Wayne Brady

Birth Place: Orlando, FL, USA

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Brady is an American television personality, comedian, actor, and singer. He is a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It Anyway? He was the host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show, was the original host of Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics!, and has hosted Let's Make a Deal since its 2009 revival. Brady also performed in the Tony Award–winning musical Kinky Boots on Broadway as Simon—who is also drag queen Lola—from November 2015 to March 2016, and as James Stinson on the American TV series How I Met Your Mother.

Brady is a five-time Emmy Award winner, winning his first for his work on Whose Line? in 2003, two more in the next year for The Wayne Brady Show, and two for Let's Make a Deal. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, for his cover of the Sam Cooke song "A Change Is Gonna Come".

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Broadway Revival Production, 2024
The Wiz

[US Tour]
US Tour, 2023
The Wiz [Replacement]

[Los Angeles]
Wallis Annenberg Center Production, 2016
Charley Kringas

[US Tour]
Chicago, Los Angeles, National Tour Production, 2016
Aaron Burr [Replacement]

New York Premiere Production, 2016
Perfromer [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2013
Lola [Replacement]

Lola [Replacement]

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Revival, 2006
Scarecrow [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

Wayne Brady Movies

[1994]On Promised Land Eli James

[2003]The Electric Piper Sly, The Electric Piper - Voice

[2004]Broadway on Broadway Self - Host

[2004]Clifford's Really Big Movie Shackelford - Voice

[2004]Going to the Mat Mason Wyatt

[2005]Roll Bounce D.J. Johnny Feelgood

[2005]I Do, They Don't

[2006]Crossover Vaughn

[2006]Flirt Locklear Jacobson

[2007]The List Lewis

[2009]Wayne Brady Live

[2012]Freestyle Love Supreme Wayne Brady

[2012]Foodfight! Daredevil Dan - Voice

[2014]The Hero of Color City Blue - Voice

[2015]VeggieTales: Noah's Ark Shem - Voice

[2016]Straight Outta Oz Todrick's Father

[2020]WRZ: White Racist Zombies Dr. Knowles

[2020]Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe Stapler-Fist / Additional Voices - Voice

[2020]Blindfire Davon

[2022]Blank Henry

Wayne Brady TV Shows

Superboy John

In the Heat of the Night Henry Ulmer

I'll Fly Away Damon

Clarissa Explains It All Pepe's Pizza Delivery Man

Vinyl Justice Officer Brady

The Wonderful World of Disney The Magician

[ 1999-2000]The Drew Carey Show Wayne Brady

Batman of the Future Micron

American Dreams Jackie Wilson

[ 1998-2003]Whose Line Is It Anyway?

[ 2001-2004]The Wayne Brady Show

Reno 911! New Jones - Deputy Culufu Garwood

Kevin Hill Pastor Jerry Carver

Stargate SG-1 Trelak

Higglytown Heroes Doctor

Girlfriends Derek Tyler

Getting Along Famously Jackie Kinghorn

Robot Chicken Pegasus 'Sunny Muffin', Salam Fayyad

Shorty McShorts' Shorts Cameron

Joke's on You Host

30 Rock Steven

Dirt Tweety's Henchman

[ 2006-2008]Everybody Hates Chris Louis

[ 2007-2009]Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Doctor Friend

The Fresh Beat Band Mr. Fondu

Cubed Wayne Brady

Are We There Yet? Devin

Key and Peele Centipede Buddy

Psych Hilton Fox

The Problem Solverz Uncle Chocofuss

[ 2012-2013]American Dad! Astronaut, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tungee

Baby Daddy Chase Baxter

How I Met Your Mother James Stinson

[ 2013-2014]Phineas and Ferb Additional Voices, Guide

[ 2006-2014]How I Met Your Mother James

Being Mary Jane Sean

TripTank Narrator, Dicky, Dad

Open Carrie Stokley

Aftermath Lamar 'Booner' Boone

[ 2013-2016]Real Husbands of Hollywood Wayne Brady

Milo Murphy's Law Eugene

[ 2012-2018]Sofia the First Clover

Colony Everett Kynes

American Soul Little Richard

[ 2018-2019]The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Reese Buckingham

The Bold and the Beautiful Dr. Reese Buckingham

Brainwashed by Toons Lead Vocals

Black Lightning Gravedigger, Tyson Sykes

Mixed-ish Geoffrey

The Neighborhood Isaiah Evans

Game of Talents

[ 2013-2022]Whose Line Is It Anyway?

[ 2016-2022]The Loud House Harold, Harold McBride

[ 2021-2022]The Good Fight Del Cooper

The Cuphead Show! King Dice

That Damn Michael Che Dad

American Gigolo Lorenzo

A Black Lady Sketch Show Reggie

Wayne Brady Videos

Wayne Brady News

Up on the Marquee: THE WIZ

Check out photos of the new Broadway marquee for The Wiz, which opens on Broadway in Spring 204

Photos: Get a First Look at THE WIZ Broadway-Bound Revival

Get a first look at photos of The Wiz revival coming to Broadway!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and THE WIZ Selected For J.P. Morgan's 2024 Nextlist

J.P. Morgan has unveiled its annual lineup of “what's next” in exceptional experiences and captivating reads featuring its first-ever rival musical recommendations. Included in the list are Broadway's Merrily We Roll Along, as well as the Broadway-bound touring production of The Wiz.

