Icon alert! Ben Vereen. The ultimate Tony Award-winning entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, advocate and life philosophizer (yes he sure is, you'll discover why during this podcast!) and I sit down for a deep dive with insights, laughs and poignancy. You'll hear Ben get into: being plucked off the streets of Brooklyn transforming into a star his famous teachers and mentors, like Bob Fosse and Langston Hughes life philosophies how he developed a sense of style leaving high school getting married at age 17 getting evicted finding out a BIG secret about his parents his major, life-changing car accident losing his 16-year-old daughter how he and his wife coped with the loss his thoughts on life and how he keeps moving forward what he hopes to pass along to others singing! You know Ben from: Pippin All That Jazz Hair Wicked Fosse Jelly's Last Jam I'm Not Rappaport Jesus Christ Superstar Roots Magnum PI Grey's Anatomy How I Met Your Mother The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Bull Sneaky Pete The Rocky Horror Picture Show An Evening with Ben Vereen (get tickets here) IN THE MEANTIME... A show! Let me know (like, right now!) if you want a ticket to my LIVE SHOW with MICHAEL IMPERIOLI. Seating is super limited, so I can't promise, but lmk! email@example.com // A talented Broadway performer-entertainer! See my VIDEO interview with RANDY RAINBOW at YouTube.com/reallyfamous. // Ben Vereen tells a major story about his family! Watch him tell me at YouTube.com/reallyfamous. // CONNECT with me here: Insider news - ReallyFamousPodcast.com/contact Instagram - @karamayerrobinson Facebook - @karamayerrobinson Twitter - @kara1to1 // Enjoy these extra treats: Ben Vereen's video Q&A - YouTube.com/reallyfamous Behind-the-scenes photos - ReallyFamousPodcast.com # Donate $1 or $3 or $10 to Really Famous and get a shout-out from me on the show: Patreon.com/reallyfamous or ReallyFamousPodcast.com/donate # Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson. Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons
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