Read about Stoke’s past.
Stokes stars in Man of La Mancha with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Stokes makes guest star appearances on Frasier and Crossing Jordan
On the 24th, Stokes performs in Dramatists Guild benefit with composers of new musicals.
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
May 4, 1998
April 28, 1998
March 9, 1998 - 9pm
February 27 (check local listings)
February 5, 1998
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
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
October 22, 1997:
October 13-21st. 1997
Stokes is on vacation (his first since starting in Toronto) from the Los Angeles Production of "RAGTIME".
October 10, 1997
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
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
June 29, 1997
June 15, 1997
April 29, 1997
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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