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Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to make UGA Presents debut

UGA Presents has announced that Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will replace Patti LuPone for an April 24 concert at the Performing Arts Center.

Mitchell won a Tony Award for his leading role in the 2000 Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate. He also received Tony Award nominations for his performance in the original Broadway cast of Ragtime as well as the 2003 revival of Man of La Mancha.

Mitchell will make his UGA Presents debut with Plays With Music, a one-man show celebrating his long career as Broadway’s “last leading man” (New York Times). Backed by a trio of musicians, he will showcase his signature baritone in a concert featuring musical theater classics and American songbook standards. Mitchell will perform Plays With Music at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. All tickets previously purchased for LuPone’s performance will be honored at the same date and time. Tickets for Mitchell’s performance can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling ­706-542-4400.