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Brian Stokes Mitchell steps off Broadway — for 'Simply Broadway'
Brian Stokes Mitchell steps off Broadway — for 'Simply Broadway'

When Brian Stokes Mitchell became a father a decade ago, he made a conscious decision to take a hiatus from the Broadway stage. Mitchell had been a dominant force on the Great White Way since his electrifying, Tony Award-nominated performance as the tragic hero Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the 1998 musical "Ragtime." He earned a Tony Award in 2000 for a revival of the Cole Porter musical "Kiss Me Kate" and received nominations for August Wilson's 2001 drama "King Hedley II" and in 2003 for a revival of the musical "Man of La Mancha." ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Shakespeare: An Oct. 6 Calendar article on Brian Stokes Mitchell said the singer and...