Gary Mitchell, Jr.

Pianist, VocalistVocal Coach, and Actor in Manhattan, New York

Gary Mitchell, Jr., a multi-hyphenate artist, regularly collaborates with renowned singers, instrumentalists, artists, and ensembles, throughout the world.

Gary debuted as Noah “Horse” T. Simmons in The Full Monty at The Clink Theatre, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia; portrayed Jasbo Brown in Porgy and Bess at The Royal Danish Opera House-Copenhagen; and has been featured in myriad performances in Japan, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland.

Mitchell has been featured at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Harlem Opera Festival, Teatro alla Scala, Dance Theater of Harlem, 54 Below, NAACP ACT-SO, Harlem Stage Theatre (Antigone in Ferguson), as Jimmy Powers in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, at Portland Stage Theatre, (the) Cape Playhouse, New London Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and he frequents The Berkshires (Barrington Stage Theatre). He has also collaborated and performed with PBS, MTV, VH1, Steinway International, and Netflix, and has worked, extensively, as musical director with Phillip Boykin, Rema Webb and Charl Brown, and he was associate music director for the staged reading of Tituss Burgess’s The Preacher’s Wife.

Previously, Gary was a bass vocal artist at Houston Grand Opera, Artist-in-Residence at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church-Houston and Union Theological Seminary, and is currently Director of Music and Arts Administration at First AME Church: Bethel-Harlem. He also conducts his mellifluous group: Harlem Renaissance Chorale. He is a member of the professoriate: Tougaloo College, Texas Southern University, and Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University and a guest performing artist at Yale University.

Gary is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc., PHA Aurora Lodge, a Life Member of Thee Jackson State University National Alumni Association, The National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), and Actor's Equity Association (AEA).

  • Education
    • Jackson State University