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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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.”
It fills my ❤️ with gratitude & pride to see these singular human beings and talents will carry on the Evan legacy. How lucky are we. (3/3)— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) August 22, 2017
The production opened December 4, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre.