The Gotlieb Lecture with Award-Winning Actor, Dancer & Singer Ben Vereen

6:00 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Contact Name:
Christopher Gately
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. Ben Vereen, a Tony Award-winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, 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, Ben Vereen is best known for his iconic role as "Chicken George" in the groundbreaking television miniseries Roots. Recently, he guest-starred on the television shows Grey's Anatomy (which won him a Prism Award), Tyler Perry's House of Payne, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He also appeared in the Emmy-nominated made-for-TV movie An Accidental Friendship, for which he earned an NAACP nomination. Vereen also had a recurring role on the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Mr. Vereen 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. He has also been featured in such films as Sweet Charity, All That Jazz, Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Idlewild.