Gotlieb Center Welcomes Broadway Legend Ben Vereen
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Broadway legend and civil rights activist Ben Vereen for a reception and talk on his life and career on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 PM.
Vereen, a Tony Award-winner is most often remembered for his performance in Bob Fosse’s Pippin. He has gone on to solidify his place among Broadway royalty with starring roles in such productions as Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, and I’m Not Rappaport. He has shown great versatility and creativity, performing countless one-man shows in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.
A legend not only on stage but also on screen, Vereen is best known for his iconic role as Chicken George in the groundbreaking television miniseries Roots. Recently, he guest-starred on Grey’s Anatomy, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He had a recurring role on the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and has appeared on Webster, OZ, Touched by an Angel, The Nanny, Star Trek – The Next Generation, The Jamie Fox Show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and many others. Vereen has been in several films including Sweet Charity, All That Jazz, Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Idlewild.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union.