Song and Dance Legend Ben Vereen Graces Belleayre Stage
Highmount, NY – Song and dance legend Ben Vereen brings his one-of-a-kind show to the Belleayre Music Festival stage on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m.
A renonwed actor, singer and dancer the master showman will display his full-range talents at Belleayre during his one-man show, "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen."
Ben's performance is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.
Featuring hit songs such as "Defying Gravity," "Mr. Bojangles," "Something's Coming" and "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen" is a contemporary and timeless journey through the Broadway songbook.
After formally studying his craft and earning steady work on Broadway, Ben earned critical recognition for his dazzling performance as Judas Iscariot in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar." The following year, he was cast as the effervescent leading player in "Pippin," for which he won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In 1975, Ben starred with Barbra Streisand in "Funny Lady."
Ben was introduced to a more mainstream audience with his crafty portrayal of Chicken George in the landmark TV miniseries "Roots," receiving an Emmy nomination.
He has continued to dazzle audiences with his one-man show, displaying a crowd-pleasing array of song and dance talents, combined with a charismatic stage presence. Ben returned to Broadway this fall with an extended run at