Ben Levi Ross will take on the title role in the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. The road production of the Tony Award-winning musical will kick off in October in Denver before going on to play of 50 U.S. cities.
The actor made his Broadway debut in the Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson musical, covering the roles of Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy, and Jared Kleinman.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“Ben has the instincts, humor, emotional transparency and vocal chops to perfectly introduce this extraordinary character to so many cities across America,” director Michael Greif said in a statement. “The creative team and I have been impressed with Ben since first meeting a year ago, and we’ve watched him develop as an understudy in our Broadway company into a great performer and interpreter of this remarkable role.”