Ben Vereen. Biography

Birth Place: Miami, FL, USA
Gender: Male

Well known to theatre audiences for his Tony and Drama Desk winning performance in Pippin, Vereen has also appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Chicago, Fosse and Jelly's Last Jam. Television audiences will remember him from his celebrated portrayal of Chicken George in Roots, along with recent appearances on "How I Met Your Mother," "Grey's Anatomy" (Prism Award) and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." In January, 2012, Mr. Vereen was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Ben Vereen. Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance
Ben Vereen, Pippin
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Ben Vereen , Pippin
 
Theatre World Awards - 1972 - Performance
Ben Vereen, Jesus Christ Superstar
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Ben Vereen, Jesus Christ Superstar

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