In celebration of the recent release of his debut solo album, Ben Platt appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
Platt, a Tony Award winner for Dear Evan Hansen, and Corden, a Tony Award winner for One Man Two Guvnors and former Tony host (as well as the upcoming 2019 Tony Awards host), decided to perform one of the late-night’s signatures with a “Soundtrack” sketch.
“We've got 12 songs, nine sets, and zero pressure,” said Corden, “this is Ben Platt in a ‘Soundtrack to a Bromance.’”
These sketches use multiple pop songs to hit the emotional beats of an archetypal storyline like the previous “Soundtrack to Growing Up” starring Anna Kendrick and Billy Eichner or the “Sountrack to a Love Story” starring Kendrick and Corden.
Here, Platt and Corden sing such songs as the Beach Boys’ “Wouldn't It be Nice,” Fun’s “We Are Young,” Vitamin C’s “Graduation,” Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” the theme from “9 to 5,” LMFAO’s “Shots,” Celine Dion’s “All By Myself,” Adele’s “Hello,” and The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
The Late Late Show has also released a Behind the Scenes special to show what it took to pull off the musical feat with Platt: