A Legend of the stage and screen, Ben Vereen is best known for his iconic role as Chicken George in the ground breaking television miniseries, Roots. A Tony Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, Ben has gone on to solidify his place among Broadway royalty, with starring roles in such Broadway productions as Wicked,Chicago,Jesus Christ Superstar,Hair,Jelly's Last Jam, and I'm not Rappaport. He is currently touring his one man show, An Evening with Ben Vereen,throughout the US and Europe.
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Ben Vereen is currently touring his one man show, An Evening With Ben Vereen, dazzling audiences from Hawaii, throughout the United States, Europe and Abu Dhabi. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring hit songs such as "Defying Gravity," "Mr. Bojangles," "My Way" and "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries," Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen is a contemporary and timeless journey. Ben has been headlining performing arts centers and symphonies across the country, sometimes with a trio or as many as 60 musicians accompanying him. Each performance is filled with song and dance, stories of his life, a great deal of humor and always, multiple standing ovations.
A Tony Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, Ben has gone on to solidify his place among Broadway royalty, with starring roles in such Broadway productions as Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Jelly's Last Jam, Grind, A Christmas Carol and I'm Not Rappaport. He recently starred in the new play Fetch Clay, Make Man, directed by Jersey Boys director Des McAnuff.
Ben, a legend of the stage and screen, is best known for his iconic role as Chicken George in the ground breaking television miniseries Roots. Recently, Ben shot the Disney pilot, Bunheads, starring Sutton Foster. Be guest starred on the television shows How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy (Prism Award), Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and co-starred in the Emmy nominated made-for-TV-movie, An Accidental Friendship, for which he earned a NAACP nomination. Ben is also a well known speaker, lecturing across the country on topics as diverse as Overcoming Adversity, African-American History, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Ben's Broadway Lecture with Song.
In addition, Ben continues to be the spokesman for the leading pharmaceutical company Sanofi U.S., spearheading a proactive and preventive campaign for those living with diabetes.