Ben Platt and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC's Today. The company, nominated in the category of Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, is the only Broadway show to be nominated in this category.
The 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held April 29.
The Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen performed on Today April 25, 2017, as part of the program’s Best of Broadway week. Watch the Emmy-nominated performance below:
Dear Evan Hansen, about one student's struggle for identity amidst the chaos of high school, features a score by the Oscar and Tony-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), a book by Tony winner Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex), choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home), and direction by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).
The new musical began performances at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway November 14, 2016, and opened to critical acclaim December 4. The production currently stars Hello, Dolly! alum Taylor Trensch as Evan Hansen, the role originated by Tony winner Platt.
Original cast members Laura Dreyfuss, Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tony nominee Mike Faist, Michael Park, and Will Roland are all currently still performing in the musical. Phoenix Best recently took over from original cast member Kristolyn Lloyd in the role of Alana.