Brian Stokes MitchellBrian Stokes Mitchell starred in Man of La Mancha as Don Quixote, for which he received the Helen Hayes Award and Tony & Drama Desk Nominations. He also played the title role in Sweeney Todd for the Kennedy Center. Mr. Mitchell starred on Broadway in August Wilson's King Hedley II for which he has received a Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. He won the 2000 Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate. Additional credits include, on Broadway: Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker, Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle nominations, Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award, Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award); Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Valentine); Jelly's Last Jam (Jelly, replacing Gregory Hines); Oh Kay!; Mail (Theatre World Award). Encores! Productions of Do Re Mi and Carnival!
Stokes has performed numerous times at Carnegie Hall, making his debut at the 1998 televised 'Gershwin Gala' with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.
He made his TV series debut in a 7-year stint on Trapper John, M.D. He has had recurring roles on Frasier and Crossing Jordan, The Prince of Egypt, Too Rich with Lauren Bacall, Double Platinum with Diana Ross, WNET's Great Streets, The Singer and the Song from the White House, The Kennedy Center Honors, The Millennium Celebration from Washington, D.C., and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He can be seen in the Showtime movie Ruby's Bucket of Blood.
Stokes has appeared on more than 10 albums. More information is available at his Web site, www.brianstokes.com