VIDEO: Ben Platt Performs 'Older' and 'Grow As We Go' From New Album on TODAY
Ben Platt stopped by TODAY to discuss about his new album, "Sing To Me Instead" which was released today! Platt talked with Hoda Kotb about how he warms up his vocals with hand warmers!
Platt spoke about his first solo album saying, "This is the first time I've really put myself out there as me, as a human being...and to see people are connecting with that and feeling like they can commiserate is the greatest gift."
Platt also performed two songs off of the album, "Older" and Grow As We Go"!
Watch the interviews and performances below!
In 2017, Platt had announced that he signed to Atlantic Records when he told Billboard that, "I am beyond proud to be joining the Atlantic family, amongst a roster of legendary artists. It has been a longtime dream to create original music; I am so excited to be working on this debut album and even more excited for the day I can share it with the world."
Ben Platt originated the title role in "Dear Evan Hansen" to critical acclaim (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations) and won the 2017 Tony Award for his Broadway performance. Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicagoproduction of "The Book of Mormon" and reprised the role on Broadway (dir. Trey Parkerand Casey Nicholaw). Film: Benji Applebaum in "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2," "Ricki and the Flash" (dir. Jonathan Demme), "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" (dir. Ang Lee), "Drunk Parents" (dir. Fred Wolf). National Tours: "Caroline, or Change" (directed by George C. Wolfe). Regional credits include "Dear Evan Hansen" (Arena Stage), "The Black Suits" (Barrington Stage Company), "The Power of Duff" (dir. Peter DuBois/New York Stage and Film), "Dead End" (dir. Nicholas Martin/Ahmanson Theatre), :The Music Man," "Mame," "Camelot," and "The Sound of Music" (dir. GorDon Hunt/Hollywood Bowl).
"This is the first time I've really put myself out there as me, as a human being...and to see people are connecting with that and feeling like they can commiserate is the greatest gift," @BenSPLATT talks the inspiration for his debut album 'Sing to me instead.' pic.twitter.com/9kYHfGpDS0- TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 29, 2019