Wayne Brady to Join Chicago’s ‘Hamilton’ Musical as Aaron Burr

The “Let’s Make a Deal” host wants to be in the room where it happens

Last Updated: January 9, 2017 @ 3:15 PM

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star Wayne Brady will be join the cast of “Hamilton” during the hit musical’s residency in Chicago, producer Jeffrey Seller announced Monday.

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.

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