Wednesday, February 10, 2010
UPDATED: Join an enchanted evening with Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell
He joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in a concert filled with musical hits.
- Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX
- Age limit: All ages $26 - $78
FORT WORTH Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell wowed audiences in his televised special with the National Symphony Orchestra as well as his concert performance of South Pacific with Reba McEntire at Carnegie Hall. Now the famous performer joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Broadway’s best hits February 19–21 at Bass Performance Hall. His silky baritone will catch your ears and your heart when he performs music from South Pacific, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, and more.
The concerts start at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Performance Hall. Tickets are on sale now and range from $26-$78. Order tickets at www.fwsymphony.org or by phone at 817-665-6000.
Dubbed “the last leading man” by the New York Times, Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television, and film, along with appearances in the great American concert halls. He has performed selections from Porgy and Bess with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall; works by Aaron Copland and various contemporary composers at the Hollywood Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic; Broadway tunes at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch; and jazz and standards with John Williams and the Boston Pops. He recently debuted Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici’s Rip Van Winkle with the National Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin. In 2008 he performed as guest artist in Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, which aired on PBS during Christmas 2009.
A Tony-nominated actor, his Broadway credits include Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, David Merrick’s Oh, Kay!, and Mail.
His television career began with a seven-year stint on Trapper John, MD. Recent film and TV appearances include One Last Thing, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, recurring roles on Crossing Jordan and Frasier, PBS’ Great Performances, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt, and The Singer and the Song from the White House.
UPDATE: Brian Stokes Mitchell has been replaced by Phantom of the Opera star Davis Gaines.
Source: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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