Paige Davis & More to Join Robert Bannon for Christmas Show at Chelsea Table + Stage

Robert Bannon, the renowned performer, is set to captivate audiences with his Old School Holiday Special, 'A Robert Bannon Christmas Special', on December 9th at 7pm.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of Broadway-Bound THE WIZ; Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are now on sale to the general public for The Wiz, set to open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street). Check out all new character posters, featuring a first look at the cast, in the photos here! 


Your Holiday Show of Shows is the perfect variety gift of live entertainment this holiday season! Packed with big-name entertainers originally from Nebraska, this production brings them all together in one special event!

Video: Watch THE WIZ's Dorothy, Nichelle Lewis, Sing 'Wonder, Wonder Why'

Get a first listen to Nichelle Lewis, who stars as Dorohy in the Broadway-bound revival of The Wiz, performing “Wonder Wonder Why” from the iconic musical. Lewis performed the song on The Tamron Hall Show's The Wiz-themed Halloween episode. Watch the video now!

Video/Photos: THE WIZ Cast Performs 'Ease on Down the Road' For Tamron Hall's Halloween Episode

The upcoming Broadway cast of The Wiz took the Tam Fam on a journey to Oz on the “Tamron Hall” Hall-O-Ween extravaganza! Check out photos and watch a video of their performance with Kyle Ramar Freeman (Lion), Phillip Johnson Richardson (Tinman), Avery Wilson (Scarecrow) and Nichelle Lewis (Dorothy)!

Video: Deborah Cox Performs 'Believe In Yourself' From THE WIZ on TAMRON HALL

Deborah Cox appeared on Tamron Hall to perform 'Believe In Yourself' from The Wiz, as part of Tamron Hall’s Hall-O-Ween Extravaganza. Check out the video here!

Review: THE WIZ at National Theatre

In 1975 a revolutionary approach to L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The Wiz was a musical that no one thought would get past its opening night. The show proved everyone wrong. It won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 1,672 performances. The all-African American version of Dorothy’s trip down the yellow brick road is now embarking on a thirteen-city pre- Broadway tour and is playing at the National Theatre here in DC through October 29th. I am sorry to say that this version is a rocky journey over a cool “Ease on Down the Road”.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Sets Partial Lineup for �¿DIVAS Simply Singing! With Wayne Brady, Cynthia Erivo & More

Emmy® award-winning and Tony award-nominated actor, singer, producer, philanthropist, and community activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, along with her non-profit charitable organization, The DIVA Foundation, set a star-studded partial lineup of performers and presenters to take the stage at this year’s DIVAS Simply Singing! Raising Health Awareness.

Telly Leung & More to Star in HAS ANYONE SEEN MY MIND? Industry Readings

Private industry readings of 'Has Anyone Seen My Mind?' by Bill Russell, are scheduled for October 26 & 27.

GMCLA's HOORAY FOR HOLIDAYS With Wayne Brady is Now on Sale

 The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) presents as part of its 2023-2024 Season, now in its 45th year, HOORAY FOR HOLIDAYS, a joyous celebration of holiday music from cinema and television. 

Review: THE WIZ (THE TOURING COMPANY) at Connor Palace

What did our critic think of THE WIZ (THE TOURING COMPANY) at Connor Palace?

Wayne Brady, Chris Mann & More To Perform At The 2023 FNAM Benefit

The Foundation for New American Musicals has revealed that Wayne Brady, Anastasia Barzee, Therese Curatolo, Chris Mann and Cheeyang Ng as Guest Artists for its 2023 FNAM Benefit. Learn how to purchase tickets!

THE WIZ Gets Broadway Dates, Plus First Look at Cast!

The all-new production of the Tony Award-winning hit musical The Wiz will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre.  Preview performances will begin on March 29. Check out an all new first look photo, as well as a video of the cast performing with the orchestra for the first time!

Deborah Cox and Lascelles Stephens of Deco Entertainment Join THE WIZ Producing Team

Entertainment company DECO Entertainment, founded by Lascelles Stephens and Deborah Cox, will join the co-producing team of the all-new production of The Wiz. Learn more about the musical here!

The New York Pops Extends Music Director Steven Reineke's Contract Through 2027-28 Season

Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke’s contract with The New York Pops has been extended through the 2027-2028 season.

Emmy and Grammy-Winning Adam Blackstone Joins THE WIZ Creative Team

Emmy Award®-winning music director and Grammy Award®-winning writer, Adam Blackstone, has joined the creative team as Dance Music Arranger for the revival of The Wiz.


Wayne Brady has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Wayne Brady has not appeared in the West End

Wayne Brady's next show will be The Wiz which opens on 12/31/2023 on US Tour.

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