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Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today that five-time time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will join the Chicago company of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr for a limited engagement Tuesday, January 17 thru Sunday, April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago.
After getting his big break on first the British, then the ABC version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” Brady went on to star and produce both a highly rated summer sketch show and Emmy-winning talk show for ABC and then joined forces with Dave Chappell creating the now classic “Training Day” sketch, showing audiences both sides of his comedic skill and depth as an actor.
Brady returned to his theatrical roots with a successful Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago, and a slew of television roles guest starring on “30 Rock,” “Everybody Loves Chris,” “Dirt,” as well as recurring on “How I Met Your Mother,” and hosted “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.” His film work includes the feature films “Crossover,” “The List,” (a romantic comedy with Sydney Tamiia Poitier), and most recently “1982” from director Tommy Oliver.
This past year he’s performed live on his sold out world tour “Makin’ Sh*t Up,” started on the new Sci-Fi series “Aftermath,” was welcomed back to Broadway starring as Lola in Kinky Boots, while lending his vocal talents to both Disney’s animated series “Sophia the First,” and Nickelodeon’s “Loud House.”
He will return for his 8th season as the host of CBS’s “Let’s Make A Deal,” as well as the 5th new season of “Who’s Line Is it Anyway” on the CW this year.
Brady replaces Joshua Henry, who has been tapped for the HAMILTON national tour.