Past Events: January 24, 2022

Virtual Networking Event
January, 24th, 2022, 6:00pm - 8:30pm ET

Register Here for this free networking event on Monday, January 24th, offering stage managers of color the unique opportunity to connect directly with industry professionals who are in positions to share advice and personalized counsel and – crucially – to hire. Broadway veteran and advocate, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will introduce the event.

 
Attendance is free, and interested candidates must register online here  by 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, January 18. Participation is capped at 80 people.

Panelists

 

BROADWAY

101 Productions

Bespoke Theatrical

Blair Russell Productions

Disney Theatrical Group

Foresight Theatrical

Joey Parnes Productions

RCI Theatricals

Roundabout Theatre

Wagner Johnson Productions

 

OFF-BROADWAY

Classic Stage Company

Manhattan Theatre Club

MCC Theater

Second Stage Theater

Signature Theatre

Vineyard Theatre

 

TOURING

Disney Theatrical Group

NETworks Productions

Troika Entertainment

Work Light Productions

 

REGIONAL THEATRES

Alley Theatre

Alliance Theatre

American Theatre Group

Barrington Stage Company

Berkeley Rep

Broadway Sacramento

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Geva Theatre Center

George Street Playhouse

Goodman Theatre

Ogunquit Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse

Resident Ensemble Players

South Coast Repertory

The MUNY

The Old Globe

Two River Theater

EVENTS

INVNT Group

Production Glue

Red Thread Productions

TMW Enterprises

OPERA

LA Opera

Metropolitan Opera

Portland Opera

 

DISNEY

Disney (Cruise Line, Parks, Events)

 

CRUISE LINES

KMCC & Maybury Webb Creative Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Virgin Voyages

 

CHOREOGRAPHERS

Kelly Devine

JoAnn Hunter

Denis Jones

 

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGERS

                                                Bonnie L. Becker                            Kevin Bertolacci

                                                Holly Coombs                                 Jill Cordle

                                                Richard Hester                                Adam Hunter

                                                David Lober                                    Linda Marvel

                                                Jack McLeod                                   Ira Mont 

                                                Bonnie Panson                                Kathleen Purvis

                                                Cody Renard Richard                      Judy Schoenfeld

                                                Clifford Schwartz                             Michael Passaro

                                                Rolt Smith                                        Rick Steiger

                                                Steve “Doc” Zorthian

 

MODERATORS

                                                 Michael “Rico” Cohen                  Branden Cullen

                                                 James Darrah                                 Mark Dobrow 

                                                 Colyn Fiendel                                 Jenn Jacobs

                                                 Anna Kaltenbach                           Angela Kiessel

                                                 Matt Lutz                                         Johnny Milani

                                                 Paul J. Smith                                   Charlie Underhill

                                                 Alex Volckhausen                           Kim Vernace

                                                                           

Special Guest

Brian Stokes-Mitchell

Tony Award Winning Actor

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Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans more than 40 years in Broadway, television, film, recordings and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras.

Mr. Mitchell received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate.  He also gave Tony-nominated performances in Man of La Mancha, August Wilson’s King Hedley II, and Ragtime.  Other notable Broadway shows include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly’s Last Jam, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and most recently in Shuffle Along.   Off Broadway includes Do Re Mi, Carnival, Kismet and The Bandwagon at City Center Encores and Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. 

Regional includes Sweeney Todd at the Sondheim Celebration at The Kennedy Center with Christine Baranski and The Light in the Piazza at the Los Angeles Opera with Renee Fleming.  Stokes was four days from opening LOVE/LIFE  at City Center Encores when all of Broadway, and most of the country shut down due to the pandemic.  However, that didn’t stop him completely. Even while recovering from Covid in March of 2020, he received unexpected additional acclaim and attention for singing The Impossible Dream from his apartment window every night for a number of weeks during the pandemic in honor of the essential workers.

 

Stokes has received a number of other awards for both his charitable and artistic work including the New Dramatist’s Distinguished Achievement Award, the Actors Fund Julie Harris Award, Canada’s Dora Mavor Moore Award (The Canadian “Tony”), the Americans for the Arts Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award,  The Actors Fund Medal of Honor, Chicago’s Sarah Siddons Award, and the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League. In November of  2016 he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.  

 

Stokes charitable work is extensive.  Since his 20s has enjoyed working with multiple organizations beginning with tours for the USO and also The March of Dimes.  He received his most recent Tony Award in 2016 for his work as Chairman of the Board of The Actor’s Fund, a position he has continuously held since 2004.   He is also on the Board and Artist Committee of Americans for the Arts, and is a founding member of Black Theatre United.  He is a tireless advocate for both artists and the importance of the Arts in a healthy society.  This year the city of New York honored his contributions to charity and the arts by awarding him the Key to the City. 

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