Read about Stoke’s past.


    Stokes nominated for Tony for Don Quixote in Man of LaMancha.


    Stokes stars in Man of La Mancha with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

    Stokes makes guest star appearances on Frasier and Crossing Jordan

May 2001

April 2000

    On the 24th, Stokes performs in Dramatists Guild benefit with composers of new musicals.

January 2000

November 99

    Stokes stars on Broadway in the first revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate.

September 99

    Stokes performs at the White House.
    Stokes performs numbers from Kiss Me Kate in Times Square

June 1999

    Stokes voted among "Broadway's 50 Greatest Stars" by Talkin' Broadway's All That Chat forum.

December 1998

    Stokes provides the singing voice of Moses’ father-in-law, singing “Though Heaven’s Eyes” in the new DreamWorks animated feature, The Prince of Egypt.

    December 27th, Stokes final performance as Coalhouse Walker in Ragtime.

May 7, 1998

    Stokes chosen by the Drama League for the
    Distinguished Performance Award for 1998. The Drama League has been giving this award out since 1935, and only one actor or actress from the entire Broadway season receives it. Previous winners include: Helen Hayes, Alfred Lunt, Sir Alec Guiness, Sir John Gielgud, James Stewart, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Glenn Close and Uta Hagen among others.

May 4, 1998

April 28, 1998

    Ragtime cast album is released.

March 9, 1998 - 9pm

February 27 (check local listings)

    Stokes on the Charlie Rose show.

February 5, 1998

    The Cast of Ragtime appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman.”

January 22, 1988

    Panel discussion regarding the making of Ragtime on The Charlie Rose Show, on PBS.

January 21, 1998

    A new documentary, titled "The Making of Ragtime, the Musical" aired on PBS stations around the US on January 21, 1998, to coincide with the Broadway opening of the show.

January 19th, 1998

    Rosie O’Donnell features the entire cast of Ragtime in her studio.

January 18th, 1998

    After nearly a 3-year journey of readings, workshops, and a cast album, Stokes finally opens RAGTIME on Broadway.

January 5th, 1998

    Stokes and Audra McDonald appear on the Rosie O’Donnel Show, after she sees the show.

December 26, 1997

    First preview of RAGTIME at the brand-new Ford Center of the Performing Arts on the newly-revitalized 42nd St.

    On TV: Stokes and Audra McDonald on “The Kennedy Center Honors.” CBS, 9PM

December 4, 1997

    Stokes rejoins the original Toronto company of RAGTIME for the beginning of rehearsals for the Broadway opening. 

November 2, 1997

    Stokes' last performance in the Los Angeles production of "Ragtime".

October 22, 1997:

    Stokes returns for his final 2 weeks in Los Angeles.

October 13-21st. 1997

    Stokes is on vacation (his first since starting in Toronto) from the Los Angeles Production of "RAGTIME".

October 10, 1997

    Stokes appears on the T.V. interview show VIBE.

September 30, 1997

    Stokes is nominated for the Los Angeles OVATION award for his performance as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in "Ragtime".

September 22, 1997

    Stokes receives Canada's DORA award as Best actor in a Musical for his performance as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in the Toronto production of RAGTIME. The "Dora" is Canada's version of the "Tony" award. Unfortunately Stokes is not at the ceremony to accept the award because he is still performing RAGTIME at the Shubert theater in Los Angeles, but his award is graciously accepted by Mark Cassius, one of Stokes' Canadian cast mates from the original Toronto production.

September 23, 1997

    Stokes has an interview and solo fashion shoot for Vanity Fair with photographer Sam Jones on the back lot of Paramount Pictures. This is set to appear in the December issue.

September 18, 1997

    Tonight Show appearance with Jay Leno. Stokes performs "The Gettin' Ready Rag" with the ensemble from "Ragtime."

September 16, 1997

    Stokes has a fashion shoot/interview for ELLE magazine with his Toronto/Broadway "Sarah," Audra McDonald. It is set to come out in the winter of 97.

August 14, 1997

    Dramalogue cover story/interview with Stokes re: RAGTIME and his career.

August 12, 1997

    1st recording session for Dreamworks' first animated feature "Prince of Egypt" which is the story of Moses. Stokes is the singing voice of "Jethro" in a big song/sequence called "Through Heaven's Eyes" that teaches Moses about his spirituality. The Music and Lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz and the orchestrations and score are by Hans Zimmer. Stokes says it looks like it will be "incredible." It is set for release in the fall of 1998.

July 28, 1997

    RAGTIME record signing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles with Stokes and John Rubinstein.

July, 23, 1997

    USA Today Profile piece on Stokes appears.

June, 1997

    VENICE magazine profile piece on Stokes appears.

June 29, 1997

    Los Angeles Times Sunday CALENDAR profile piece on Stokes appears.

June 15, 1997

    Stokes opens RAGTIME in Los Angeles to unanimous rave reviews.

April 29, 1997

    First RAGTIME preview in Los Angeles at the Shubert theater in Century City.

April, 1997

    Stokes moves to Los Angeles to start rehearsals with the Los Angeles company of RAGTIME.

March 27, 1997

    VOGUE shoot with Audra McDonald ("Sarah"), and Peter Friedman ("Tateh"). Picture appears in Spring issue.

September 1996-March, 1997

    RAGTIME run in Toronto, Canada. This is the first fully-mounted production and opens to international rave reviews.

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