Tony Winner Vereen to Guest on "Grey's Anatomy"

By Andrew Gans
July 31, 2007

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen, who made his New York nightclub debut earlier this year, will make a guest appearance on "Grey's Anatomy" in the fall.

Vereen, according to his spokesperson, will play a burn victim on the hit ABC series. His appearance is currently scheduled for Oct. 4.

A star of stage and screen, Ben Vereen made his Broadway debut in Jesus Christ Superstar, earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance. He nabbed the Tony for his work in Bob Fosse's production of Pippin and has also starred on Broadway in Grind, Jelly's Last Jam and Fosse. The recent revival of I'm Not Rappaport marked Vereen's non-musical Broadway debut. Vereen was nominated for Emmy Awards for his performances in "Roots," "Intruders" and 1976's "The Bell Telephone Jubilee." He also received Golden Globe nominations for his work in "Funny Lady" and "Ellis Island."

Vereen was most recently back on Broadway as the Wizard in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked.

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