Children of the 1980s might remember him from his work as Mayor Ben on the children’s program “Zoobilee Zoo,” but Ben Vereen’s career is much richer than that.

The Tony Award-winning actor will be in Chattanooga March 8 at 2 p.m. to lead a select group of actors, singers and dancers in a performance master class. The performance is open to the public and will take place at the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theater at Memorial Auditorium. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Click here to purchase tickets.

“Wicked,” “Fosse,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “A Christmas Carol” are just a few of the Broadway shows Vereen has appeared in. He was awarded a Tony Award for his role in “Pippin” and an Emmy for his role as Chicken George in “Roots.”

The 68-year-old actor has also appeared in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Touched by an Angel” and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

The program is presented by ArtsBuild and the city of Chattanooga’s Department of Multicultural Affairs.