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Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson

Dec 30, 2019

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)


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!


A talented Broadway performer-entertainer!

See my VIDEO interview with RANDY RAINBOW at


Ben Vereen tells a major story about his family!

Watch him tell me at


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Enjoy these extra treats:

Ben Vereen's video Q&A -

Behind-the-scenes photos -


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Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.

Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons