Broadway producer Stacey Mindich is attached to the contemporary musical.
Here's how it's billed: "A letter, a lie, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to find out what it really means to belong... Dear Evan Hansen is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need—friends, family and a place to call home."
"I couldn't be more excited to be a part of this very special piece," Platt said in a statement. "Benj, Justin, Steven and Michael have created a bold, moving and completely original modern musical. It’s an honor and a dream come true to lead this cast, and a gift to be portraying Evan Hansen, such a beautifully complicated and exceedingly human character. I can’t wait for the world to see it."
Listen to a clip of Platt singing a song from the show, titled "Waving Through a Window":
Pasek and Paul earned a Tony Award nomination for their first Broadway score, A Christmas Story (2012).