Ben Platt

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

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Broadway Revival Production, 2023
Leo Frank

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Evan Hansen

Second Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Evan Hansen

Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016

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

[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2012
Elder Cunningham

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Elder Cunningham [Replacement]

Ben Platt Movies

[2006]Red Riding Hood Boy Scout #1

[2012]Pitch Perfect Benji

[2015]Pitch Perfect 2 Benji

[2015]Ricki and the Flash Daniel

[2016]Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Josh

[2017]The Female Brain Joel

[2019]Run This Town Bram

[2019]Drunk Parents Jon Johnson

[2021]Dear Evan Hansen Evan Hansen

[2021]Broken Diamonds Scott

[2022]The People We Hate at the Wedding Paul

Ben Platt TV Shows

The Politician Payton Hobart

Ben Platt Videos

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THEATER CAMP se estrena en Disney +

Ya está disponible en Disney + la película musical THEATER CAMP, protagonizada por Ben Platt y Molly Gordon y dirigida por la propia Molly Gordon y Nick Lieberman.

Cynthia Erivo New Year's Eve Concert Special Coming to PBS With Ben Platt & Joaquina Kalukango

Cynthia Erivo, star of the stage and screen, invites you to ring in the New Year with a concert special coming to PBS. The upcoming Wicked star will be joined by friends Ben Platt and Joaquina Kalukango as they bring their powerful voices and favorite songs to the Kennedy Center. The special will include Broadway, Motown, R&B, Folk, and Soul.

Judith Light Joins Billy Crystal's Apple TV+ Series BEFORE

Judith Light is joining Billy Crystal in the cast of his upcoming Apple TV+ series, Before. Adam Bernstein will be directing the pilot episode from Paramount TV Studios. Written by Sarah Thorp, Before is a psychological thriller about a child psychiatrist, Eli (Crystal), who recently lost his wife, Lynn (Light).

APPROPRIATE Starring Sarah Paulson & More Extends on Broadway Through Early March

Second Stage Theater’s production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer, has extended three weeks. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Inside the Kennedy Center Honors, Honoring Billy Crystal, Renée Fleming, Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah, and Dionne Warwick

The 46th Kennedy Center Honorees Billy Crystal, Renée Fleming, Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah, and Dionne Warwick were celebrated in Washington, D.C., at the Honors Gala on December 3, 2023 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Review: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center

On November 16-18, 2023, Segerstrom Center for the Arts's Samueli Theater welcomed back FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, the hit Broadway-skewering parody show that pokes fun at the Great White Way. Aimed as a 'greatest hits' iteration, the show was a (mostly) funny 2-Act program, but a lot of its material proved surprisingly outdated and out-of-touch.

How Often Do Broadway Flops Return as a Hit?

This time, the reader question was: With Merrily We Roll Along back on Broadway as a hit, how many musicals are flops in their original Broadway production and then return as smashes?

Photos: Peppermint Honored at 21st Annual SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Benefit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) held their 21st Annual “Sing Out For Freedom” benefit concert. See photos!

Taylor Schilling, Gabby Beans & More to Star in THE APIARY at Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theater has unveiled the complete cast for its upcoming world premiere production of Kate Douglas’ THE APIARY, directed by Kate Whoriskey.

Michael Imperioli Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Emmy & SAG Award winner Michael Imperioli will make his Broadway debut opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. We have all the details on when the play will arrive, which theatre it will play, and more!

Listen to the 2024 Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album

Five new recordings have earned nominations for Best Musical Theatre Album at today's 2024 Grammy Awards, including: Kimberly Akimbo, Parade, Shucked, Some Like It Hot, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Listen to all of them here!

GRAMMYs Nominate SWEENEY TODD, PARADE & More For Best Musical Theatre Album

The nominations for the 2024 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album are out! Discover the nominees for Best Musical Theatre Album at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards, including SWEENEY TODD, PARADE, and more. Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and more were also nominated for GRAMMYS.

Metropolitan Opera Will Honor Stephen Schwartz at Gala, Featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Leslie Odom, Jr., and More!

The Met presents a special benefit concert in celebration of the 75th birthday of Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar and Grammy Award–winning composer of Broadway smash-hits Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin, and lyricist for beloved film classics Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and more.

Second Stage Theater to Present The Next Stage Festival Supporting Early Career Playwrights

Second Stage Theater will present its first ever NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Inside the Star-Studded After Party For WICKED's 20th Anniversary

Broadway's best gathered to celebrate Wicked's 20 epic years on Broadway on Monday night, a milestone that only three other shows have ever achieved.  BroadwayWorld was there for the big night, as well as the star-studded after party. Check out photos from the party here!

Two World Premiere Musicals & More Set for La Jolla Playhouse 2024/2025 Season

La Jolla Playhouse has unveiled its 2024/2025 season, featuring two world-premiere musicals. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Photos: See Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa & More on the Red Carpet at WICKED's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunite at the special WICKED 20th Anniversary Celebration. Get a look at the photos of the original Broadway stars on the red carpet!

Shoshana Bean Returning to The Apollo Theater for Annual Holiday Concert

The Broadway star will take the audience on a soul-filled musical joyride with her powerful vocals, magnetic stage presence and impeccable interpretations of holiday classics. Shoshana will be joined by her Arranger/Music Director David Cook, an extraordinary band and some very special guest stars who will be announced in the coming weeks.

Complete Cast Set for APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater Starring Elle Fanning, Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll & More

The complete cast has been revealed for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer at Second Stage Theater. 

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!


Ben Platt has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Ben Platt has not appeared in the West End

Ben Platt has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Parade," Best Leading Actor in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Dear Evan Hansen," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Dear Evan Hansen," Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical at The Lortels for "Dear Evan Hansen," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Dear Evan Hansen," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Dear Evan Hansen," and Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Dear Evan Hansen."

Ben Platt has won several awards for his role in the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen." He received the Best Leading Actor in a Musical award from the BroadwayWorld Awards, the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards, the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical award from The Lortels, and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical award from the Tony Awards.

Ben Platt's next show will be Parade which opens on 3/16/2023 on Broadway.

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