Wayne Brady Begins Chicago Run Sept. 9

News   Wayne Brady Begins Chicago Run Sept. 9 Television personality Wayne Brady makes his Broadway debut Sept. 9 as ruthless lawyer Billy Flynn in the John Kander-Fred Ebb musical, Chicago.
Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady

The Emmy Award-winning actor, singer and talk-show host is slated to stay with the Tony-winning revival through Nov. 28. Brady joins a company that currently includes Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, P. J. Benjamin as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton and D. Sabella Mills as Mary Sunshine.

Brady is known for bursting into song as the host of the recent "The Wayne Brady Show" as well as for his improvisational skills on ABC's "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Brady has also made guest appearances on television's "I'll Fly Away," "Home Court," "In the Heat of the Night," "Chappelle's Show" and "American Dreams." His stage credits include productions of A Chorus Line, Fences, I'm Not Rappaport, A Raisin in the Sun and Blade to the Heat.

Chicago won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.