PHOTO CALL: Ben Vereen Honored With Tony's di Napoli Portrait

News   PHOTO CALL: Ben Vereen Honored With Tony's di Napoli Portrait
 
Ben Vereen, the Tony Award-winning song-and-dance man of Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar and Wicked, was honored with a portrait on the Tony's di Napoli Broadway "Wall of Fame" on Feb. 18. The unveiling coincided with the release of his new CD.

Bob Freed and Rich Bomberowitch produce the album that highlights Vereen's stage career and includes a variety of American standards.

Vereen offered a Feb. 18 Town Hall concert to mark the occasion. Following the performance, his new portrait was unveiled at the popular midtown eatery.

 

Here is a look at the evening:


 

The track list for "Steppin' Out Live" follows:

"With a Song In My Heart"
"Getting To Know You"
"Corner Of The Sky"/"Aquarius"/"Hair"/"Jesus Christ Superstar"/"I Don't Know How To Love Him"
"Defying Gravity"
"Frank Sinatra Medley" ("It Was A Very Good Year"/"I've Got You Under My Skin"/ "The Lady Is A Tramp"/"Come Fly With Me"/"My Kind Of Town, My Way")
"Once In A Lifetime"
"I Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do"
"That Old Black Magic"
"My Funny Valentine"
"Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered"
"Mr. Bojangles"

Read Playbill.com's Brief Encounter with Vereen here.

A Tony Award winner for his role in Pippin, Vereen has also appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and I'm Not Rappaport. He was also featured in the television miniseries "Roots."

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