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Benjamin Platt

Also Credited As: Ben Platt
 
Bio:
Ben is thrilled beyond words to be making his Broadway debut, after originating the role of Elder Cunningham in the show's Chicago production (BroadwayWorld Chicago Award, Best Actor in a Touring Production). Platt made his onscreen debut as ‘Benji Applebaum’ in the smash hit Pitch ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ben is thrilled beyond words to be making his Broadway debut, after originating the role of Elder Cunningham in the show's Chicago production (BroadwayWorld Chicago Award, Best Actor in a Touring Production). Platt made his onscreen debut as ‘Benji Applebaum’ in the smash hit Pitch ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Tom of Warwick

Benjamin Platt Biography

Ben is thrilled beyond words to be making his Broadway debut, after originating the role of Elder Cunningham in the show's Chicago production (BroadwayWorld Chicago Award, Best Actor in a Touring Production). Platt made his onscreen debut as ‘Benji Applebaum’ in the smash hit Pitch Perfect (Teen Choice Award Nomination "Movie Scene Stealer") and will reprise his role in Pitch Perfect 2. Platt will also appear alongside Meryl Streep in the film Ricki and The Flash (dir. Jonathan Demme, Diablo Cody). National Tours: Caroline, or Change. Regional: The Black Suits (Barrington Stage), The Power of Duff (NYSF), Dead End (Ahmanson), The Music Man, Mame, Camelot, and The Sound of Music (Hollywood Bowl). Workshops/Readings: Murder at the Gates, Alice By Heart, Irma La Douce (dir. Rob Ashford), Bridges of Madison County




Benjamin Platt News

Ben Platt & Kristen Bell-Led THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING to be Released on Prim Photo Ben Platt & Kristen Bell-Led THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING to be Released on Prime Video in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022

The People We Hate at the Wedding, starring Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Karan Soni, Dustin Milligan, Tony Goldwyn, Isaach De Bankolé, Jorma Taccone, Julian Ovenden, and John Macmillan will be released on Prime Video on November 18, 2022. 

Ben Platt Joins FX Anthology Series THE PREMISE; See a First Look Image Here! Photo Ben Platt Joins FX Anthology Series THE PREMISE; See a First Look Image Here!
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2021

When a white, woke, twenty-something ally to social justice causes (Ben Platt) discovers video evidence of a disputed police incident in the background of his highly embarrassing sex tape, a savvy young lawyer (Ayo Edebiri) and her mentor (Tracee Ellis Ross) strategize.

BWW Exclusive: Say Bon Voyage to Ben Platt in this Clip From BROKEN DIAMONDS! Photo BWW Exclusive: Say Bon Voyage to Ben Platt in this Clip From BROKEN DIAMONDS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2021

In the wake of his father's death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he's forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BROKEN DIAMONDS, Starring Ben Platt & Lola Kirke Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BROKEN DIAMONDS, Starring Ben Platt & Lola Kirke
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

In the wake of his father's death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he's forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Appears in Pride Month PSA From The Trevor Project Photo VIDEO: Ben Platt Appears in Pride Month PSA From The Trevor Project
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2021

The video is sponsored by Macy’s as part of its Pride + Joy campaign in support of its LGBTQ colleagues, customers, and communities.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie on LATE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie on LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2021

After they discuss making the film adaptation of 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Ben and James bounce around what show is going to bring Ben back on the live stage ('Amadeus' anyone??).

BWW Interview: Anthony Focuses on role, Cartoon Network as He Takes Lead in DEAR EVAN Photo BWW Interview: Anthony Focuses on role, Cartoon Network as He Takes Lead in DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Paul Batterson - Sep 3, 2019

When Stephen Christopher Anthony first saw the show DEAR EVAN HANSEN, he marveled at the performance of Benjamin Platt, his former cast mate in THE BOOK OF MORMON, in the title role. Platt went on to win the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Hansen.

Photo Coverage: CAMELOT at the Hollywood Bowl - Act I
by Shira Greenberg - Aug 16, 2005

The Hollywood Bowl's annual 'Broadway At The Bowl' was turned into a medieval atmosphere for the production of 'Camelot', written by Lerner and Loewe.

Photo Coverage: CAMELOT at the Hollywood Bowl - Act 2
by Shira Greenberg - Aug 16, 2005

The Hollywood Bowl's annual 'Broadway At The Bowl' was turned into a medieval atmosphere for the production of 'Camelot', written by Lerner and Loewe.

Review: Camelot at the Hollywood Bowl
by Shira Greenberg - Aug 16, 2005

With so many older (pre-1970) musicals being the butt of jokes in current Broadway productions, it makes it both supremely difficult and yet very simple to appreciate the more elegant form of a musical. Take, for example, 'Camelot', staged for one night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Benjamin Platt Videos

BWW Exclusive: Say Bon Voyage to Ben Platt in this Clip From BROKEN DIAMONDS! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Say Bon Voyage to Ben Platt in this Clip From BROKEN DIAMONDS!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2021

In the wake of his father's death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he's forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BROKEN DIAMONDS, Starring Ben Platt & Lola Kirke Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BROKEN DIAMONDS, Starring Ben Platt & Lola Kirke

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

In the wake of his father's death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he's forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Appears in Pride Month PSA From The Trevor Project Videoplay
VIDEO: Ben Platt Appears in Pride Month PSA From The Trevor Project

by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2021

The video is sponsored by Macy’s as part of its Pride + Joy campaign in support of its LGBTQ colleagues, customers, and communities.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie on LATE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movie on LATE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - May 14, 2021

After they discuss making the film adaptation of 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Ben and James bounce around what show is going to bring Ben back on the live stage ('Amadeus' anyone??).