Brian Stokes Mitchell
Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, the two-time Tony Award winner has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras.
Stokes has received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate. He also gave Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, and Ragtime. Other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Shuffle Along.
In 2016 he was awarded his second Tony Award, the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Tony for his Charitable work with The Entertainment Community Fund
(formerly known as The Actors’ Fund) where he currently serves as the board chair. He is also a founding member of the Black Theatre United
, a coalition of Black members of the theatre community launched early in the pandemic to inspire industry-wide reform and to combat industry-wide systemic racism.