02.26.14 @

Nebraska’s Home for the Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a one night only performance from one of the most versatile performers in show business today, the extraordinarily talented Wayne Brady on March 1 at 7:30 PM.

“Mr. Brady really can do it all,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center. “I think the most incredible aspect of a Wayne Brady performance is his amazing ability to come up with new material each and every night live on stage right in front of his audience. I know our patrons are truly going to love this performance.”

Wayne Brady is an Emmy Award winning actor, recording artist, improvisationalist, dancer, and television personality. His work can be seen on television or film, in the theater, or heard on the radio.

Brady began his career in Orlando, Florida working for both the Disney World and Universal theme parks. He also performed in several community theatre shows and at the Orlando improv troupe SAK Comedy Lab.

In 1998, Brady’s career took off with “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” for which he won a 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series. Brady went on to host his own syndicated talk/variety show “The Wayne Brady Show" for two years. He picked up two Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show Host and the show also won an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show. Brady has also hosted “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” on Fox.  Currently, Brady can be seen everyday on CBS as the host of the daytime classic “Let’s Make A Deal,” for which he’s been nominated two years in a row for a Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show Host. Guest-starring roles include “The Dave Chappelle Show,” “30 Rock,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Dirt,” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”

In film, Brady starred in the Screen Gems feature, “Crossover”, and the independent feature “The List”, a romantic comedy with Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Illeana Douglas. Brady was also featured in Fox Searchlight’s “Roll Bounce’.

In 2005 Brady took the opportunity to return to his first love, musical theatre, and starred in the Broadway production of “Chicago,” playing the role of Billy Flynn.  In August 2010 he joined the all-star cast as Angel in the musical “Rent,” performed at the Hollywood Bowl and directed by Neil Patrick Harris.  This one-weekend event opened to sold out performances and outstanding reviews.

After conquering television and theatre, Brady took on the recording industry and earned a 2008 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for his single “A Change is Gonna Come" off his debut musical album “A Long Time Coming”.  He also released a children’s album entitled “Radio Wayne” with Disney Records in May 2011, which reached the number one position on Itunes and Amazon Kid’s charts.  Currently he is working on his third album.

Brady made a big splash in Vegas in 2009 with his hit stage show “Makin’ It Up.” The show was met with critical acclaim and has been heralded as “pure genius,” “hysterically funny” and “amazing.” Wayne has taken the show to venues across the country and overseas to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and India.

This performance would not be possible without the generous support of Swanson Russell and U-Stop Convenience Shops.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Wayne Brady’s performance on March 1 are available at LiedCenter.org, at the Box Office on 12th and R Streets, or by phone at 402-472-4747. Tickets start at just $42 for adults, $21 for students.