You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Wayne Brady to play Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton' in Chicago

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6 days ago By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, Wayne Brady arrives on the red carpet at the BET Honors 2015 at Warner Theater on in Washington. Producers of the hit musical "Hamilton" said Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, that the Emmy Award-winning comedian and game show host will play Aaron Burr from Jan. 17 until April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. (Photo by Kevin Wolf/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, Wayne Brady arrives on the red carpet at the BET Honors 2015 at Warner Theater on in Washington. Producers of the hit musical "Hamilton" said Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, that the Emmy Award-winning comedian and game show host will play Aaron Burr from Jan. 17 until April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. (Photo by Kevin Wolf/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Wayne Brady is about to get his shot in "Hamilton" — in Chicago.

Producers of the hit musical said Monday that the comedian and game show host will play Aaron Burr from Jan. 17 until April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago.

Brady won a Primetime Emmy Award for "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and a Daytime Emmy Award as host of his own talk show, "The Wayne Brady Show."

Brady is no stranger to the stage, making his Broadway debut in 2004 in "Chicago" and last year slipping into high heels to play Lola in "Kinky Boots."

Brady will take over Burr from Tony Award-nominee Joshua Henry, who will take his character on the road in the show's first national tour, which starts in San Francisco.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon