Brian Stokes Mitchell to Bring Solo Act to Lincoln Center

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Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will bring his recently created cabaret act to Lincoln Center Theater this spring, according to the actor's website.

LCT has made no official announcement about the engagment, which Mitchell's site reports will see the actor and singer occupying the Vivian Beaumont stage on Sunday and Monday nights—the slots when the Adam Geuttel and Craig Lucas musical The Light in the Piazza is not performing.

It has become a common practice at LCT to install solo acts at the Beaumont during the nights when the Beaumont's main attraction is not on display. Shows by Barbara Cook and Patti LuPone have served this purpose in the past.

Mitchell made his nightclub debut Feb. 1 at New York's Feinstein's at the Regency. The show was well received.

Mitchell, who was last on Broadway in the revival of Man of La Mancha, titled his debut act Love/Life. The celebrated baritone offered a romantic evening of classic love songs, including "Make Someone Happy," "How Long Has This Been Going On?" and "It's All Right With Me." Musical director Mike Renzi headed a quartet of musicians.

Brian Stokes Mitchell 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! presentations of Do Re Mi and Carnival.

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