USO show is a homecoming for 'Stokes,'
San Diego-bred Broadway veteran
It takes sacrifice, ambition, a little luck and a ton of raw talent to scale the heights of Broadway.
It does not necessarily take a motto. But Brian Stokes Mitchell has one of those, too — and it’s a particularly fitting one for a guy who came of age on the beaches of San Diego: “Ride the wave.”
“Sometimes it's big and scary, and sometimes it's small and not so exciting, and you kind of have to pump it and make it go. But the thing is to stay on the wave.”
For his service to the theater community as longtime board chairman of The Actors Fund, the Patrick Henry High School grad and San Diego Junior Theatre alumnus earned the Tony organization’s honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award in 2016. That same year, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame... Read More...