Friends of Annie: Ben Vereen

Welcome to our first blog edition of Friends of Annie! Since the announcement of the Ann Reinking Scholarship Program, we have been collecting quotes and stories from people who were close to Ann, from cast members and choreographers to dear friends. Our hope is that through the Friends of Annie Series, we can emphasize the impact Ann had on her community and create a living legacy of memories in her honor. Ben Vereen is one of many who was touched by Ann’s talents and spirit. Vereen is a Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer.

From Ann and Ben’s life-long relationship

A clip of Ben and Ann from All That Jazz (1979)

Listen to Ben Vereen discuss his personal connection with Ann below: