Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady is a true show-biz renaissance man. Actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter – he’s done it all throughout his long career.
Currently, Wayne is starring as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton at the Private Bank Theatre in Chicago.
Wayne got his big break on first the British and then the ABC version of Whose Line is it Anyway? His name became synonymous with off-the-cuff brilliance. He went on to star in and produce a highly-rated summer sketch show and an Emmy-winning talk show for ABC before joining forces with Dave Chappelle to create 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. He guest starred in shows such as 30 Rock, Everybody Loves Chris, Dirt and had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother in addition to hosting Don’t Forget the Lyrics. His film work includes feature films Crossover, The List (a romantic comedy with Sydney Tamiia Poitier), and most recently 1982 from director Tommy Oliver.
This past year he performed live on his sold-out world tour “Makin’ Sh*t Up” and guest starred on the new SyFy series Aftermath. He was welcomed back to Broadway and received rave reviews for his role as ‘Lola’ in the Tony Award-winning production of Kinky Boots, while lending his vocal talents to both Disney’s animated series Sofia the First and Nickelodeon’s Loud House.
Brady will return for his 8th season as the host of CBS’ Let’s Make a Deal, as well as the 5th new season of Whose Line is it Anyway? on the CW this year.
"We are all really happy with everything Wayne did – please pass along our thanks to him for two truly great gigs. And thank you for your help throughout this process as well, much appreciated."- IBM
"It was spectacular. And he is a gem! The highlight may have been when he invited folks to do push-ups with him on stage as part of the First Lady's "Gimme 5" campaign. It was spontaneous and fun. It was our first event so your recommendation of Wayne was spot on. He is a master of "master of ceremonies". We are all BIG Wayne Brady fans. And FLOTUS included him in her remarks, which was very cool. "- Partnership for a Healthier America
"He was funny, sincere, and sympathetic. It takes a very talented person to evoke all of those feeling into one speech. I know the twitter world thought he was a hit! I hope he enjoyed himself as much as we enjoyed having him!"- The Kennedy Forum
"Wayne was fantastic on stage and the guests loved him. He was a joy to work. The event went very smoothly and raised over $2 million! Thank you so much again for everything."- American Friends of Magen David Adom