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Brian Stokes Mitchell & Megan Hilty

July 17, 2021 | 8:00 pm

All necessary weather updates pertaining to this event will be posted on the AppSummer.org homepage.


A Schaefer Popular Series Event

Series Sponsorship provided by Westglow Resort & Spa, made possible through the generosity of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer. Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, SkyBest Communications, Inc., and Appalachian Home Care LLC

Experience a night of Broadway hits and unforgettable music with Tony Award®-winning Brian Stokes Mitchell (Man of La Mancha, Shuffle Along, Ragtime) and Tony Award-nominated Megan Hilty (NBC’s Smash, Broadway’s Wicked) in concert.

Featuring band members:
Jeff Harris (MD, Piano)
Clint DeGanon (Drums)
Paul Beaudry (Bass)


State Farm Road Concert Lot – THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets; remember, the venue is a parking lot, not a grass field. Ponchos and rain jackets recommended; ponchos also available for sale onsite.

ADDRESS: 235 Dale Street, (off of State Farm Road, adjacent to Intramural Field at the Greemway), Boone, NC 28607

ESTIMATED SHOW LENGTH: 90 minutes; no intermission

FOR INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Contact theschaefercenter@appstate.edu, call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, visit in person the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, or purchase online.

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1. Bring your own lawn chairs
2. Concert takes place rain or shine
3. No umbrellas (ponchos will be available for purchase)
4. Food trucks (The Cardinal, Village Inn Pizza, Fried Pies)
5. Beverage tent (beer, wine, soda and water)
6. Apparel and merchandise tents (App Summer and artist items for sale)

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

2-person pod: $110*
4-person pod:
6-person pod: 
(Pricing remains the same even if pod is not purchased for maximum number of occupants)
*When 2 and 4 pods are sold out, 6 pods will be sold to those groups at the lower prices. Must call the box office for that special arrangement.

Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 8pm
Gates open at 7pm

If you would like a straight ticket-for-ticket trade, please hold on to your original tickets and/or confirmation email, as your original tickets will be honored at the State Farm Road Concert Lot check-in gate. Your pod purchase and seating will remain the same. If you would like to request a full refund, please call the Box Office at 828-262-4046. 


Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, Tony Award-winner BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film, and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras.

He 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 Shuffle Along. In 2016, he was awarded his second Tony Award, the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Tony for his Charitable work with The Actors Fund. That same year Stokes was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

An extremely versatile and in-demand singer, Stokes has performed at venues spanning jazz, opera, pops, country, and musical theater worlds. He has worked with John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Gustavo Dudamel, Keith Lockhart, Michael Tilson Thomas, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Big Band, The Mormon Tabernacle choir and the Muppets. Stokes has made multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall beginning with his debut with the San Francisco Symphony through his televised performance in South Pacific opposite Reba McEntire to his sold-out solo concert, which he continues to perform throughout the U.S. He has been invited twice to perform at the White House (both times aired on PBS’s “Great Performances”) and has performed multiple times for Presidents Clinton and Obama.

Stokes has delved deeply into various music disciplines. In addition to singing, he began piano studies at the age of 6. A self-professed autodidact, his musical curiosity led him to teach himself composing, arranging and orchestration, starting in his teens. He later studied film scoring, orchestration, and conducting both privately and through UCLA and subsequently scored and conducted a number of Trapper John, MD episodes, a series on which he was also a regular cast member. His musical talent has extended to the present day as producer, arranger and orchestrator on his three solo albums, including Simply Broadway and his latest recording, Plays With Music. Stokes has appeared on more than 20 albums.

His extensive screen credits began with a guest starring role on Roots: The Next Generations, followed by a seven-year stint on Trapper John, MD, and have continued with memorable appearances on everything from PBS’ Great Performances to The Fresh Prince, Frasier, Glee, Jumping the Broom and his most recent recurring roles on Madam Secretary, Mr. Robot, The Path, Billions and The Good Fight. Other recent TV appearances include The Blacklist, Elementary, and Bull. As a voice-over artist ,he has played dozens of characters on animated TV episodes including performing “Through Heaven’s Eyes” in  Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt.

As a writer ,Stokes has contributed to the book Hirschfeld’s Harlem, wrote the preface to At This Theatre, and co-authored the children’s book Lights on Broadway.

For fun, he has been known to fly planes and jump out of them (usually not at the same time), and he can ride a bicycle on a high wire.

Stokes has enjoyed working with numerous charitable organizations from the March of Dimes to the USO. He is on the board of Americans For the Arts and is serving his 14th term as Chairman of the Board of the Actors Fund.

You can see more credits and information at: IMDBBroadway DatabaseBroadwayWorldWikipedia

Anna Deveare Smith


MEGAN HILTY is probably best known for starring as Ivy Lynn on the musical-drama series Smash on NBC. Most recently, she starred in the Lifetime movie Patsy and Loretta, for which she received a Critics Choice nomination and won a Women’s Image Award for her portrayal of the country music legend Patsy Cline. Megan rose to prominence for her work on Broadway, where she played Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. She then created the role of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 the Musical, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Brooke Ashton in Noises Off. She also received rave reviews for her portrayal of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun as part of the Encores! staged concert series at City Center. Megan has released three full-length albums, It Happens All The Time, Megan Hilty: Live At The Cafe Carlyle, and A Merry Little Christmas. In addition to her many on-camera television credits, Megan’s voice can be heard in numerous animated series for Disney, Nickelodeon, Netflix and DreamWorks. She has performed with renowned orchestras all over the world, including the New York Pops, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, the New York Philharmonic, and the Boston Pops, as well as headlining her own show at the Sydney Opera House. Megan now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/writer/musician Brian Gallagher, and their two small children, Ronan and Viola.

Anna Deveare Smith


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July 17, 2021
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