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Song and dance man Ben Vereen will guest star on tonight's episode of CBS's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. The Broadway vet will return as 'Reverend Sam Gibbs' in the episode airing at 8/7c. Get a first look at left!
In the episode titled, "The End of the Aisle", with only a half-hour to go, both Barney and Robin have panic attacks about their upcoming nuptials. Meanwhile, Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows.
On Broadway, Ben Vereen has appeared in Wicked, 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."
For over 40 years, Ben has showcased his versatility and creativity, performing countless one-man shows not only in the United States, but also Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He was the first simultaneous winner of the "Entertainer of the Year"," Rising Star" and "Song and Dance Star" awards from the American Guild of Variety Artists. He also earned a coveted spot in the Casino Legends Hall of Fame. In 2011, he released his CD Steppin' Out - Live with Ben Vereen and staged a triumphant return to Broadway with his concert Ben Vereen On Broadway At Town Hall.
Best known for his unforgettable role as Chicken George in Roots, some of Ben's acting credits include: How I Met Your Mother, Intruders: They are Among Us, (Emmy Nomination) The Jesse Owens Story, Ellis Island, (Golden Globe Nomination) An Accidental Friendship (NAACP Image Award nomination)
His film credits includeSweet Charity, All That Jazz, Funny Lady (Golden Globe nomination) and Why Do Fools Fall in Love.
Photo credit: Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/FOX/