Producer Jeffrey Seller announced that Wayne Brady will join the cast of Chicago’s Hamilton. He will appear as Hamilton’s nemesis Aaron Burr. His engagement with the production at The Private Bank Theatre in Chicago will be from January 17 through April 9.
Five-time Emmy Award Winner Wayne Brady Joins Chicago’s Hamilton Cast
The Grammy nominee and former Whose Line is it Anyway? star took to Twitter to share the news with his fans. Brady will replace Joshua Henry, the original Hamilton Chicago cast member, who will be reprising the role on the production’s national tour.
“I’ve been dying to tell you guys!!” he wrote on Twitter.
Aside from the American comedy series Whose Line is it Anyway, Brady also hosted the game show Let’s Make A Deal. His Broadway debut was in 2004’s Chicago as Billy Flynn and he also recently appeared in Kinky Boots as Lola, the Vulture reported.
Broadway’s Hamilton has also added a new cast member to play King George III from January 17. It is none other than Taran Killam, the former Saturday Night Live player.
Wayne Brady’s Career Prior to Chicago’s Hamilton
For Brady, Hamilton happened after a long stint in the world of theater, TV shows and acting. He, got his first big break with the British version of Whose Line is it Anyway? and then on the ABC’s version. He became known for his impromptu genius stint as a comedian. He then starred in and produced a summer skit show and an Emmy-winning talk show for ABC.
The comedian, who will now star in Chicago’s Hamilton, then went on to display his comedic abilities along with his superb acting skills in the Training Day sketch. Brady co-created it with Dave Chappell, he Broadway World reported.
He then went back to his theatrical roots and tried out his skills on Broadway, playing Billy Flynn in Chicago. He also appeared in a series of television shows that included, Everybody Loves Chris, 30 Rock, Dirt and How I Met Your Mother. He also played a host on Don’t Forget the Lyrics.
Brady has worked in several films as well, including The List, 1982, and Crossover. His live performance on his world tour Making Sh*t Up was a huge hit last year. He also began with the new science fiction series Aftermath.
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