Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen performs a night of holiday favorites for both Hanukkah and Christmas, as well as songs from the Great American Songbook and Broadway classics, including numbers from Pippin (for which he won the Tony Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar, interspersed with loving and sometimes hilarious anecdotes about some of the Broadway greats he has worked with. The night winds its way through various autobiographically inspired segments, too.
In addition to his award-winning turn in Pippin, Vereen's Broadway career is studded with starring roles in Wicked, Hair, Fosse, I'm Not Rappaport, Jelly's Last Jam, The Prodigal Son, Sweet Charity, Chicago, A Christmas Carol, and many more. On the big screen, Vereen has and appeared in Funny Lady, All That Jazz, Idlewild, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, I'll Take You There, The Painting, I Want to Sing, and others. He most recently costarred with Chris Rock in Top Five and Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind. His memorable television roles include Chicken George in Roots and Louis Armstrong in Louis Armstrong — Chicago Style. He has also made guest appearances on How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent.