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Ben Platt

Also Credited As: Benjamin Platt
 
Bio:
Benjamin Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He made his Broadway debut in The Book of Mormon and later starred in Dear Evan Hansen, receiving multiple accolades for his performance as the title character, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.[2] Platt's film ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Benjamin Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He made his Broadway debut in The Book of Mormon and later starred in Dear Evan Hansen, receiving multiple accolades for his performance as the title character, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.[2] Platt's film ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Evan Hansen
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Evan Hansen
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016
Dickon
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Arena Stage World Premiere Production, 2015
Evan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Elder Cunningham [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Evan Hansen

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Evan Hansen

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016
Dickon

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Arena Stage World Premiere Production, 2015
Evan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Elder Cunningham [Replacement]

Ben Platt Biography

Benjamin Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He made his Broadway debut in The Book of Mormon and later starred in Dear Evan Hansen, receiving multiple accolades for his performance as the title character, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.[2]

Platt's film credits include Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Ricki and the Flash, Run This Town, and Drunk Parents. Since 2019, he has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor ‚Äď Television Series Musical or Comedy.

In 2017, Platt signed with Atlantic Records and released his album, Sing to Me Instead. In May 2020, a concert film, titled Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall, debuted on Netflix.

Platt will reprise his role as Evan Hansen in the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hanson. It will be released on September 24, 2021.


Ben Platt Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Ben Platt News

Chadwick Johnson to Celebrate New Album UNBREAKABLE With Debut Concert at Chelsea Tab Photo Chadwick Johnson to Celebrate New Album UNBREAKABLE With Debut Concert at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

Chadwick Johnson will return to NYC to celebrate the release of his brand new album,¬†‚ÄúUnbreakable,‚ÄĚ in his debut concert at¬†CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE¬†on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7pm.¬†

Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRA Photo Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 

Photos: Peacock Shares First Look at PITCH PERFECT Spinoff Series With Adam Devine &  Photo Photos: Peacock Shares First Look at PITCH PERFECT Spinoff Series With Adam Devine & Sarah Hyland
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

Peacock has shared a first look at their new Pitch Perfect spinoff series, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin. Joining Adam Devine in the new series is Broadway alum Sarah Hyland, plus Flula Borg, Lera Abova, and Jameela Jamil.
 Check out first-look photos from the upcoming series now!

Interview: Ben Platt Talks 'Reverie' Tour & Performing After the Pandemic Photo Interview: Ben Platt Talks 'Reverie' Tour & Performing After the Pandemic
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with Platt to discuss what audiences can expect from the new tour, the difference between performing for concert audiences opposed to musical theatre audiences, and what he's most looking forward to when taking on the role of Leo Frank in the upcoming City Center production of Parade.

Review: THE REVERIE TOUR BEN PLATT WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALY & AJ at Target Center Photo Review: THE REVERIE TOUR BEN PLATT WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALY & AJ at Target Center
by Jared Fessler - Sep 23, 2022

What did our critic think of THE REVERIE TOUR BEN PLATT WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALY & AJ at Target Center?

Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Photo Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Johnny Berchtold will join the cast of the New York Premiere production of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL (2ST’s Grand Horizons and Make Believe), directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER (The Band’s Visit, 2ST’s Man from Nebraska) at Second Stage Theater.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Plays Final Broadway Performance Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN Plays Final Broadway Performance
by Team BWW - Sep 18, 2022

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, September 18, 2022, almost six years after it opened at the Music Box Theatre.

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023 Photo Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will begin previews on March 15, 2023 and will officially open on April 10, 2023 at Second Stage’s Off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater. The limited 8-week run will play through Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Feature: Chadwick Johnson To Release and Perform His Newest Album UNBREAKABLE at The  Photo Feature: Chadwick Johnson To Release and Perform His Newest Album UNBREAKABLE at The Space Las Vegas.
by Debbie Hall - Sep 12, 2022

Singer and songwriter Chadwick Johnson will release his newest album, Unbreakable showcasing twelve captivating new songs and one cover at The Space Las Vegas on Sept. 16.

Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE A Photo Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton. The production will star Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon and more.

Ben Platt Videos

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt & More Honor Former Drama Teacher Ted Walch VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt & More Honor Former Drama Teacher Ted Walch
by Michael Major - Aug 31, 2022

Ted Walch, the drama teacher at Harvard-Westlake School in California, was honored by stars like Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein, and more as he retires from his position. Other talents that have been taught by Walch include Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Jason Segel, Jessica Capshaw, and more. Watch a video from the TODAY Show now!

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'She Used to Be Mine' with Nicolina on AMERICAN IDOL VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'She Used to Be Mine' with Nicolina on AMERICAN IDOL
by Michael Major - May 23, 2022

Sara Bareilles joined American Idol contestant Nicolina on stage during the show's season 20 finale for a performance of 'She Used to Be Mine' from Waitress. Nicolina, a Toronto native, auditioned for the series with 'She Used to Be Mine,' which landed her a spot in Hollywood after all three judges voted 'yes.'

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Ben Platt Perform 'Grow As We Go' on AMERICAN IDOL VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Ben Platt Perform 'Grow As We Go' on AMERICAN IDOL
by Michael Major - May 23, 2022

Watch as Sara Bareilles and Ben Platt take to the stage on the season 20 finale of American Idol to perform their latest duet, 'Grow As We Go.' The track was originally featured on Platt's 2019 album, 'Sing to Me Instead' and was re-released on Friday with the addition of Bareilles' vocals.

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt & Leslie Odom Jr. Sing Sondheim For th VideoVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt & Leslie Odom Jr. Sing Sondheim For the GRAMMYs In Memoriam
by Michael Major - Apr 4, 2022

Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Zegler, Ben Platt, and Leslie Odom Jr. took to the stage at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards to sing the music of Stephen Sondheim for the In Memoriam. The medley performance included 'Not a Day Goes By,' 'Send in the Clowns,' and 'Somewhere.' Watch the complete performance now!

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Sing 'Waving Through A Window' in a New Lyric Video from DEAR  VideoVIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Sing 'Waving Through A Window' in a New Lyric Video from DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2021

Watch Ben Platt perform 'Waving Through a Window' in a new lyric video from Dear Evan Hansen, featuring new clips from the film adaption of the hit Broadway musical!

VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Talks FUNNY GIRL Revival on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan VideoVIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Talks FUNNY GIRL Revival on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan
by Michael Major - Oct 11, 2021

Watch Beanie Feldstein's appearance on LIVE! With Kelly and Ryan as she talks about her upcoming role in Funny Girl, her friendship with Ben Platt, and playing Monica Lewinsky in American Crime Story: Impeachment.

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform ' You Will Be Found' on BBC's STRICTLY COME DANCING VideoVIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform ' You Will Be Found' on BBC's STRICTLY COME DANCING
by Michael Major - Oct 11, 2021

Platt sang 'You Will Be Found' from the new film adaption of Dear Evan Hansen, which will soon hit theaters in the UK. Watch the performance here.

VIDEO: Julianne Moore and Amy Adams Talk 'Parent Perspective' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fil VideoVIDEO: Julianne Moore and Amy Adams Talk 'Parent Perspective' in DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen stars Julianne Moore and Amy Adams open up about how their experiences as parents affected their performances in the new film adaption of Dear Evan Hansen in this new featurette.

VIDEO: Amandla Stenberg Talks Co-Writing a Song For DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More! VideoVIDEO: Amandla Stenberg Talks Co-Writing a Song For DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2021

Amandla Stenberg appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to talk about the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen movie, and more.

VIDEO: Amy Adams Talks ENCHANTED Sequel and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film VideoVIDEO: Amy Adams Talks ENCHANTED Sequel and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

Adams spoke to Jimmy Fallon about the Enchanted sequel with Maya Rudolph, filming the Dear Evan Hansen movie, and making her West End debut in The Glass Menagerie.


Ben Platt Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ben Platt been in?
Ben Platt has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Ben Platt been in?
Ben Platt has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ben Platt been nominated for?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (The Lortels) for Dear Evan Hansen , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen .

What awards has Ben Platt won?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical (The Lortels) for Dear Evan Hansenand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen.