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Appearing 6:30 tonight, Monday, April 20th: CBS evening news with Jim Axelrod. 

Hey all- 2 appearances coming up tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, 2020:
For you earlybirds, I’ll be on GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC talking and singing (talking, easy. Singing? Oy, that’s early)!  I’m told my appearance is somewhere around 8:30-8:50 EST (check local listings), but you never know with TV.    For you late- birds, you can set your DVRs!

Also tomorrow at 7:15 EST, I’m on THE SHOW MUST GO ON - talking and singing again.  Here’s where you can find info about it:

  1. Youtube 

  2. Website - https://showmustgoonshow.com/

  3. Instagram @showmustgoshow

  4. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShowMustGoShow

  5. 5. Twitter - https://twitter.com/ShowMustGoShow


See ya there!

Watch Stokes talk with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell

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

Hi, All

I hope you're all safe and well! 

You may have heard that I tested positive for COVID-19. I have recovered and am feeling fine (see the video to the right to hear me sing "Impossible Dream" to my neighbors). Please take care, practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay safe!

Like everyone else, my upcoming shows have been canceled--  hopefully some will be rescheduled but it's too early to say. See my schedule for details.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and More Form Black Theatre United Coalition. "As members of the Black theatre community, we stand together to help protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. Our voices are united to empower our community through activism in the pursuit of justice and equality for the betterment of all humanity. We will not be silent. We will be seen. We will be heard. We are here. Join us.”

Come visit my new YouTube Channel!  

Hollywood Bowl: Musicals and the Movies. Stokes and Sutton Foster perform selections from Leonard Bernstein’s love letter to New York City, "On the Town."

Watch online: United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America, which was filmed in front of a small, socially distanced audience at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Streaming through 1/31/21.

The talented jazz musician Tony DeSare has put together a wonderful version of "Pick Yourself Up," by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, arranged by himself and my long-time collaborator Tedd Firth. I'm just one of the many vocalists and instrumentalists, studio musicians, and top YouTube music creators singing raise funds for their fellow artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen and donate to the Actors Fund here.

I sang for the Lincoln Center's seventh #MemorialForUsAll tribute to honor those we've lost to COVID-19

Watch the nightly Actors Fund live show "Stars in the House," where Broadway Stars sing to you from their own homes and chat with Seth Rudetsky!

Please visit American for the Arts and use this page to send a message to your elected representative to tell them to stand up for the arts during this crisis!

In other news... I’m so excited that my new Album, Plays with Music my third solo album, finally exists outside of my head! 

Featuring a wide variety of show tunes ranging from Irving Berlin to an unrecorded Stephen Sondheim song, I approached each song as its own mini-play.

It’s the finale of a really creative and fun process that began three years ago. I wanted to make a big-hearted, exciting, feel-good Broadway album that preserves the spirit of the original songs, while giving them a fresh new life and point of view. Backed by a big orchestra, each song has its own character, unique spin and musical surprises. I sometimes feel like the inside of my mind is like Santa’s toy factory—although the toys I make are musical. Now I get to share them with others! I hope everyone has as much fun listening to them as I’ve had making them.

Hear the first track, There's No Business Like Show Business in this exclusive Playbill feature.

Watch and listen to "I won't send Roses" on Broadway.com

See behind-the-scenes photos here.

Listen and buy on Broadway Records.

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