Five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will join the Chicago company of “Hamilton” beginning Jan. 17.
Brady will take on the role of Aaron Burr through April 9.
This is really happening! I'm so glad to be in a business where I can still feel like a kid on Xmas everyday! pic.twitter.com/O6wkz8dpiw
— Wayne Brady (@waynebrady) January 10, 2017
Brady is best known for his long-running stint on the ABC and CW improv series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” and for hosting the daytime game show revival of “Let’s Make a Deal” on CBS since 2009. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for hosting the short-lived talker “The Wayne Brady Show.”
His stage credits include his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in “Chicago,” and most recently as Lola in “Kinky Boots.”
Brady’s film credits include: “Crossover,” “The List” and most recently “1982.” Other television credits include “30 Rock,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Dirt” and “How I Met Your Mother.” He has also provided voiceovers for Disney’s animated series “Sofia the First” and Nickelodeon’s “Loud House.”
Brady will replace Joshua Henry, who originated the Burr role in the Chicago production of the Tony-winning musical, and who will be heading out on the road with the national touring production of the show later this year.
Tickets for “Hamilton” at The PrivateBank Theatre are available at broadwayinchicago.com