Hamilton's Newest Star Wayne Brady Can't Even Get His Friends Tickets
Wayne Brady may be in joining the cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sold-out musical Hamilton, but that doesn't mean his friends can expect free tickets
The 44-year-old actor — who begins performances as Aaron Burr (sir) in the Chicago cast of the historical hip-hopera on Tuesday — recorded told TMZ that he’s not the one to come to for handouts.
“I don’t get no damn comps,” he said in the clip. “Specifically, let me repeat that now: I don’t get no damn comps. Either you have to be related to me by blood or we’re sleeping together, and then you will get a free ticket.”
Brady, an Emmy winner for his work on the improv hit Whose Line Is It Anyway?, is scheduled for a three-month run in Chicago’s Hamilton — which opened Setember 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre. His last performance is set through April 9.
“I have been ready for this role since I saw Leslie [Odom Jr.] do it when it first opened,” he told TMZ. “I’ve wanted to do this so, so badly.”
His 13-year-old daughter, Maile Masako Brady, has also wanted her father to do Hamilton so, so badly. A Hamilton-superfan, Brady recounted how she jumped out of bed screaming “Oh God — we’re going to Chicago! We’re going to Chicago!” when she learned the news.
“That was our Christmas present,” Brady joked.
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In addition to Whose Line, Brady also hosts the CBS reboot of Let’s Make a Deal. He’s had a long background in theater, recently starring in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. Other credits include Chicago and Rent.
On Twitter, Brady implied to the Whose Line-host that he’ll have tickets waiting for her. “When are you coming?!?” he asked her. “I got you!”