Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past couple of years already knows what a sparkling sensation the Broadway musical Hamilton has become. In fact, tickets can be so hard to come by that some Americans have even said that getting to see Hamilton means that you have officially “made it” in America. However, even the hard-working Hamilton actors have to take a break and leave the cast sometimes.
It was in this manner that actor Wayne Brady managed to get his own Hamilton shot by taking over the pivotal part of Aaron Burr in the national tour of the show. By all accounts, it would seem that Brady is a perfect fit for the role. As an improviser, he is a very quick study. And as a talented musician as well, it seems as though Brady could be capable of nailing the vocals and dance steps. It will be interesting for audiences to see Brady, who is often cast in the role of the squeaky-clean best friend, take on the part of one of the most hated men in all of American history.
The creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, definitely seems to think that Brady is up to the task, as he excitedly tweeted about the new cast addition. Brady seemed equally thrilled, posting a photo of his new Hamilton credentials. Although his run with the show will be less than three months, there is no doubt that Brady will be tackling his role with an unmatched ferocity. This talented performer is never one to do a half-hearted performance, so it should be interesting to see what kind of nuance he brings to the part of Aaron Burr. Audiences are reportedly thrilled with the addition.