“…He commands the stage with a firm presence\, embodies every character he plays\, even when singing a standalone song\, and his voice pulls the audience in with its
“…He commands the stage with a firm presence, embodies every character he plays, even when singing a standalone song, and his voice pulls the audience in with its clear tones, rich and passionate delivery, and firm connection to the lyrics.”
— Talkin’ Broadway
Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has wowed audiences across the country with his rich voice and astounding thespianism. Since embarking on his artistic journey, Stokes has won two Tony Awards and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, has released three solo albums, and was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Stokes has made concert appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and has been invited twice to sing at the White House. Well-known collaborators have included John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Gustavo Dudamel, Keith Lockhart, Michael Tilson Thomas, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Big Band, and The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
For Music by the Lake, Stokes is joined by the celebrated Chicago Philharmonic, under the baton of Artistic Director Scott Speck, comprised of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the Chicago area today. The Chicago Philharmonic has been called “one of the country’s finest symphonic orchestras” by the Chicago Tribune.