Taylor Trensch, recently seen as Barnaby in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, officially took over the title role of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen February 6 at the Music Box Theatre. The actor succeeded Noah Galvin in the role created by Tony winner Ben Platt.
Critics have begun filing their reviews of Trensch's performance. Read them—in alphabetical order by publication—below.
Playbill will continue to update as reviews come in.
Trensch's previous Broadway credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Matilda, and Wicked.
On Wednesday and Saturday matinees, the role of Evan is performed by Michael Lee Brown.
Dear Evan Hansen features a score by the Tony- and Oscar-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 multiple Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).
Original cast members Laura Dreyfuss, Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tony nominee Mike Faist, Michael Park, and Will Roland have all extended their contracts and will remain with the musical through May. Kristolyn Lloyd is expected to depart this month.
In October 2017, Platt teamed up with Galvin and Trensch for a ’70s-inspired music video shot on the streets of New York City. Watch it below.