Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Offers Holiday Concerts at Avery Fisher Hall Dec. 20-21
By Andrew Gans
Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, who is also chairman of the board of The Actors Fund, celebrates the holiday season with two concerts at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
A Broadway Christmas with the New York Philharmonic Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell is presented at the famed Manhattan venue Dec. 20 at 7:30 PM and Dec. 21 at 2 PM. Tony winner Ted Sperling conducts the New York Philharmonic.
Attendees can expect to hear such holiday tunes as "We Need a Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "White Christmas," "Through Heaven's Eyes," "Sleigh Ride," "Some Children See Him," "We Are Lights" and more.
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."
The Broadway favorite will also be a part of Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas 4. Read about it here.
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