Brian Stokes Mitchell
31 October 1957, Seattle, Washington, USA. Mitchells strong stage presence and tuneful baritone singing voice have led to a career as a leading performer in stage musicals. His appearances on Broadway have included, mostly starring, roles in Mail (1988), Oh, Kay! (1990), Jellys Last Jam (1993), Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1994, appearing on the original Broadway cast album), Ragtime (1998, appearing on the original Broadway cast album and also receiving nominations for a Tony Award and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), Kiss Me, Kate (1999, appearing on the Broadway revival cast album, and also winning a Tony Award for Lead Actor In A Musical as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award as Best Actor In A Musical), King Hedley II (2001, Tony and Drama Desk nominated as Lead Actor In A Play), and Man Of La Mancha (2002, appearing on the Broadway revival cast album and Tony-nominated as Best Actor In A Musical). He also starred in a 2002 revival of...