With this being Ben Levi Ross’s last performance on tour this weekend and Stephen Christopher Anthony taking over, I am wondering for those who have seen different ones what is your opinion on who are the top Evans (vocally/acting)?
I personally really enjoyed Andrew Barth Feldman's Evan. While he didn't have the smoothest voice, his acting was impeccable, and at such a young age, he was extraordinarily talented. I've also heard that Michael Lee Brown is an excellent Evan.
I saw the final show of the LA stop of the tour and Ben Levi Ross was devastating. I don’t expect to ever see anyone match him.
I have seen Taylor Trensch and Stephen Christopher Anthony. I enjoyed both performances but Anthony's acting made a more profound impact on me!
Andrew Barth Feldman's performance has been my favorite
Ben Platt of course. He created the part, embodied him entirely, and won the Tony. No contest.
Ben Platt. By far the most emotionally intense Evan I've seen. To this day I don't know how he managed to do that night after night off Broadway, out of town, and then a year on B'way.
He didn't do the role 8 shows a week half that year.
I’ve only seen Ben Platt and Ben Levi Ross. Ben Platt’s vocals and acting were simply amazing. I tried to get my husband to see it again when the tour came to Atlanta, but he said he didn’t want to go because he couldn’t imagine any performance being better than that one. So I took a friend instead and was wondering if I would like it as much. Ben Levi Ross exceeded my expectations and made me so happy I had gone to see it again. One lady was bawling so much at the end, she couldn’t physically get out of her seat to leave the theatre.
EllieRose2 said: "He didn't do the role 8 shows a week half that year."They said he did it night after night. So you can skip matinees and still do something night after night...
I saw Ben Levi Ross on tour and Ben Platt on Broadway. To me, Ben Platt's performance was peerless and I've never seen anything like it. There were moments in his performance that were mind boggling to me. That said, there are like 6-7 Evans I haven't seen, so I don't know for sure.
I know this will be an unpopular opinion, but I felt Ben Platt overacted to the point that it took away from the experience. There wasn't a genuine moment in his entire performance. His mannerisms were so affected, and you could see him working himself up to cry. At one point he was straining so hard to shed a tear that the veins in his face and neck were bulging and he was so red I actually felt concerned that he would collapse. It really made me dislike the show, and while everyone around me was sobbing, I was incredulous, and wondering what was wrong with me that I wasn't moved. At. All.Then I saw Andrew Barth Feldman. It was a completely different experience. His performance was intense, yes, but effortless and so genuine. The tears rolled down his face, and the rolled down my face, too. After seeing him, I finally understood why everyone was so in love with Dear Evan Hansen. I can't imagine a better Evan than Andrew.
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