Ben Platt, star of “Dear Evan Hansen” and, probably, a lot of your daydreams, won a Tony on Sunday night. But is it possible he won more than just the most highly coveted accolade to which a spry, young theater kid can aspire?
Hear me out: is it possible that Ben Platt didn’t just win a Tony last night but also laid claim to title of “Nicest Jewish Boy in All The Land?” The internet seems to think so.
My Grandma is CONVINCED she’s found my soulmate….Tony Award winner @BenSPLATT. “Micayla he’s a nice Jewish boy! Go gotta go for it!”😂❤️— Micayla (@MicaylaZee) June 13, 2017
@BenSPLATT will you be the nice Jewish boy that I can bring home to my very Jewish grandmother pls— Alyssa Kriss (@AlyssaKrissa) June 13, 2017
Ben Platt is such a nice Jewish boy the first thing he did when they said his name was hug his mother.— Kayla Matters (@kaylamatterss) June 12, 2017
A NICE JEWISH BOY (@BenSPLATT) IS THE JESUS OF BROADWAY— Melissa (@Melissinthecity) June 12, 2017
So, is there a Jewish boy out there nicer than Benjamin Platt? The world is a big place – we may never know. For now, though, it wouldn’t hurt to hit that “refresh” button on your homepage and buy a ticket to New York City. After all, the world isn’t so big that you can’t hop a plane to steal the heart of the man destined to be your husband.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott