Ben Vereen

D.O.B: Oct 10, 1946 |  Dade County, Florida, USA

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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 countrys artistic legacy.

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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 countrys artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. The theater 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 appeared in Wicked, Fosse, Im Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin,Grind, Jellys 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 (AGVA). He also earned a coveted spot in the Casino Legends Hall of Fame. Ben and his band are currently touring his one man shows, Ben Sings a Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.