#1. Presenting the Talented Mr. Wayne Brady
Ever spent the night with a five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee? How about rubbing shoulders with an acclaimed actor, singer, dancer, songwriter, TV show host, and breathtakingly funny improviser? Well now’s your chance.
Trillium Health Partners Foundation proudly presents the incredibly talented Wayne Brady! Welcome to Mississauga, Wayne!
Wayne’s world—Off-the-cuff brilliance
Wayne got his big break on the British and then later the ABC versions of Whose Line is it Anyway? His name has ever since been synonymous with off-the-cuff brilliance. Wayne went on to star in and produce a highly rated summer sketch show and an Emmy-winning talk show for ABC.
Wayne returned to his theatrical roots with a successful Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. He also guest starred in shows like 30 Rock, Everybody Loves Chris, and Dirt, and had a recurring role on the hit, How I Met your Mother, in addition to hosting Don’t Forget the Lyrics. This past year, he performed live on his sold-out world tour, “Makin’ Sh*t Up,”; and guest starred on the new SyFy network series, Aftermath.
Wayne’s film work includes feature films Crossover, The List, and most recently, 1982 from director Tommy Oliver, as well as lending his vocal talents to Disney’s Sofia the First and Nickelodeon’s Loud House.
Currently, Wayne is starring as Aaron Burr in the critically acclaimed, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production, Hamilton, the musical sensation based on the life of Alexander Hamilton. He will return for his eighth season as the host of the classic CBS show, Let’s Make a Deal, as well as the fifth season of the new Whose Line is it Anyway?
Still “Makin’ Sh*t Up”—Still the best!
Wayne Brady is arguably the world’s foremost improvisational performer—and easily the funniest—because this guy can make anything up.
So grab your tickets before it’s too late and enjoy a hilarious night of food, fun, and games with Wayne Brady! (BTW, what’s your line?)
#2. Melissa Peterman
Melissa Peterman is best known for her starring role as Barbra Jean on the hit series Reba, and as Bonnie Wheeler on the sitcom Baby Daddy.
She first made a name for herself when she was cast in a stage production of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, and went on to perform in over 600 shows, becoming a staple on the comedy and improvisation scene.
Melissa has starred in a variety of roles in dozens of other TV shows and feature films, and made her film debut in the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning movie Fargo. Other film credits include Here Comes the Boom with Kevin James, and Muffin Top: A Love Story with David Arquette.
Her first televised comedy special, Melissa Peterman: Am I the Only One? aired on CMT in 2010, and she hosted CMT’s The Singing Bee for four seasons. She has also hosted ABC’s primetime game show Bet on Your Baby and ABC Family’s comedy show Dancing Fools.
Melissa is a regular guest on many popular game shows, including Celebrity Name Game and The $100,000 Pyramid. She guest-hosts several talk shows, and is a co-host on Access Hollywood.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
#3. Maestro Fresh-Wes
Wes Williams (aka Maestro Fresh-Wes) is a Canadian multimedia personality—an award-winning recording artist, actor, author, and motivational speaker.
He was the first Canadian hip hop artist to have a single go gold in Canada with “Let Your Backbone Slide”. His 1989 album Symphony in Effect received a Juno Award for Best Rap Recording of The Year.
As an actor, Maestro has been on several film and television projects, and currently plays school teacher Paul Dwyer on the CBC hit sitcom Mr. D, which is currently in its sixth season.
His motivational book Stick to Your Vision includes a foreword by Chuck D of hip hop group Public Enemy, and a cover endorsement from Drake crediting Maestro for helping him with his confidence as a rapper. In October 2018, Maestro was a part of the Canadian Classic Golf Tour, visiting 28 cities across the country before performing at the CFL's 2018 Grey Cup Festival in Edmonton, Alberta.
Maestro continues to evolve as an artist with diverse performances and creative interests.
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