April 24, 2018

With this show titled “Simply Broadway,” Mitchell consistently put his heart out on the stage, giving the audience a show full of life and showcasing his passion for the thing he’s dedicated his life to: performance... His strong vocals flowed like a wave over the audience, captivating both life-long fans and newcomers alike. It was in this number where Mitchell’s charisma began to shine through, as he showed independence from his solitary  spot at the mic stand. Although his voice remained steady, his showmanship took him across the stage multiple times as he not only sang the music he had chosen but acted along to the stories they told.

April 27, 2018

t 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...

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MUSIC

5.5.18 - Marriott Marquise San Diego, San Diego, CA - USO Gala. Info & tickets

5.20.18 - Presenting at the Chita Rivera Awards, NYC, NYU Skirball Center. Info & tickets

5.26.18 - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton Beach, NY - Simply Broadway. Info & tickets

6.3.18 - ​Presenting at the Drama Desk Awards. New York Town Hall. Info &tickets 

9.25.18 - 10.6.18 - Feinstein's 54 Below, New York NY Songs I Wanna Sing - personal favorites, audience requests, selections from his upcoming album, Plays With Music. Accompanied by a trio lead by his long-time pianist and collaborator, Tedd Firth. Info & tickets

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