Actor Who Collapsed During Show Dies
Chita Rivera, the Tony Award-winning singer and dancer whose career stretches back to "West Side Story," said she rated Mitchell among the great Broadway dancers. She recalled a scene from "Merlin" in which she played the queen and Mitchell the queen's companion. "I would look to my right, and he would take five or six steps from the wing. And when he hit the stage, he was in a full arabesque. He was one of the most powerful dancers, and he really challenged me," Rivera said. "Plus I could not keep my eyes off him." They had recently done a workshop production based on her life. "He played each of the men in my life, and I have never danced with a guy like this. He is really a guy-guy."