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Wayne Brady


Feb 28, 2014

Fri 8:00 PM

175 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601



  • Wayne Brady

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38.50 to 58.50

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Wayne Brady: Brady was born in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from Dr. Phillips High School at the age of 16 [1]. His first job as an entertainer was playing "Tigger" at Walt Disney World. He began to perform at a central Florida comedy club called SAK Comedy Club. He moved from Florida to Las Vegas, Nevada and then eventually on to Los Angeles, California in 1996, where he developed his acting skills. Brady had a son prior to marriage Brady is married to Mandie Taketa of Hawaii, USA, and their daughter, Maile Masako Brady, was born on February 3, 2003.

In Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which featured Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, and Colin Mochrie, Brady astounded viewers with his amazing singing and acting abilities, his dead-on impressions of various singers and his sense of humor. In 2003, Brady won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series for his work on the show. He went on to star in his own ABC variety show in 2001 called The Wayne Brady Show, which failed, and a daytime talk show of the same name in 2002, which lasted two seasons and won four Daytime Emmy Awards, two of which went to Brady for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Wayne Brady also guest-starred on The Drew Carey Show in 1999 and 2000 to take part in Drew Live and Drew Live II. On the show, Brady played several games taken from Whose Line Is It Anyway? for the two episodes with other characters.

In 2004, Brady joined the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago, playing the role of lawyer Billy Flynn. He also appeared briefly in the final episode of the 2004 season of the comedy Reno 911!. He also guest starred on the SciFi's hit series show, Stargate SG-1 for about half of an episode.

Brady wrote and sang the theme song for Disney's popular animated series The Weekenders. In 2005, he sang and recorded Jim Brickman's original Disney song "Beautiful" and its Christmas version.[2]

In 2006, Brady became the host of TV Land's That's What I'm Talking About, a talk show discussing the role of African Americans in the entertainment industry.

From August 29 to September 29, 2006, Brady hosted the FOX show Celebrity Duets

On November 27, 2006, Brady made a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, playing James, the homosexual brother of Neil Patrick Harris's character Barney. His character conflicts with Barney due to his choice to marry and adopt a baby.

He had also appeared as a guest star for the MTV show Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out.

-From Wikipedia


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