A unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring popular songs such as "Defying Gravity", "Mr. Bojangles", "Something's Coming" and "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", An Evening With Ben Vereen is a contemporary and timeless journey through the Broadway songbook.
A Tony Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, Ben has gone on to solidify his place among Broadway royalty, with starring roles in such Broadway productions as Wicked, Fosse, Jelly's Last Jam, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and I'm Not Rappaport.
Ben, legend of the stage and screen, is perhaps best known for his iconic role as Chicken George in the groundbreaking television miniseries ROOTS. Recently, Ben has guest starred on the television shows Grey's Anatomy (Prism Award),Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and appeared in the Emmy-nominated made for TV movie An Accidental Friendship for which he won an NAACP nomination. His memorable film credits include All That Jazz, Sweet Charity and Funny Lady (Golden Globe nomination).
In addition, Ben continues to be the spokesman for the leading pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis U.S., leading a proactive and preventive campaign for those living with diabetes. Tickets at $50 and $65 are available by calling the McCarter Ticket Office at (609) 258-2787; visit online at http://www.mccarter.org; or in person at 91 University Place, Princeton.