Wayne Brady didn’t “break a leg” during a recent performance of Hamilton, but he came close.
The comedian is playing Aaron Burr in the Chicago production. He got hurt jumping off a chair within the first ten minutes of a Saturday matinee.
He was removed and immediately replaced with an understudy. The audience wasn’t told about the change until the intermission.
Brady was back in the show Saturday night and after some physical therapy, Brady tweeted an update on Monday showing him dancing and saying: “I was back in the show that night, I did a show yesterday, I hung out with the cast, I’m awesome, my legs work. Look at what I can do: [Dancing] My legs work, they work, my legs work, they work…”
Written by Matt Hoffman
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Alex Lacamoire, Phillipa Soo, Thayne Jasperson, Jonathan Groff, Morgan Marcell, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson pose at the public release of The Atlantic Records Original Broadway Cast Recording of ‘Hamilton’ at Barnes Noble, 86th Lexington on October 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)