“Broadway’s last leading man”, as dubbed by the New York Times, comes to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 26th at 8pm.
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras. He 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 this past Broadway season, Shuffle Along. Off Broadway includes Do Re Mi, Carnival, Kismet and The Bandwagon at City Center Encores and Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park.
An extremely versatile singer, Stokes has performed at venues all over the country spanning jazz, opera, pops, country, and the musical theater world. He has delved deeply into various music disciplines. In addition to singing he began piano studies at the age of 6. His extensive screen credits include roles in –Roots: The Next Generations; Trapper John, MD. His 40-year long TV/Film run continued with memorable appearances on everything from PBS’ Great Performances to Frasier, The Prince of Egypt (singing “Through Heaven’s Eyes”), Glee, Jumping the Broom, Madam Secretary and The Blacklist. For the past 2 seasons he has recurring roles on Mr. Robot and Hulu’s The Path.
For one night only, Stokes will grace the stage of the WHBPAC with a show embodying and highlighting his entire portfolio. It is truly a rare occasion when one of Broadway’s greats, trades the city stage for the beach and one that you won’t want to miss
For tickets, click HERE or call the Box Office at 631-288-1500.