Wayne Brady talks playing Aaron Burr in 'Hamilton'

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A well-known entertainer joined the Chicago company of "Hamilton" this week replacing a member who is jumping to the national tour of the show.

"I've been blessed with a cool career. This is an amazing place in this career to do a show like this," Brady said in a Tweet 10 minutes before he took stage this week as Aaron Burr.

Being in the room or theatre where it happens resonates with Brady.

"I think that Lin-Manuel even just knowing him socially, to look at somebody and go, 'All of that came out of your head?'" Brady said.

A five time Emmy winner, Brady is known for a variety of TV roles and hosting chores over the years. ABC's improvisational show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" was his breakout.

Just a year ago Brady donned drag for a co-starring role in the hit Kinky Boots on Broadway,

"So to go from playing Lola slash Simon to playing Aaron Burr in the course of a year, I would say that's range," Brady said.

Brady is here until April 9 just missing the chance to appear with Lin-Manual Miranda who now says he will play the title role on an unannounced date in May.

"If Lin would be down, I will drop whatever I'm doing at that time, fly back to be in the cast because I would love and be honored to be a part of an event like that," Brady said.

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Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady, stopped by "Windy City LIVE" to discuss his new role as Aaron Burr in "Hamilton."

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Wayne Brady stopped by WCL to talk about his role in "Hamilton."

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