Jordan Fisher, who made his Broadway debut in 2016 as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Hamilton, returned to the Great White Way January 28, stepping into the title role in Dear Evan Hansen. The actor, succeeding Andrew Barth Feldman in the Tony Award-winning musical, will play a 16-week enagement at the Music Box Theatre.
To commemorate Fisher’s opening, the actor was joined by family and friends for a post-show celebration at Sardi’s February 2.
“Evan Hansen is a 16-course meal for an actor. The complexity of this boy is akin to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in my opinion,” Fisher, who was also seen in Fox’s Rent, said in a recent statement. “I doubt I’ll ever forget the first time I sat in the Music Box to see it, and the idea of being a part of that memory for others is mind-blowing. I’m so honored to join this amazing company.”
The current Broadway cast also features Jessica Phillips as Heidi Hansen, Gabrielle Carrubba as Zoe Murphy, Christiane Noll as Cynthia Murphy, Jared Goldsmith as Jared Kleinman, Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck, Dan Macke as Connor Murphy, Ivan Hernandez as Larry Murphy, and Zachary Noah Piser as the Evan alternate.
The musical also features choreography by Danny Mefford, scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations, and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. Ben Cohn is the associate music supervisor. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Casting is by Xavier Rubiano of Tara Rubin Casting.