Mitchell is the founder and Artistic & Managing Director of The Musical Stage Company – Canada’s leading not-for-profit musical theatre company. Over thirteen years, The Musical Stage Company productions have been recognized with 53 Dora Award nominations, 10 Dora Awards and 10 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards and programming partnerships have been built with Mirvish, Canadian Stage, AGO, TIFF, Massey Hall, Obsidian, and the Regent Park School of Music amongst others.
Outside of The Musical Stage Company, Mitchell was the Associate Producer for the inaugural six years of Luminato, producing over 100 productions for one-million attendees annually. Mitchell has twice been the Creative Producer for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize as well as the producer of the Dora Awards. He organized four years of It’s Always Something, working with a team that raised over $500,000 annually for Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.
Mitchell is active on committees that service the arts community. He is an advisor to the Metcalf Foundation for its Creative Strategies Incubator program, a member of the Dora Eligibility Committee, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective.
Mitchell has held positions in the arts management departments at UofT and Ryerson University.
In 2017, Mitchell was the proud recipient of The Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award for Outstanding Leadership in Administration, administered through the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts as part of the Dora Awards.