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Ben Vereen.

 
Birth Place:
Miami, FL, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Miami, FL, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Danny
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Midge
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Chimney Man [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Leroy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Leading Player
Leading Player
Leading Player [Replacement]
Leading Player
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Judas Iscariot
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1968
Hud (Understudy) [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Danny

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Midge

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Billy Flynn [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Chimney Man [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Leroy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Leading Player

Leading Player

Leading Player [Replacement]

Leading Player

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1971
Judas Iscariot

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1968
Hud (Understudy) [Replacement]

Ben Vereen. Biography

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

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

Ben Vereen. News

Photos: American Songbook Association Celebrates Stephen Schwartz at Third Annual Gal Photo Photos: American Songbook Association Celebrates Stephen Schwartz at Third Annual Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2022

American Songbook Association recently hosted the Third Annual Gala to honor Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 9 at 7:30 PM. Schwartz - the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and more - received the 2022 ASA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CO Photo Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CONNECTION UNSTABLE On May 21st
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 27, 2022

Musical theater composer Scott Evan Davis will have a Triad Takeover on May 21st with original songs and a few musical friends.

Dr. Art Topilow And Vocalist Deb Lyons Present Jazz Standards At APAC Photo Dr. Art Topilow And Vocalist Deb Lyons Present Jazz Standards At APAC
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022

 Jazz pianist Dr. Art Topilow and vocalist Deb Lyons will team up at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24 to present a varied program of popular music and standards with selections from Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer to Carole King.  

Meet the Cast of FUNNY GIRL Photo Meet the Cast of FUNNY GIRL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances tonight, March 26, at the August Wilson Theatre, ahead of an official opening on April 24. Meet the cast bringing this iconic show back to the stage!

Ben Vereen Returns With An 8-Part Online Master Class at Bay Street Photo Ben Vereen Returns With An 8-Part Online Master Class at Bay Street
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will present an eight-part online Master Class in Acting led by Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen. Classes will meet Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m. starting April 25 through June 13 via Zoom.

The Green Room 42 to Present EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BARBARA Photo The Green Room 42 to Present EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BARBARA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present¬†Everything‚Äôs Coming Up Barbara¬†‚Äď the definitive Barbara Dixon experience, packed full of songs, stories, and (if you‚Äôre lucky) a Fosse dance move or two. And in honor of the season, Barbara will share her insider scoop on St. Paddy‚Äôs Day ‚Äď Broadway-style!

Cindy Williams Brings ME, MYSELF, SHIRLEY To The Duke Energy Center For The Performin Photo Cindy Williams Brings ME, MYSELF, SHIRLEY To The Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts In April
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2022

Cindy Williams will take the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in her one-woman show, Me, Myself & Shirley for a limited two-show engagement April 16, 2022.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present BROADWAY IN BLACK Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present BROADWAY IN BLACK
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

Back by popular demand ‚Äď from its world-premiere run during the summer of 2017 ‚Äď Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will present¬†‚ÄúBroadway in Black,‚ÄĚ updated for 2022. In this musical revue created and adapted by WBTT Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, WBTT will salute Broadway musicals with songs that span decades and a wide variety of musical styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

SCOTT COULTER'S GIVE MY REGARDS...A COMPETITION LIKE NO OTHER! Launches Second Year Photo SCOTT COULTER'S GIVE MY REGARDS...A COMPETITION LIKE NO OTHER! Launches Second Year
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 23, 2022

After a successful first showing, Scott Coulter's singing competition returns for another year.

World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON S Photo World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2021

For the first time ever, Ronald Rand allows us to enter into his two-hour transformation as he embodies 79-year-old Harold Clurman, the 'Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' as he brings him to life in his world-acclaimed solo play, LET IT BE ART! performing in 25 countries and twenty states.

Ben Vereen. Videos

VIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford Perform the Opening Sequence of B POSITIVE VideoVIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford Perform the Opening Sequence of B POSITIVE
by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2021

CBS has released the new main titles for its original series B POSITIVE, performed by Annaleigh Ashford. The series also features Linda Lavin, Jane Seymour, Ben Vereen, and Priscilla Lopez. Watch the new video now!

VIDEO Special: Broadway Celebrates the Legacy of the Late, Great Ann Reinking VideoVIDEO Special: Broadway Celebrates the Legacy of the Late, Great Ann Reinking
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 23, 2021

Just last month, Broadway lost one of its brightest stars in Ann Reinking, who sadly passed away at the age of 71. Ann, or Annie and she was called by those closest to her, leaves behind a legacy of greatness. 'We've lost a big icon in our craft...' said her friend and colleague Chita Rivera. 'But somewhere there is a light that shines, and that light is Annie. Now she shines within us and we have to keep that alive. We have to talk about her and think about her.'

BWW Exclusive: Watch Ben Vereen Sing from THANKFUL: An Album for Jerad Bortz VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Ben Vereen Sing from THANKFUL: An Album for Jerad Bortz
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2020

Today, enjoy a conversation with the great Ben Vereen, who performs 'For Today' and click here to pre-order the album today!

BWW Flashback: Watch John Legend, Sara Bareilles & Brandon Victor Dixon Get Ready for VideoBWW Flashback: Watch John Legend, Sara Bareilles & Brandon Victor Dixon Get Ready for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 2018
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2020

Everything's alright, because we've got the buzz on what's a happenin' this weekend, and it's Jesus Christ Superstar. 

BWW TV: Meet the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards Nominees! VideoBWW TV: Meet the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards Nominees!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2019

Carrying the name of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the Chita Rivera Awards celebrate dance and choreographic excellence past, present and future. The mission of the awards is to honor the superb achievements of the nominees, and also to recognize the talent and passion of all theatrical choreographers and dancers. Additionally, through education and scholarships, the awards nurture future generations and preserve notable dance history.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Brings Its Magic To Bro VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Brings Its Magic To Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2019

On this day in 2013, Diane Paulus' high-flying revival of Stephen Schwartz PIPPIN opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theater!

VIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGO VideoVIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGO
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2019

This week, theatre legend Ben Verseen stopped in at the WBGO studio for a performance of 'What A Wonderful World'. Check out video of the song below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Skylight Music Theatre 's PIPPIN VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Skylight Music Theatre 's PIPPIN
by Alan Henry - Oct 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Skylight Music Theatre Artistic's Pippin, running September 21 through October 7 in Skylight's beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR VideoVIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7.

VIDEO: Broadway Stars from HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and Mo VideoVIDEO: Broadway Stars from HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and More Sing 'We Are the World'
by Julie Musbach - Jun 27, 2018

Yael Silver, Robin Carus and Van Dean today released ‚ÄúWe Are The World,‚ÄĚ a music video featuring an all-star roster of theater artists and calling for healing and unity in the world today. Participating artists include Christy Altomare, Kelli Barrett, Andrew Burns, Nikki Renee Daniels, Jordan Donica, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, Justin Guarini, Derek Klena, Jeff Kready, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Lesli Margherita, Constantine Maroulis, Bebe Neuwirth, Orfeh, George Psomas, Anthony Rapp, Courtney Reed, Chita Rivera, Kate Rockwell, Jarrod Spector, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ephraim Sykes, Jenna Ushkowitz and Ben Vereen.


Ben Vereen. Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ben Vereen. been in?
Ben Vereen. has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Ben Vereen. been in?
Ben Vereen. has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ben Vereen. been nominated for?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Pippin , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jesus Christ Superstar and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jesus Christ Superstar .

What awards has Ben Vereen. won?
Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Pippin, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jesus Christ Superstarand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jesus Christ Superstar.