Happy Birthday to Song and Dance Legend Ben Vereen

Photo Features   Happy Birthday to Song and Dance Legend Ben Vereen
 
Tony Award winner Ben Vereen celebrates his birthday October 10.
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Ben Vereen, who was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2011, is universally known and respected for his musical, dramatic and comedic roles on stage, film, and television. His TV credits include the miniseries A.D. and Alex Haley's Roots; plus Tenspeed and Brownshoe; Webster; Zoobilee Zoo; Silk Stalkings; and Louis Armstrong: Chicago Style.

Vereen won the 1973 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role of the Leading Player in Pippin. Other Broadway appearances include Hair; Jesus Christ Superstar; Grind; Jelly’s Last Jam; Fosse; I’m Not Rappaport; and Wicked. He started his stage career in the Off-Broadway musical The Prodigal Son.

Flip through photos of his career highlights below:

His film credits include Sweet Charity; Funny Lady; All That Jazz; Buy and Cell; Mama, I Want To Sing!; and the documentary Broadway: The Next Generation.

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