Nov 15th - Fred Ebb Memorial

Stokes sings at Fred Ebb’s memorial on Monday Nov 15th at 12:30pm. Ambassador theater in Times Square. Later that same day...

Nov 15th - Cy Coleman Benefit

Stokes sings in a Cy Coleman benefit for the Johnny Mercer foundation at the Rainbow Room along with Glen Close, Tony Bennett, Jerry Orbach and Chita Rievera in the evening

Nov 14th - Presenting Chita Rivera’s lifetime achievement award

Stokes presents Chita Rivera with a lifetime achievement award at the 9th annual SAGE awards to be held Nov 14th at the Waldorf Astoria. Others being honored are Elizabeth McCann and Terrence McNally. Stokes sings the Impossible Dream

November 6th, Los Angeles

The Actors' Fund's 5th Annual S.T.A.G.E. too presentation -The Best Is Yet To Come - The Music Of Cy Coleman at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA.

Starring (scheduled to appear) Debbie Allen, Christine Andreas, Lucie Arnaz, Liz Callaway, Keith Carradine, Joy Claussen, Carole Cook, Tyne Daly, Nancy Dussault , Ilene Graff, Clifton Hall, Ken Howard, Bill Hutton, Jane A. Johnston, Paula Kelly, Jane Lanier, Michele Lee, Marin Mazzie, Rod McKuen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lisa Mordente, Jack Noseworthy, Valarie Pettiford, Charlotte Rae, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, John Schneider, Christopher Showerman, Mark Smith, Sally Struthers, Lillias White, Jo Anne Worley and Gretchen Wyler.

Tickets are now on sale. $500 VIP Orchestra (includes pre-performance dinner and post-performance VIP reception with the cast -extremely limited), $250 VIP Orchestra (includes post-performance VIP reception with the cast), $150 Orchestra, $100 Rear Orchestra, $100 Front Mezzanine and $75 Mezzanine. Call 323.933.9244 x35 or x54, e-mail dmichael@actorsfund.org or visit www.actorsfund.org/tickets/BESTISYET04.htm

October 30,2004

Stokes is the Master of Ceremonies at The Actors Fund 2004 Annual Gala, Saturday, October 30, 2004 at the Waldorf-Astoria. Click here for tickets.

Honoring

  • Angela Lansbury: A Special Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Johnny Depp: The 2004 Lee Strasberg Artistic Achievement Award
     
  • Thomas C. Short, International President
    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) The Actors' Fund Medal of Honor
  • J. Nicholas Counter III, President Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, The Actors' Fund Nedda Harrigan Logan Award

    Presented by Whoopi Goldberg

July 4, 2004: Stokes in two places at once--LA and NYC

Stokes will be narrating the Macy's NYC fireworks celebration on July 4. The event is covered by a national network--check local listings for stations and times in your area.

And, on the west coast--simultaneously and at the same time, too...

Stokes at Hollywood Bowl

Stokes will be appearing at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2-3-4. More details...

June 19th, 2004, Broadway under the Stars televised on WCBS2

Please tune in to the Broadway Under the Stars telecast this weekend - it's WCBS 2, in the tri-state area at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, June 19th.

The third annual Broadway under the stars concert televised for first time on WCBS 2

CBS 2’s Dana Tyler to Host One-Hour Telecast
Scheduled to Air June 19, 2004 at 7pm

New York, NY - (June 17, 2004) Broadway Under the Stars, the annual free outdoor concert that showcases the best of Broadway’s songbook and performers, will be televised for the first time on CBS 2 New York at 7pm on Saturday, June 19, 2004.

The curtain raiser to New York City’s summer outdoor cultural season, Broadway Under the Stars features live performances of musical numbers by Broadway’s brightest stars, backed by a 30-piece orchestra, under the musical direction of Phil Reno. Director is Robert Longbottom.

Broadway Under the Stars will feature CBS 2’s Dana Tyler, award-winning actress Edie Falco and Bronson Pinchot. Broadway stars include Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sutton Foster, Raul Esparza, Carolee Carmello, Liz Callaway, Tom Wopat, Kenita Miller, Christy Carlson Romano and John Hill.

