Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Play January Concerts at Birdland and The Kennedy Center

Cabaret & Concert News   Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Play January Concerts at Birdland and The Kennedy Center
The Tony winner will join jazz pianist Tedd Firth in New York prior to reuniting with Ragtime co-star Audra McDonald for Let Freedom Ring! at The Kennedy Center.
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Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, whose new CBS sitcom Fam debuts January 10, will be among the special guests who will appear with the Tedd Firth Trio during the group's six-performance engagement at Birdland Jazz Club this month. Accomplished jazz pianist Firth is joined by drummer Mark McLean and bassist David Finck.

Special guests include Tony nominee Laura Osnes (January 10) and cabaret veteran Marilyn Maye (January 11). Mitchell will close out the engagement on January 12. Show times are 7 and 9 PM. Tickets are available here.

On January 21, Broadway favorite Mitchell will reunite with his Ragtime and Shuffle Along co-star, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, for Let Freedom Ring!, a free tribute concert in honor of the late Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Kennedy Center Hall.


The 6 PM concert will be live-streamed on the Kennedy Center Facebook and YouTube pages and at Free tickets (up to two per person) will be distributed on the day of the performance starting at 4:30 PM at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating will be available at Millennium Stage North (near Eisenhower Theater) for patrons to view a simulcast of the performance. More info is available here.

Mitchell has been a special guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise, will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9) and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit

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