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Benj Pasek

 
Bio:
Pasek & Paul's musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Pasek & Paul's musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway ... (read complete bio)

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Alex Lacamoire, Steven Levenson, Lisa Brescia, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Photo

Alex Lacamoire, Steven Levenson, Lisa Brescia, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

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Alex Lacamoire, Steven Levenson, Lisa Brescia, Benj Pasek and Michael Greif Photo

Alex Lacamoire, Steven Levenson, Lisa Brescia, Benj Pasek and Michael Greif

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Kevin Sobieski and Benj Pasek  Photo

Kevin Sobieski and Benj Pasek

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05/04/2022
Kevin Sobieski and Benj Pasek  Photo

Kevin Sobieski and Benj Pasek

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Benj Pasek and Alex Edelman Photo

Benj Pasek and Alex Edelman

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Music and Lyrics[Replacement]

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Benj Pasek Biography

Pasek & Paul's musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Edges. TV credits include "Smash," "Sesame Street," "Johnny and the Sprites."
Pasek and Paul created the song "Unlimited" for Old Navy's 2014 back-to-school campaign, which earned them a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. Upcoming film projects include La La Land (Lionsgate); The Greatest Showman (FOX); Trolls (Dreamworks Animation); Medusa (Sony Pictures Animation); Tom and Jerry Return to Oz (Warner Bros Animation). Honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, Jonathan Larson Award.
Both are B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

Benj Pasek Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Score Gold Star
Benj Pasek, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Benj Pasek, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Lyrics Gold Star
Benj Pasek, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway)
Benj Pasek, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Music
Benj Pasek, A Christmas Story, The Musical!
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Benj Pasek, A Christmas Story, The Musical
 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2011 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Benj Pasek

Benj Pasek News

Review: You Will Be Found at The Fisher Theatre's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Photo Review: You Will Be Found at The Fisher Theatre's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Emily Schenk - Oct 3, 2022

The six-time Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has finally arrived at The Fisher Theater in Detroit! The much anticipated national tour began in 2019 and nearly three years later Dear Evan Hansen is here for the first time in Detroit, running through October 9th. This show is a contemporary musical with songs written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Professionally known as Pasek and Paul, the duo has written songs for well-known movies such as La La Land and The Greatest Showman. Pasek and Paul met at our very own hometown favorite, the University of Michigan, and have since gone on to win critical acclaim and have swiftly become a fan favorite in the Broadway community.

TheaterWorksUSA to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF Theatre for Young Audiences Edition at Photo TheaterWorksUSA to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF Theatre for Young Audiences Edition at Five Angels Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

TheaterWorksUSA new, 60-minute production of The Lightning Thief: Theatre for Young Audiences Edition will perform in New York City before heading out on its quest around the country. Performing two shows only on October 1, 3 PM and 7 PM at Five Angels Theater.

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.

SPIRITED Movie Musical Starring Will Ferrell & Ryan Reynolds Sets November Premiere D Photo SPIRITED Movie Musical Starring Will Ferrell & Ryan Reynolds Sets November Premiere Dates
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022

The cast of the movie musical includes  Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, Octavia Spencer, Patrick Page, Sunita Mani, Loren Woods, Joe Tippett, Marlow Barkley, and Jen Tullock. The new film will feature music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, plus newcomers Sukari Jones, Khiyon Hursey and Mark Sonnenblick. Check out new behind the scenes photos now!

 Lottery Announced For DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Detroit Photo Lottery Announced For DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Detroit
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

 Dear Evan Hansen comes to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre September 27 – October 9, 2022. In advance of the start of performances, the production announced that it will host a digital ticket lottery offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.

Photos & Video: First Look at PETE THE CAT'S BIG HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE at TheaterWorksU Photo Photos & Video: First Look at PETE THE CAT'S BIG HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE at TheaterWorksUSA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Before its national tour, TheaterWorksUSA will debut their new family musical Pete the Cat's Big Hollywood Adventure at Five Angels Theater on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 PM. Get a first look at photos and videos from the production here!

Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes its Final Bows on Broadway Photo Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes its Final Bows on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 19, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical, played its final Broadway performance on September 18, 2022. Check out photos of the cast taking their final Broadway bows!

TheaterWorksUSA To Launch Los Angeles Hub With THE POUT-POUT FISH, September 22 Photo TheaterWorksUSA To Launch Los Angeles Hub With THE POUT-POUT FISH, September 22
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2022

TheaterWorksUSA's production of THE POUT-POUT FISH opens at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA on September 22.

TheaterWorksUSA To Launch Los Angeles Hub With THE POUT-POUT FISH This Month Photo TheaterWorksUSA To Launch Los Angeles Hub With THE POUT-POUT FISH This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

TheaterWorksUSA's production of THE POUT-POUT FISH will open at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, CA on September 22. Performances run through October 2, before the company takes off on a 3-month North American tour.

Disney's Rachel Zegler-Led SNOW WHITE Sets 2024 Release Date Photo Disney's Rachel Zegler-Led SNOW WHITE Sets 2024 Release Date
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2022

Rachel Zegler will be joined in the upcoming film by Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and Tony-winner Andrew Burnap as a new male lead character. Last week, Gadot and Zegler appeared at Disney's D23 Expo to give audiences a first look at the upcoming film. A release date was also set for Mufasa, a new prequel to The Lion King.

Benj Pasek Videos

VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN on CBS MORNINGS VideoVIDEO: Jordan Fisher Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2022

Jordan Fisher appeared on CBS Mornings this morning to discuss returning to Broadway in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen. The actor also touched on his own mental health struggles and how they allow him to connect to the role. Fisher also discussed his personal rules regarding social media and expecting a baby with his wife!

VIDEO: Watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Reopening Night Entrance Applause VideoVIDEO: Watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Reopening Night Entrance Applause
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

Broadway welcomed back fan-favorite Dear Evan Hansen back to the Music Box Theatre on December 10th.

VIDEO: Watch Jordan Fisher Perform 'Waving Through A Window' on THE VIEW VideoVIDEO: Watch Jordan Fisher Perform 'Waving Through A Window' on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2021

Jordan Fisher took to the stage on The View to perform 'Waving Through A Window', the hit song from Dear Evan Hansen. Fisher will return to star as Evan Hansen in the Tony-winning Broadway musical when the production reopens on Broadway. He was also seen in Hamilton on Broadway, Rent Live, and Grease Live.

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: 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.

VIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie VideoVIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021

See Ben Platt perform 'Waving Through A Window' in the final trailer for the new film adaption of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, starring Tony-winner Ben Platt. The film is out in theaters September 24.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and More on SiriusXM VideoVIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and More on SiriusXM
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021

Ben Platt appeared on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show yesterday to promote the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.


Benj Pasek Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Benj Pasek written?
Benj Pasek has written 3 shows including A Christmas Story, The Musical (Lyricist), Dogfight (Composer), Dear Evan Hansen (Music and Lyrics).

What awards has Benj Pasek been nominated for?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for A Christmas Story, The Musical! Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Story, The Musical and Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) .

What awards has Benj Pasek won?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Dear Evan Hansenand Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).