Saturday July 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Caramoor’s Venetian Theater is the new Broadway! Join us in welcoming “the last leading man” (The New York Times) Brian Stokes Mitchell for his long-anticipated Caramoor debut. Among the Tony Award-winner’s star turns are Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, and Ragtime. He’ll perform a wide range of songs ranging from contemporary works to favorites from the American Songbook.
For those who prefer a more casual concert environment, Garden Listening tickets are $20, and are free for Members and children under 18 years old. Listen to the concert broadcast onto Friends Field (audio only) while enjoying a picnic, admiring a starry sky, or relaxing with the family. We recommend you bring your own seating for Garden Listening.
About the Artist
Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, two-time 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 Shuffle Along. In 2016, he was awarded his second Tony Award, the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Tony for his Charitable work with The Actors Fund. That same year, Stokes Mitchell was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
An extremely versatile and in-demand singer, Stokes Mitchell has performed in venues spanning jazz, opera, pops, country, and musical theater worlds. He has worked with John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Gustavo Dudamel, Keith Lockhart, Michael Tilson Thomas, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Big Band, The Mormon Tabernacle choir, and the Muppets. He has made multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall, including his debut with the San Francisco Symphony, his televised performance in South Pacific opposite Reba McEntire, and his sold-out solo concert, which he continues to perform throughout the country. He has been invited twice to perform at the White House (both times aired on PBS’s Great Performances) and has performed multiple times for Presidents Clinton and Obama.
Stokes Mitchell has delved deeply into various music disciplines. In addition to singing, he began piano studies at the age of six. A self-professed autodidact, his musical curiosity led him to teach himself composing, arranging, and orchestration, starting in his teens. He later studied film scoring, orchestration, and conducting both privately and through UCLA, and he subsequently scored and conducted a number of Trapper John, MD episodes, a series on which he was also a regular cast member. His musical talent has extended to the present day as producer, arranger, and orchestrator on his three solo albums, including Simply Broadway and his latest recording Plays With Music. He can be heard on more than 20 albums.
To learn more about Brian Stokes Mitchell, please visit his website.
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