Ben Vereen Set for Black History Month Presentation at CCNY
Vereen will discuss blackface minstrelsy and his personal contribution to this controversial theatrical phenomenon. He will show a screening of his portrayal of Bert Williams, the early 20th Century vaudevillian as part of his presentation, which is sponsored by CCNY's Black Studies Program.
Vereen earned a Tony Award for his performance in Pippin. Among his other Broadway credits are Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Jelly's Last Jam, Grind, and I'm Not Rappaport.