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.