JUST IN: Tony Award Winner Ben Platt to Guest Star on NBC's WILL & GRACE

JUST IN: Tony Award Winner Ben Platt to Guest Star on NBC's WILL & GRACE

JUST IN: Tony Award Winner Ben Platt to Guest Star on NBC's WILL & GRACE

Bringing the best of Broadway to primetime, NBC has cast Tony Award winner and Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt as a guest star on NBC's WILL & GRACE The episode will air on Thursday, October 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Platt won a Tony Award earlier this year for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in "Dear Evan Hansen," which captured the Tony for Best Musical. "Dear Evan Hansen" was a huge winner at the Tonys and won six awards in all. In addition to taking home the Tony, Ben also won the Drama League Award for distinguished Performance making him the youngest actor to have won the coveted award. Ben was awarded an Obie and Lucille Lortel Award as well as nominations for Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for his performance in the Off Broadway run. Prior to his award winning turn as Evan Hansen, Platt made his Broadway debut in the musical, "The Book of Mormon." On the big screen, Platt has co-starred in both "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2" as well as "Ricki and the Flash", "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" and the soon to be released "Drunk Parents."

ABOUT "WILL & GRACE" A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles in "Will & Grace" in a 16-episode event. In addition, at NBC's recent Television Critics Assn. day, the network also ordered a 13-episode second season. The legendary James Burrows, director of every original "Will & Grace" episode, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. Behold once again, from the minds of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, TV's wittiest ensemble ever. Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will write and executive produce. Tim Kaiser, Alex Herschlag, Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally also executive produce. James Burrows will direct and executive produce. "Will & Grace" is produced by Universal Television.

Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC

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