In the title role of “Dear Evan Hansen,” Ben Platt has won a series of theatrical accolades, including the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, that have made him a household name. Now, the 23-year-old actor is planning his next steps.
Platt took to Twitter today to confirm that his last performance in the Broadway production of “Dear Evan Hansen,” which has a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, will be November 19.
2 readings, 2 workshops, 3 productions and almost 4 years- hard to fathom that’s it’s nearly time to say goodbye to Evan and my DEH family. https://t.co/2Pnx0HmILR— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) August 15, 2017
While he has over three months left to say goodbye to the career-making role — and his fans have three months to scrimp, save, and pray for tickets — start your mourning early with these three peeks at his astonishing performance.
1) “Waving Through a Window” on Late Night With Seth Meyers
2)”Only Us” with Laura Dreyfuss on TODAY
This clip begins with a brief interview of Platt and Dreyfuss. To skip straight to the song, start at the 1:30 mark.