Brian Stokes Mitchell is an American actor and singer born in 1957 in Seattle, Washington. Mitchell has appeared in Broadway productions such as Mail, Jelly’s Last Jam, Oh Kay!, Ragtime, and Kiss Me Kate. He has also appeared in television shows such as Trapper John, M. D., Roots: The Next Generations, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Frasier. In 2000, Mitchell won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Kiss Me Kate. He released his debut solo album, Brian Stokes Mitchell in 2006. Mitchell is married to actress Allyson Tucker and they have one son, Ellington.