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    Wayne Brady

    Entertainer

    A five-time Emmy award winner, as well as a Grammy award nominee, Wayne Brady is a true interdisciplinary talent. At any point during his career the words actor, improviser, dancer, singer and songwriter could all be applicable to the current Hamilton star.

    It was Brady’s stints on both the British and American versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? that would introduce the world to his off-the-cuff brilliance. From there, Brady would launch a highly-rated sketch show, an award-winning talk show and collaborate with the likes of comedian Dave Chappelle. Brady would go on to appear in such acclaimed television shows as 30 Rock, Everybody Loves Chris and even having a recurring role in How I Met Your Mother. Brady would return to this theatrical roots with a successful Broadway debut as Bill Flynn in Chicago. He would then join the cast of the Tony award-winning Kinky Boots before heading to Chicago to take on the role of Aaron Burr in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton.

    Through it all, Brady remains the host of CBS’ Let’s Make A Deal—which is entering its eighth season—while also his fifth season as a cast member on Whose Line Is It Anyway? on the CW.

    Past Events

    Thursday, Apr 6 2017

    12 PM

    Join Chicago Ideas and Wayne Brady for a Facebook Live conversation that will take you behind the scenes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.... read more
    1 hour | Lab | Venue TBD*

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