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Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen

Keynote Speaker: Tony Award-Winning Entertainer

Ben Vereen Biography

Ben Vereen has performed in some of the most notable Broadway productions, television series, dramas and variety shows of our time including "Roots," the most successful mini series to date. He is currently filming a recurring character in the Chuck Lorre series "B Positive, and earlier this spring wrapped multiple episodes of "The Good Fight," playing Frederick Douglass. He performed his concert act for the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas in August, and has upcoming dates in Chicago, the Carolinas, and Las Vegas.

During the pandemic, Vereen has remained incredibly busy, supporting multiple organizations, especially the arts and The Actor’s Fund. Last Spring, he finished a very successful 8-week virtual masterclass series presented by Bay Street Theatre. Vereen performed in Times Square for the Juneteenth celebration and was featured in Town and Country. He recently appeared in the “It’s Showtime in NYC” commercial for the reopening of Broadway. Vereen had a recurring role in Amazon’s "Sneaky Pete" and filmed an episode of "Magnum PI" followed by multiple episodes of "Star" on Fox. He completed a sold-out concert tour in LA and San Diego to rave reviews.

Vereen was featured in The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Twentieth Century Fox directed by Kenny Ortega and co-starred with Chris Rock in Paramount Studios’ feature film Top Five and with Richard Gere in the film Time Out Of Mind. He is developing his one man show for Broadway written by Joe Calarco with music composed by Stephen Schwartz, probably the greatest contemporary composer of our time.

A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse’s Pippin, Vereen’s Broadway credits include: Wicked, I’m Not Rappaport, Chicago, Hair, Fosse, Jelly’s Last Jam, Jesus Christ Superstar, and A Christmas Carol. In 2010, Vereen completed a successful run in the world premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man, directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys at the McCarter Theatre.

Vereen continues to tour through the United States with his concert act Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen. The show ran a sold out run at New York City’s 54 Below. He has had endorsements for the pharmaceuticals Sanofi and Nova Nordisk for preventative and proactive measures for Diabetes. Ben is an active member of Americans for the Arts, the largest advocacy group of the Arts in America. He went to Washington DC and spoke before Congress defending the National Endowment for the Arts against the proposed budget cuts. He also attended the Democratic National Convention where he spoke to various senators, congressmen, governors on the arts and education and later sang “What the World Needs Now” on television in front of the approximately 50,000 delegates. Vereen was inducted as an honorary member into Phi Beta Sigma and continues to be an active member. Vereen speaks to his Fraternity Brother Victor Glover while on his space mission.

For his humanitarian contributions, he has received a number of awards including Israel’s Cultural and Humanitarian Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, an Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award and a Victory Award. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Arizona, Emerson College, and Columbia College in Chicago. He received an Achievement in Excellence Award from his alma mater, the High School of the Performing Arts. Vereen has also been inducted into The Theatre Hall of Fame, the Dance Hall of Fame, and has received various Emmy and Golden globe nominations. In, New York City he received the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award for Best Celebrity Male Vocalist. Vereen received the Career Achievement Award (Le Prix International Film Star Awards Organization). He is most proud of his ongoing work involving the Arts and Education, and providing the youth with arts programs across America. Last November, Vereen received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Gold Coast International Film Festival. He was recently honored as a living legend by The American Black Film Institute.

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Ben Vereen Speaking Topics

From Roots to Now

Ben Vereen, who played “Chicken George” in the iconic miniseries Roots, talks about history through the lens of shooting Roots as well as through the scope of where black history is today.

Holding On to Our Heritage

In schools today there is a lack of black history, claims Ben Vereen. Join him as he poses the question, “How do we hold on to our heritage?”

Black History in Youth

Vereen explores the past and the present, discussing the youth of the black history movement.

Learning to Live Again

Ben’s personal journey through recovering from a near fatal accident.

Additional Topics

  • Life Begins as a Senior Citizen

  • Substance Abuse

  • The Arts and Education

  • Diabetes: Taking Control & Living Your Life

  • Overcoming Adversity

  • Inspiring You to be All that You Are

  • The Art and Understanding of Physical and Occupational Therapy

  • A Journey to Broadway (with accompanist)

Ben Vereen Videos

Ben Vereen is Thinking Positive
Actor Ben Vereen uses star power to show support for Ukraine
Legendary entertainer Ben Vereen inspires at Vital Aging Conference

How to book Ben Vereen?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ben Vereen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ben Vereen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ben Vereen or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ben Vereen?

Booking fees for Ben Vereen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Vereen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ben Vereen?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Vereen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Vereen for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Vereen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Vereen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ben Vereen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Black Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Vereen for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Ben Vereen generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Hill Harper and Alfre Woodard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Vereen for an upcoming event.

Ben Vereen Speaking Topics

  • From Roots to Now

    Ben Vereen, who played “Chicken George” in the iconic miniseries Roots, talks about history through the lens of shooting Roots as well as through the scope of where black history is today.

  • Holding On to Our Heritage

    In schools today there is a lack of black history, claims Ben Vereen. Join him as he poses the question, “How do we hold on to our heritage?”

  • Black History in Youth

    Vereen explores the past and the present, discussing the youth of the black history movement.

  • Learning to Live Again

    Ben’s personal journey through recovering from a near fatal accident.

  • Additional Topics

    • Life Begins as a Senior Citizen

    • Substance Abuse

    • The Arts and Education

    • Diabetes: Taking Control & Living Your Life

    • Overcoming Adversity

    • Inspiring You to be All that You Are

    • The Art and Understanding of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    • A Journey to Broadway (with accompanist)

Ben Vereen Videos

Ben Vereen is Thinking Positive
Actor Ben Vereen uses star power to show support for Ukraine
Legendary entertainer Ben Vereen inspires at Vital Aging Conference
Ben Vereen - Breakfast of Hope 2017 - Northwest Kidney Centers
Arts Advocacy Day 2017: Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen News

How to book Ben Vereen?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ben Vereen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ben Vereen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ben Vereen or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ben Vereen?

Booking fees for Ben Vereen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Vereen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ben Vereen?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Vereen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Vereen for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Vereen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Vereen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Ben Vereen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Black Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Vereen for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Ben Vereen generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Hill Harper and Alfre Woodard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Vereen for an upcoming event.

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