If you loved hearing Brady’s improvised songs on “Whose Line,” you’ll now have a chance to hear him sing “The Room Where It Happens” during his run playing “the damn fool that shot him,” Aaron Burr.
Brady, a five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, will play Burr from January 17 to April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in downtown Chicago.
He joins a Windy City cast that includes Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton, Ari Afsar as Eliza Schuyler, Chris De’sean as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, and “Godspell” revival cast member Wallace Smith as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison.
Along with “Hamilton,” Brady will return to the CW’s revival of “Whose Line” for its fifth season later this year. He will also continue hosting CBS’ “Let’s Make A Deal,” which is entering its eighth season.
“Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards this past June, including Best Musical, Best Score and Musical Book for creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and acting awards for Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, and Renee Elise Goldsberry.
In addition to ongoing shows on Broadway and in Chicago, a national tour is set to begin this March at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. The tour will then move to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a five-month engagement starting in August.
A West End production is also being planned for 2017.