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell

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28 May 2014

Brian Stokes Mitchell — a Tony Award winner for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate — returns to the New York stage next week in Shakespeare in the Park's new production of Much Ado About Nothing Playbill.com looks at his career so far.





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Brian Stokes Mitchell, most recently on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, earned 2000 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for his performance as Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate. His other Broadway credits include lead roles in Man of La Mancha (Tony nomination); King Hedley II (Tony nomination); Ragtime (Tony nomination) ; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Jelly's Last Jam; Oh, Kay!; Mail; and the City Center Encores! mountings of Kismet, Do Re Mi and Carnival.

Television and film audiences will be familiar with Mitchell's work from his roles on "Jumping the Broom," "Glee," "Trapper John, M.D.," "Roots" and "Frasier." Mitchell has performed in concert halls around the country. He has appeared on over a dozen albums, and his Playbill Records CD is entitled "Brian Stokes Mitchell."


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Jeff Hyslop, Chita Rivera and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Kiss of the Spider Woman
Photo by Martha Swope