Wayne Brady is certainly a multi-talented guy with a career that covers TV, theatre, singing and standup touring. Catch him with your Wayne Brady tickets from Ticketbis.
Wayne Brady - making a career of entertainment
Born in 1972 in Georgia the childhood years of Wayne Brady were made difficult by a pronounced stutter. He hid away finding solace in creating his own plays and commercials. While at school he joined the ROTC (Reserved Officers Training Corps) where the self-discipline he learned both helped his speech and his future career. His intention was to join the military but rave reviews for a role in a school play changed his mind. He made a deal with the grandmother who raised him that if he could make it in entertainment within six months he'd shelve his plans for a military life.
His first professional job came in a show at Universal Studios Orlando. There he also appeared in local theatre productions of A Chorus Line and Jesus Christ Superstar. At the same time, he was honing his comic skills with multiple improv appearances a night at Orlando's SAK Theatre Comedy Lab. 1992 saw a move to Las Vegas where he found a talent for impersonating rock'n'roll greats like Little Richard, Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Wayne Brady - heading for Broadway
Wayne Brady's first big break came on UK TV in 1997 with Whose Line Is It Anyway? This lightning-quick comedy quiz suited his talents perfectly and he went on to star in the American version as well. The success of this encouraged him to write The Wayne Brady Show which saw him on screen from 2001 to 2004 and earned him two Daytime Emmy Awards. Broadway beckoned next and in 2004 Wayne Brady took on the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago.
Since 2007 Brady has hosted Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics as well as appearing in How I Met Your Mother and Everybody Hates Chris. As if all this talent wasn't enough 2008 saw him release a Grammy-nominated album A Long Time Coming before taking over the reins of the popular show Let's Make A Deal in 2009. Brady's Broadway stints have also included the role of Lola in Kinky Boots and a part in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl while 2017 saw him leaping around the stage in the phenomenon that's Hamilton. See what audiences love about him with your Wayne Brady tickets from Ticketbis.