Hometown: Columbus, Georgia
Wayne Brady returns to the hysterical improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” along with host Aisha Tyler and fellow stars Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie, who put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games.
Brady is a five-time Emmy award winner and Grammy nominee. He is an actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter and television personality. Brady continues to bring powerful performances to the screen and stage and recently wrapped his three month run starring as the infamous Aaron Burr in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning production of “Hamilton” in Chicago.
After getting his big break on first the British, then the ABC version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” Brady’s name became synonymous with off the cuff brilliance. He went on to star and produce both a highly rated summer sketch show and Emmy winning talk show and then joined forces with Dave Chappell creating the now classic “Training Day” sketch, showing audiences both sides of his comedic skill and depth as an actor.
Brady returned to his theatrical roots with a successful Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in “Chicago,” as well as a slew of television roles guest starring on “30 Rock,” “Everybody Loves Chris,” “Dirt,” and a recurring role on “How I Met Your Mother” and hosted “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.” His film work includes the feature films “Crossover,” “The List,” a romantic comedy with Sydney Tamiia Poitier, and most recently “1982” from director Tommy Oliver.
Most recently, Wayne has performed live on his sold-out world tour “Makin’Sh*t Up,” guest starred in “Colony,” returned to Broadway and received rave reviews starring as Lola in the Tony Award winning production of “Kinky Boots,” and guest starred on “The Bold & The Beautiful.” Brady also lends his vocal talents to animated series “Sophia the First” and “The Loud House.”
Brady will return for his 11th season as the host of CBS’s “Let’s Make A Deal” this year.
He is also working on new music, a movie, creating a new television series, and regularly performing stand-up.