VIDEO: The Platt Brothers Sing Graduation Medley
Ben Platt, Henry Platt, and Jonah Platt delivered a beautiful mash-up of graduation-themed songs-during a televised, one-hour multimedia event, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.
The event, Hosted by XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation, and The Entertainment Industry Foundation highlighted real stories from high school seniors, educators, and families.
The winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as Evan Hansen in the smash hit, Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt also received a Grammy Award for his role on Atlantic's Dear Evan Hansen (original Broadway Cast Recording and a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for his part in the cast's powerful performance of "You Will Be Found" on NBC's Today. His rapidly growing body of work also includes memorable roles in the Tony Award-winning original Broadway production of The Book of Mormon and the blockbuster films, Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. Platt is currently teaming with director Richard Linklater for a the film version of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, to be filmed over the next 20 years and co-starring Beanie Feldstein and Blake Jenner. Last year he released his debut album, Sing to Me Instead. Platt will next be seen in the much anticipated second season of the acclaimed series, The Politician, premiering exclusively via Netflix this June.
Jonah Platt is a multi-platform creator and performer, working across many aspects of the entertainment industry. Recent directing credits include IAMA Theater Company's Broadway Backwards and the critically lauded production of DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD at The Blank Theater in LA, which was twice extended and awarded a Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Selection. He also directed and produced ONE NIGHT STAND: AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL, which performed completely improvised musicals around the world, including sold-out runs at Hollywood's Hudson Theater, the New York Musical Theater Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Some of Jonah's best known acting credits include "Fiyero" in Broadway's smash hit WICKED, "Jack" in the Lifetime film I'LL BE WATCHING opposite Janel Parrish, and most recently NBC's Emmy-winning JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: LIVE starring John Legend. He has worked on the writing staffs of several network TV comedies and is currently co-writing the stage musical adaptation of Lois Lowry's bestselling novel THE GIVER.