Watch: Dear Evan Hansen’s Mike Faist Shares the Importance of Theatre

Tony Awards   Watch: Dear Evan Hansen’s Mike Faist Shares the Importance of Theatre On the Tony Awards Red Carpet, the Tony nominee explains what makes theatre special to him.

On June 11, Dear Evan Hansen star Mike Faist walked the red carpet as a Tony nominee for Featured Actor in a Musical. Hours later, he walked away part of the Tony-winning Best Musical.

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The 25-year-old actor was thrilled to be at his first Tony Awards celebrating Broadway and theatre.

“It’s a place where we as humans can come together and learn truths in a healthy way and cope and deal, and we can examine human behavior and know why we are the way we are,” said Faist of the importance of theatre. “[There’s] something special about that.”

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Watch Playbill’s exclusive Live From the Tony Awards Red Carpet special, including extended talks with Faist, Ben Platt, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and more:

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