Broadway actor beats coronavirus, serenades front-line workers

Brian Stokes Mitchell coronavirus broadway sings
Posted at 9:04 AM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 09:04:58-04

NEW YORK — Theaters are shuttered, but somehow, Brian Stokes Mitchell has found a way to keep singing on Broadway.

The veteran stage star with a velvety baritone opens his apartment window every night — fittingly on Broadway, a few miles up from the theater district — and sings his signature song, “The Impossible Dream,” to honor health care and other front-line workers in New York.

Sometimes, ambulance or fire crews get out of their vehicles to watch.

Mitchell's quest is personal; he recently recovered from a tough bout with the coronavirus.

The message of his nightly serenades: beating the virus is not an impossible dream.