New Dramatists to Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell

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The New Dramatists have announced that Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be honored at the organization's 66th Annual Spring Luncheon. Held May 14 in New York, the event will present Mitchell with its Distinguished Achievement Award.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Every year, New Dramatists celebrate an individual who has made an outstanding artistic contribution to the theatre community.

"Working in a community of playwrights, one becomes aware that the life of artists and the making of art is anything but effortless," says Emily Morse, artistic director of New Dramatists in a press statement. "Any performance given by Brian Stokes Mitchell appears effortless. With his deep, resonant voice, and commanding stage presence, he not only sings a song, he makes it soar. Additionally, through his work at The Actors Fund, Mr. Mitchell is dedicated to serving fellow artists. Voice, artistry and community are greatly valued at New Dramatists. That Mr. Mitchell gracefully embodies these values makes him an ideal Luncheon honoree. We look forward to celebrating him this spring."

Stokes Mitchell has numerous Broadway, film and television credits and has performed around the country in some of the most prestigious concert halls. His Broadway career includes Man of La Mancha; Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime and King Hedley II.

Past recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award include Susan Stroman, Seth Gelblum, Bernadette Peters, Julie Taymor and Chita Rivera.

The luncheon will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis, located at 1535 Broadway, New York. For tickets, visit or call (212) 757-6960 ext. 5468.

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