Ben Vereen has been cast in a recurring role opposite Yassir Lester and Adam Pally in Fox’s comedy series Making History.

Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie), and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (Family Guy), Making History follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. It’s described as a rollicking historical adventure and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world.

Vereen will play Dr. Theodore Anthony Cobell, n eminent professor in the college History Department and the vaunted mentor of Chris(Lester). Dr. Cobell tries to guide Chris down the path to tenure, and does not take it lightly when Chris starts neglecting his career in favor of Dan (Pally) and his time machine.

Vereen will next be seen as Dr. Everett von Scott in Fox’s TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and was recently cast in a co-starring role oppostie Giovanni Ribisi in Amazon’s Sneaky Pete. Vereen won a Tony award for his role in Pippin. He’ll be back on Broadway this fall in a new musical From Brooklyn to Broadway. Vereen is managed by Pamela Cooper at The Cooper Company.