31 Jul 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.
"Grey's Anatomy" airs Thursdays on ABC-TV at 9 PM ET; check local listings. Visit http://abc.go.com/primetime/greysanatomy for more information.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.