BEN VEREEN has performed in some of the most notable Broadway productions, television series, dramas and variety shows of our time including ROOTS, the most successful mini series to date. Ben has a recurring role in Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE and filmed an episode of MAGNUM PI this fall followed by multiple episodes of STAR on Fox. He completed a sold-out concert tour in LA and San Diego to rave reviews. Ben was featured in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW for Twentieth Century Fox directed by Kenny Ortega and co-starred with Chris Rock in Paramount Studios’ feature film TOP FIVE and with Richard Gere in the film TIME OUT OF MIND. He is developing his one man show for Broadway written by Joe Calarco with music composed by Stephen Schwartz, probably the greatest contemporary composer of our time.
A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse’s Pippin, Ben’s Broadway credits include: Wicked, I’m Not Rappaport, Chicago, Hair, Fosse, Jelly’s Last Jam, Jesus Christ Superstar, and A Christmas Carol. In 2010, Ben completed a successful run in the world premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man, directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys at the McCarter Theatre. Film: Idlewild, All That Jazz, Sweet Charity, Funny Lady (Golden Globe nomination)), Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Once Upon a Forest. Television: The legendary television miniseries Roots, How I Met Your Mother (recurring), NCIS, Betty White’s Hot In Cleveland, Grey’s Anatomy (Prism Award), Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Hallmark’s An Accidental Friendship (NAACP nomination), Tenspeed and BrownShoe, Louis Armstrong – Chicago Style, Ellis Island (Golden Globe Nomination), Anne Rice’s Feast of All Saints, Zoobilee Zoo and Star Trek – The Next Generation.
Ben continues to tour through the United States with his concert act, ͞Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen͟. The show ran a sold out run at New York City’s 54 Below. He has had endorsements for the pharmaceuticals Sanofi and Nova Nordisk for preventative and proactive measures for Diabetes. Ben was inducted into The Theatre Hall of Fame and received the Broadwayworld.com Cabaret Award for Best Celebrity Male Vocalist. In addition, Ben performed for 100,000 people at the Washington Monument for a July 4th celebration. In May of 2013, Ben received his honorary degree from the LaGuardia School of Performing Arts. In addition, he has become one of the nation’s most requested speakers on topics ranging from Black history, arts and education, Broadway and overcoming adversity, to name just a few. Ben continues to teach masterclasses across the country, is a member of Americans For The Arts, and is establishing the Ben Vereen Foundation, whose mission is to create opportunities for young people in the arts.
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