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Ben Vereen

Tony Award Winning Actor

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen.

His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into

the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy.  His first love and passion is and

always will be the stage. “The theatre was my first training ground. It taught

me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay

with me a lifetime. The stage sharpens the creative instrument and encourages you

to go deeper inside and try new things,” states Ben. On Broadway, Ben Vereen has starred in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam and A Christmas Carol. His role in Pippin garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for “Best Actor in a Musical.”

 

Ben wrapped the Chuck Lorre series B POSITIVE on CBS, and last season, completed multiple episodes of THE GOOD FIGHT, playing FREDERICK DOUGLAS, also on CBS.  He performed his concert act for the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, and has upcoming dates in Chicago, Las Vegas, and the Carolinas. Before Broadway reopened, Ben appeared in the national commercial to bring back NYC and Broadway "It's Showtime in NYC." In June, he was awarded the inaugural JUNETEENTH LEGACY AWARD from the Broadway League, as well as receiving the HERO'S AWARD from the First Responder's Children's Foundation due to his presence at Ground Zero in helping the first responders.  He was recently honored with the SIDNEY POITIER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL. Ben performed an abundance of virtual events during Covid in 2020 and most of all his deep passion for the Homeless, led him into producing, directing, and starring in a benefit for ‘Care for the Homeless’.  His passion of the arts and education is ongoing and each year teaches classes online and in person.

Ben appeared in MAGNUM P.I. and BULL for CBS, multiple episodes of STAR for Fox, and the BET Series TALES.  Ben also co-starred with RICHARD GERE in TIME OUT OF MIND,  CHRIS ROCK in TOP FIVE, and was featured as Dr. Scott in the re-imagined THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW for 20th Century Fox.  Bryan Cranston picked Ben to costar in SNEAKY PETE for Amazon.  Ben continues to tour the country with his concert act, motivational lectures, master classes.  He performed sold out runs at Jazz at Lincoln Center, as well as in Toronto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, as well as a lecture at Tuskegee University for Black History Month. He won a Tony Award/Drama Desk for PIPPIN, starred in such musicals as Jesus Christ Superstar, Fosse, Hair, Jelly’s Last Jam, Chicago, Wicked, I’m Not Rappaport, to name a few and is remembered for films like ‘SWEET CHARITY’, ‘ALL THAT JAZZ,’ and the Emmy winning role of Chicken George in the iconic ROOTS​

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