Mallory Bechtel makes her Broadway debut in the Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre beginning July 31.
Bechtel steps into the role of Zoe Murphy, succeeding Laura Dreyfuss, who played her final performance July 15. (Olivia Puckett played the role from July 17 to July 29.)
Houston-based Bechtel is a 2018 high school graduate who has relocated to New York to continue her studies. She can be seen in the A24 hit Hereditary and appeared in a recent episode of Law & Order: SVU.
Dear Evan Hansen features a score by the Tony- and Oscar-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, A Christmas Story), a book by Tony winner Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex), choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home), and direction by multiple Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then).
As previously announced, Lisa Brescia will take on the role of Heidi Hansen beginning August 7; she will succeed Rachel Bay Jones, who earned a Tony Award for originating the part. Jones will take her final bow at the Music Box Theatre August 5.