Ben Levi Ross will take on the title role in the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. The road production of the Tony Award-winning musical will kick off in October in Denver before going on to play of 50 U.S. cities.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“Ben has the instincts, humor, emotional transparency and vocal chops to perfectly introduce this extraordinary character to so many cities across America,” director Michael Greif said in a statement. “The creative team and I have been impressed with Ben since first meeting a year ago, and we’ve watched him develop as an understudy in our Broadway company into a great performer and interpreter of this remarkable role.”