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Brian Stokes Mitchell
Born October 31, 1957 (1957-10-31) (age 52)
Seattle, Washington,
United States
Occupation Actor, composer, vocalist
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Allyson Tucker (1994–present)
Official website

Brian Stokes Mitchell (born October 31, 1957 in Seattle, Washington) is an American stage, film and television actor. He currently appears on Broadway. A powerful baritone, he has been one of the central male star figures of the theatre in the last two decades.



His Broadway credits include Mail (1988), an all-black revival of George Gershwin's Oh, Kay! (1990), Jelly's Last Jam (1992) based on the works of jazz artist Jelly Roll Morton, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), Ragtime (1998), the 1999 revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, King Hedley II (2001) and Man of La Mancha (2002). He appeared in the City Center Encores! productions of Jule Styne's Do Re Mi (1999), Bob Merrill's Carnival! (2002), and Kismet (2006), and in the title role in the 2002 Kennedy Center revival of Sweeney Todd, part of Stephen Sondheim's 70th birthday celebration.

Mitchell has a number of television and film credits including the singing voice of Jethro in the animated feature The Prince of Egypt (1998), Hilary Banks' news anchor fiancé Trevor Newsworthy/Collins on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a seven-year stint on Trapper John, M.D.. He also guest-starred on Frasier as Dr. Frasier Crane's neighbor and nemesis Cam Winston.

On June 9, 2005, Mitchell appeared in a concert version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, at Carnegie Hall. He starred as Emile, alongside Reba McEntire as Nellie Forbush and Alec Baldwin as Luther Billis. The production was taped and telecast by PBS on April 26, 2006.

Prior to Ragtime, he had been known professionally as Brian Mitchell. He is currently the President of the Actor's Fund, and his debut CD Brian Stokes Mitchell was released on June 6, 2006 on Playbill Records.

Mitchell has also performed in a Christmas concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.


Personal life

He has been married to actress Allyson Tucker since 1994 and has a son, Ellington.

Awards and nominations

  • 2003 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Man of La Mancha (nominee)
  • 2001 Tony Award Best Actor in a Play King Hedley II (nominee)
  • 2000 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Kiss Me Kate (winner)
  • 1998 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Ragtime (nominee)


Brian Stokes Mitchell, June 6, 2006
Track Listing
  1. Something's Coming (West Side Story)
  2. The Best Is Yet to Come (Cy Coleman)
  3. Pretty Women (Sweeney Todd)
  4. Just In Time (Bells are Ringing)
  5. Lazy Afternoon (The Golden Apple)
  6. Another Hundred People (Company)/Take the A Train
  7. How Long Has This Been Going On? (Funny Face)
  8. Life is Sweet (Wonderful Town)
  9. Losing My Mind (Follies)
  10. Being Alive (Company)
  11. How Glory Goes (Floyd Collins)
  12. Grateful


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