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is perhaps one of the funniest comedic actors on television. His
hilarious improvisational antics, paired with his ability to impersonate
just about anyone, have won the laughs of many Americans on ABC's hit
comedy series "Whose Line is it Anyway?"
By the age of 16, Orlando native Wayne Brady had no plans of pursuing
a career in entertainment. Little did he know that his chance
performance in a high school play would garner rave reviews and
permanently alter his long-range plans. While in Florida, Brady immersed
himself in the central Florida theater community, performing in numerous
stage productions, including "A Chorus Line," "Fences," "A Raisin in the
Sun," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "I'm Not Rappaport." He then moved to
Los Angeles and performed at the prestigious Mark Taper Forum in its
production of "Blade to the Heat," and made television guest appearances
on series such as "I'll Fly Away," "Home Court" and "In the Heat of the
Brady also starred in and produced "The Wayne Brady Show," a
primetime variety show for ABC in 2001. He was also a series regular on
the syndicated sketch comedy show "Kwik Witz" for two seasons, and
hosted the VH-1 comedy series, "Vinyl Justice," KABC's "Countdown to the
American Music Awards," and was seen opposite Drew Carey in ABC's "Gepetto."
Wayne also brought the house down in an appearance at the 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards.
In fact, the actor was so well received by the industry, that the
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences invited Wayne Brady to perform solo at
the 52nd Annual Emmy Awards in September 2000. The musical medley, which
spoofed many of the seasons' top shows, including "The Sopranos" and
"Survivor," was a hit, and as one critic said of the performance, "Brady
Out-Crystaled Billy Crystal."
Wayne Brady scored a second Emmy Award nomination in 2002 for his work on
"Whose Line is it Anyway" in the category of Best Individual Performance
in a Variety or Musical. He has received several other accolades for his
work in theater, including nominations for Best Actor in a Musical for
"Cotton Patch Gospel" at the distinguished Edyth Bush Theatre. Wayne was
also named Sak Theatre's 1992 Rookie of the Year for Theatre
He continues to tour the country with his own improv show, "Wayne
Brady and Friends," selling out the nation's top theaters and venues.
Wayne Brady may be available for your next special event!
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