Tony Nominee Ben Platt Discusses Universality of Dear Evan Hansen—and How to Sing and Cry

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The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg said the musical is “one of the most amazing Broadway shows I've ever seen.”

Ben Platt, a 2017 Tony nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his work in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, joined the women of The View June 1.

In her introduction, host Whoopi Goldberg said the new musical is “one of the most amazing Broadway shows I've ever seen,” adding that “this kid is extraordinary.”

Platt discussed the universality of the musical, which concerns an isolated high school student who becomes involved in an ever-growing web of lies. The young actor said that the show “points out there is nothing unique about [feeling alone or isolated]—that everybody feels, on some level, that way.”

He also explained how he manages to cry through much of the musical while still delivering the Tony-nominated score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Watch the interview above.

Platt, known for his work in the Pitch Perfect films, recently received The Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award, which goes to one artist a year and can only be won once in an artist’s lifetime. Platt is the youngest actor to have ever won the award.

Dear Evan Hansen plays the Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St. To purchase Dear Evan Hansen tickets, click here.

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