Dear Evan Hansen
Onstage vulnerability is nothing new to Ben Platt. From the summer of through the fall of , he trembled, sobbed and belted his way.del film per
The year-old made his mark on Hollywood, Broadway and beyond in , thanks in major part to his critically-acclaimed role in Dear Evan Hansen. He took home the award for Leading Actor in a Musical at the Tonys, reflecting on his journey from theatre-loving tot to a Broadway powerhouse in his acceptance speech. It's where I've found everything I've ever loved and where I belong. Fans will certainly miss Benji Applebaum and The Treble Tones, but a look back at Ben's career evolution is the perfect way to prep for Friday's big release. Destined for superstardom!
Benjamin Schiff Platt born September 24,  is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He began his career in theater as a child and has appeared in Broadway productions of The Music Man , The Book of Mormon — , and Dear Evan Hansen — , receiving multiple accolades for his performance as the title character in the latter, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. During his time at Columbia, he was a member of the campus a cappella musical group Nonsequitur. The show premiered at the Bank of America Theatre on December 19, , after a week of previews. He really leans into this part, throwing himself out there with the abandonment of youth". The film emerged as a major commercial success and received mostly positive reviews from critics. The show premiered on July 9, and closed August 23,
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to be made into a movie
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Broadway fans might wish Ben Platt could go on for forever in Dear Evan Hansen , but Sunday marks his final performance in the role that earned him a Tony Award. With Platt preparing to take the stage as the titular Evan Hansen for the last time, many fellow Broadway performers sent him well wishes via social media. Platt himself also tweeted a farewell message. I love you, Evan. You changed every part of my life.
Sources say Ben Platt , who originated the role and won a Tony for his performance, is in early talks to step back into his signature blue-striped shirt and arm cast for the movie. The story follows Hansen, a high schooler with social anxiety. The musical was nominated for nine Tonys and scored five, including best musical, best actor, best featured actress Rachel Bay Jones , and best score. It is currently on a nationwide tour that includes a stop in Los Angeles. Read Next. This story has been shared 13, times.
Grab some tissues: Dear Evan Hansen is getting the big-screen treatment. Though, reports of a film based on the Tony-winning musical shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. After all, the show has experienced a hugely successful run on Broadway, spawning a national tour, a soundtrack that debuted at No. Variety reports that Oscar- and Tony-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , who wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway smash, penned a deal with Universal Pictures, and playwright Steven Levenson, who took home the Tony for writing the musical's book, is working on the script. Meanwhile, The Perks of Being a Wallflower 's Stephen Chbosky — no stranger to complex stories about teens and mental illness — will direct. And, yes, Ben Platt is reportedly in talks to reprise his Tony-winning — seriously, Dear Evan Hansen took home so many Tonys — titular role. Now, if Platt is on board to once again don Evan's striped polo and incredibly sweaty, terribly itchy arm cast, then does that mean that Dear Evan Hansen will be a movie musical?