Ben Platt Biography

Also Credited As: Benjamin Platt
 
Bio:
Ben Platt is ecstatic to bring Evan Hansen to Broadway after creating the role to critical acclaim at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Nominations). Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicago ... (read more)
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Bio:
Ben Platt is ecstatic to bring Evan Hansen to Broadway after creating the role to critical acclaim at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Nominations). Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicago ... (read more)

Ben Platt is ecstatic to bring Evan Hansen to Broadway after creating the role to critical acclaim at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Nominations). Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicago production of The Book of Mormon and reprised the role on Broadway (dir. Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw). Film: Benji Applebaum in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Ricki and the Flash (dir. Jonathan Demme, Starring Meryl Streep). Upcoming: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (dir. Ang Lee), Drunk Parents (dir. Fred Wolf),The Female Brain (dir. Whitney Cummings). National Tours: Caroline, or Change (directed by George C. Wolfe). Regional credits include The Black Suits (Barrington Stage Company), The Power of Duff (dir. Peter DuBois/New York Stage and Film), Dead End (dir. Nicholas Martin/Ahmanson Theatre), The Music Man, Mame, Camolot, and The Sound of Music (dir. Gordon Hunt/Hollywood Bowl).

Ben Platt Awards and Nominations

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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