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Ben Vereen on stage blowing smoke

Stage Name, aka

Birth Name

Ben Vereen

Benjamin Augustus Middleton

"King of Brooklyn"  

           Raised in Brooklyn as an adopted child. Beloved Broadway and Cabaret dancer /Actor /Singer has danced in numerous Broadway, Plays, Nightclubs and many television programs as well as numerous Films. His first real gig was in the off-broadway play "The Prodigal Son" in 1968. Will be most memorable in the films about Bob Fosse entitled "All That Jazz" and the hit T.V. series "Roots."

    Graduated from the New York's High School of the Performing Arts. Mr. Vereen has many credits to his name including the 1978 American Guild of Variety Artists " Entertainer of the Year and Song and Dance Star" and a Tony Awards for his role in 'Pippin' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' plus numerous others. 

   Mr. Vereen has danced / Performed in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, and Reno Stages as well as many Stages internationally such

As the London Palladium.Vereen is the godfather of R&B superstar "Usher" (Raymond).

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Laurenberg, No. Carolina October 10, 1946 Andrea Townsley Ben, Kabara, Malaika, Naja
    Nancy Bruner   

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Frug n/a n/a
Jazz Dance            
Tap Dance        

Night Clubs

Theaters, etc.

Stage

n/a 2002 - Booth Theater (NY) An Evening with Ben Vereen
  2004 - Kennedy Center (DC) Chicago (1999)
  Gershwin Theatre Fosse (2001)(Clip)
      London Palladium (An Evening With...) Golden Boy (1968)
        Grind (1982)
        Hair (1968)
          I'm Not Rappaport (2002)
          Jelly's Last Jam (1992)
          Jesus Christ Superstar (1971)
            Pippin (1972)(Clip)
          Prodigal Son, the (1965)
          Sweet Charity  
          Wicked (2005)

Video Clips (pop-up)

Films

Television

Publications

Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1969 - Sweet Charity (as Frug Dancer) 36th Annual Tony Awards n/a
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1971 - Gas-s-s-s 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977)  
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1975 - Funny Lady Bell Telephone Jubilee, the (1976)  
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1977 - Roots Ben Vereen - His Roots (1978) (Clip - commercial)  
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1979 - All That Jazz "Biography:" Ben Vereen  
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1981 - Buy and Cell Broadway: The American Musical  
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1982 - Sabine Fosse (2001)  
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1993 - Once Upon a Forest (Animated) Cheryl Ladd Special (1979) (Clip)  
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 1996 - Puss 'N Boots(Animated) Lost in London  
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 2001 - The Painting Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (1976)      
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 2006 - Idlewild (w/ Black Eyed Peas) Showtimes: Puss 'N Boots      
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 2007 - And Then Came Love Ringling Bros. Circus (Clowns 1986)      
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
2007 - Tapioca Rockette: A Holiday Tribute to Radio City Music Hall (1978)      
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window. 2007 - Mama, I Want to Sing! Roots      
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.   Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre      
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.   Carol Burnett Show (Clip)      
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.   Vaudeville (1997) Narrator      
Not Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.   Webster (Clip)      
    Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, ... and many more      

NOTE: also in a Video called "Chicago Style" (w/ Louis Armstrong and Red Buttons)