Musical performance will include selections from the classic Broadway songbook including: Summer Nights (Grease), I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy (South Pacific), Old Devil Moon (Finian’s Rainbow), Simple Joys (Pippin) and a Baseball Medley.

Stokes carries Olympic Torch

Stokes is once again honored to have been chosen to run in the Olympic Torch Relay in New York City on June 19, 2004. He will be joining 140 other New Yorkers that will be taking the  Olympic flame for a journey of roughly 34 miles through all 5 bouroughs.

He will be running in Manhattan from 333 Central park west (around 97th St.) and end at 100th st. The time that his torchbearer segment will begin will be at 5:18 PM.

Stokes took part in the Olympic torch relay in 2001, running a route in Queens and also hosted the arrival of the Olympic flame at Rockefeller center where it was carried in by then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

Athens 2004 President, Gianna Angelopoulos- Daskalaki said, "We will be proud to have New Yorkers carry the flame lit in ancient Olympia, and, as the torch passes from hand to hand in 27 nations,they will bring to life the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay theme, 'Pass the Flame, Unite the World".

Stokes looks forward to his segment because he remembers that "The last run had a really nice vibe.  People were stopping their cars and hanging out of their windows and running out to line the street to see the torch go by.  There was a lot of cheering - it was a big celebration".

June 9, 2004: Stokes honored with Blanton-Peale Institute Gala Award

Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at the Sky Club in New York City.

May 30, 2004: National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC

STOKES will be singing at The 2004 National Memorial Day Concert at the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington D.C. This concert is in it's 16th year and is the highest rated performace show on PBS. The audience is made up of 300,000 people. The concert pays tribute to all the veterans who have served and airs live on PBS from 8pm-9:30pm on May 30th. The concert will re-run on June 3rd at 12:30am and June 7th at 12am.

It will air on PBS. This is the 15th annual Memorial Day Concert and it will be broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on Sunday, May 30, 2004 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings). Other performers are:

  • Tom Hanks - Academy Award winning actor
  • Joshua Bell - Grammy-award wining violin virtuoso
  • Ossie Davis - Concert Host , WWII veteran and renowned actor
  • Charles Durning - Decorated WWII Normandy veteran and critically acclaimed actor. 
  • Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas - Multiple Grammy-award winning bluegrass legends
  • Joe Mantegna - Celebrated film, theater and television actor
  • Jason Ritter - Critically acclaimed young actor
  • Brad Paisley - Country Music star
  • And the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of premier pops conductor Erich Kunzel. The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and color guards from each of the armed forces will also play a special part in this year’s concert.

May 24, 2004: Stokes elected president of the Actors’ Fund

New York, May 24, 2004: The Board of Trustees of The Actors' Fund of America today elected Tony7 Award winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell as the twelfth President of the organization. Mr. Mitchell succeeds Tom Dillon, who has held the position for 15 years and has been designated President Emeritus.

Since becoming a Trustee of The Actors' Fund in 1998, Mr. Mitchell has lent his insight and interest to many aspects of The Actors' Fund's work, as well as participating in Special Performances and personal appearances in Actors' Fund events.

About The Actors' Fund of America Founded in 1882, The Actors' Fund of America is the national human service organization helping all entertainment professionals in television, film, music, theatre, opera and dance. The Actors' Fund's broad spectrum of programs includes comprehensive social services, supportive and affordable housing, career counseling, and skilled nursing and assisted living care. Close to 16,000 people a year receive assistance from our offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago and more than 200,000 people across the country visited the AHIRC website to learn about health insurance and health care resources. Please visit our website at www.actorsfund.org to learn more about The Actors' Fund's programs.

TV Pilot news

Stokes completed working on a pilot for NBC called “My 11:30” also starring Jeff Goldblum and Donna Murphy. Paul Reiser is producing, Jim Burrows is directing.

April 29, 2004: Award of Distinction

Stokes will receive the Award of Distinction from the Musical Theater Society at Emerson College on April 29th.

April 24, 2004: Boston Pops

Stokes will perform with the Boston Pops on May 24th and will air on PBS at a later date

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