Following its world premiere at Arena Stage and an Off-Broadway run at Second Stage, the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre December 4, 2016. Directed by Michael Greif, the show earned nine Tony Award nominations, winning six including Best Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt’s performance in the title role as well as Best Musical.
Featuring music by Justin Paul, lyrics by Benj Pasek, and book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a high school student who has felt invisible his entire life. When a tragic event shocks the community and thrusts him into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy, Evan is given the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to be somebody else.
In addition to Platt as Evan Hansen, the original cast starred Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe Murphy, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi Hansen, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia Murphy, Mike Faist as Connor Murphy, Michael Park as Larry Murphy (John Dossett assumed the role in the Second Stage Theater production), Kristolyn Lloyd as Alana Beck, and Will Roland as Jared Kleinman.
The production features choreography by Danny Mefford, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, projection design by Peter Nigrini, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg with stage management by Judith Schoenfeld, Michael McGoff, Danielle Buccino. For the complete cast and creative team, visit PlaybillVault.com/DearEvanHansen.