Dwayne P. Mitchell, is an actor, artist, and activist. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Dwayne’s passion for bridging art and activism has been the foundation of his artistry since his youth. He is a first-generation college graduate holding a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Vocal Performance - from the Historically Black institution, Fisk University; and a Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Dwayne is an award winning artist and has performed with India Arie, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and has recently (as a member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers®) been a part of the GRAMMY® award winning Album: CELEBRATING FISK (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM)—winning the 2020 GRAMMY award for "Best Roots Gospel Album".
Dwayne is currently starring as Dennis Edwards in the First National Tour of Broadway's Aint Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. He has also performed internationally as a featured vocalist with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Regional credits include: Choir Boy (SpeakEasy Stage), Cinderella (North Shore Music Theatre), Smokey Joe's Café (North Shore Music Theatre), Fences (Umbrella Stage Company), Ragtime, and Little Women, The Broadway Musical (Wheelock Family Theatre), La Cage Aux Folles (Reagle Music Theatre), The Frogs, Metamorphoses, and Good Kids (Boston Conservatory at Berklee). Screen credits include: Reed Between the Lines (BET), Reconstruction: America After The Civil War (PBS), and My Parents, My Sister, and Me (NBC).
With a passion for pouring into young artists in the performing arts, Dwayne also serves as a Teaching Artist and has worked with students at Boston Arts Academy, Gann Academy, Wheelock Family Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and Berklee College of Music.
On and off the stage, Dwayne continues to use his platform to advocate for diversity, inclusion, and bridging opportunity gaps for black artists and artists of color in the performing arts