Tony Winner Ben Platt Comments on His Dear Evan Hansen Successors Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch

Broadway News   Tony Winner Ben Platt Comments on His Dear Evan Hansen Successors Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch
 
Platt concludes his run in the Tony-winning musical in November.
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Ben Platt, who won a Tony Award June 11 for his emotional performance in the title role of the Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, will depart the production November 19; two young actors are on deck to take center stage at the Music Box Theatre.

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Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch
Noah Galvin and Taylor Trensch

Taylor Trensch, currently starring as Barnaby in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, will step into the role of Evan Hansen in mid-January 2018. Prior to Trensch's arrival, Noah Galvin, fresh off his performance in ABC’s The Real O’Neals, will play the role beginning November 21.

The ever-generous Platt, who recently filmed an appearance for the forthcoming NBC revival of Will & Grace, took to Twitter to comment on his successors:

“I've long prayed we'd see this bonafide GENIUS & friend bring his magic to Evan. I cannot wait to see @taytrensch in @DearEvanHansen,” he wrote. “But first, my dear, uncannily brilliant friend @Noahegalvin comes in for 2 months to bring heaven to our laughing guts and tear ducts.”

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Platt stars as Evan Hansen, a high school student whose well-meaning lie eventually overwhelms all around him. Co-star Rachel Bay Jones won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Tony for her work as Heidi, Evan's concerned mom. The cast also includes Laura Dreyfuss, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, Will Roland, and Kristolyn Lloyd.

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Dear Evan Hansen features a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Tony winner Steven Levenson, choreography by Danny Mefford, and direction by Tony nominee Michael Greif.

The production opened December 4, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre.

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