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 Wicked, Grind, Jelly's Last Jam and Fosse. ***
At left: Ben Vereen celebrates the opening night of his cabaret act, An Intimate Evening with Ben Vereen.
Below: Ben Vereen and former schoolmate/ Broadway dancer Michele Simmons at Vereen's opening cabaret performance at Feinstein's at the Regency.
photos by Aubrey Reuben