Brian Stokes Mitchell: A 2016 Photo/Video Retrospective

November 21st, 2016 by

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Brian Stokes Mitchell: A 2016 Photo/Video Retrospective

Brian Stokes Mitchell caps off a busy year with a one-night-only starring performance in off-Broadway's White Rabbit Red Rabbit on November 28. In White Rabbit Red Rabbit, a star is handed a sealed envelope containing a script and asked to perform something they've never seen or read. It's an absolute blast. Before Stokes steps on the stage at the Westside Theatre, let's look back on highlights from his incredible 2016.

March-July: Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Brian Stokes Mitchell- Shuffle Along- Audra McDonald

Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com


After a five year absence from Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell kicked off the year starring as F.E. Miller in George C. Wolfe's historical, star-studded new musical Shuffle Along. The cult musical went on to garner 10 2016 Tony Award nominations.

Brian Stokes Mitchell- Shuffle Along- Audra McDonald

Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com


June: 2016 Tony Awards

Brian Stokes Mitchell- Tony Awards- 2016

Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com



In addition to performing with his Tony-nominated Best Musical Shuffle Along, Stokes also accepted the 2016 Isabelle Stevenson Award for his service to The Actors Fund.


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July: 2016 Democratic National Convention

DNC 2016 Broadway- Brian Stokes Mitchell- What the World Needs Now

Photo by @bstokesmitchell on Twitter


Stokes was one of many Tony winners and nominees who came together at the DNC to sing "What the World Needs Now Is Love".


August: Ragtime on Ellis

Ragtime on Ellis- Brian Stokes Mitchell-

Photo by Jeremy Daniel Photography


As Broadway's original Coalhouse Walker, Jr., he served as narrator for the starry one-night-only site-specific Ragtime on Ellis Island and even joined his former Shuffle Along co-star Brandon Victor Dixon for a little "Wheels of a Dream" duet.

Ragtime on Ellis- Brian Stokes Mitchell- Brandon Victor Dixon

Photo by Jeremy Daniel Photography


March-September: The Path & Mr. Robot

Brian Stokes Mitchell- TV- Path- Robot

TV audiences enjoyed Stokes on two crazy thrillers in 2016. First, he played Bill on the gripping Hulu original series The Path (and yes, that's fellow Tony winner Adriane Lenox as his wife!). Then he reprised his role as Scott Knowles on USA's hit series Mr. Robot.

November: The Theater Hall of Fame Induction

Brian Stokes Mitchell- Theater Hall of Fame- 2016

Photo by @bstokesmitchell on Twitter


Most recently, Stokes was one of eight (along with Phylicia Rashad, Glenn Close, Tim Rice, Catherine Zuber, Paul Libin, Joe Masteroff, & Marsha Norman) inducted into the Theater the Hall of Fame on November 14 at the 46th annual ceremony.

Don't miss Stokes in 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit' on November 28 at the Westside Theatre.