Dear Evan Hansen Broadway Original Cast


Dear Evan Hansen Broadway

Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal, and profoundly contemporary, musical about what happens when we let a lie consume us. This groundbreaking musical - featuring a book by Tony-winner Steven Levenson and a score by the Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - examines what it means to be alive.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.

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Laura Dreyfuss, who previously portrayed Zoe in the DC and Off-Broadway productions of Dear Evan Hansen, eagerly anticipated the show's Broadway debut, adding to her impressive resume that includes roles in Once and Hair on Broadway, as well as a stint on "Glee." more...

Mike Faist, a Tony-nominated actor, originated the role of Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen, earning a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. more...

Rachel Bay Jones, who won a Tony Award in 2017 for her performance in "Dear Evan Hansen," has an extensive career that includes roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in television and film. more...

Kristolyn Lloyd, known for her role in the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen, has also made notable Off-Broadway appearances in shows such as Confederates and Fairycakes. more...

Michael Park, known for his Emmy Award-winning role on "As The World Turns," also played a pivotal role in the regional production of Dear Evan Hansen at DC’s Arena Stage. more...

Ben Platt, who starred as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen and won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance, later reprised his role in the film adaptation released on September 24, 2021. more...
(Understudy)
Olivia Puckett, who has graced the Broadway stage in "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Motown the Musical," also brought her talents to national tours of "Motown the Musical" and "American Idiot." more...

Will Roland, an NYU Steinhardt alumnus and resident artist with Studio 42, previously captivated audiences with his performance in "Dear Evan Hansen." more...
(Understudy)
Colton Ryan, who played the role of "Connor" in the feature film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen, also showcased his talents on Broadway in the original stage production of the same show. more...
(Standby)
Asa Somers, who played in numerous rock bands and starred in various independent films, brought his diverse talents to the stage in "Dear Evan Hansen." more...

Jennifer Laura Thompson is thrilled to reprise her role as Cynthia in Dear Evan Hansen, after an acclaimed run Off-Broadway at Second Stage and at Arena Stage, where she earned a Helen Hayes nomination. more...

Awards and Nominations


2017 BroadwayWorld Awards
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Ben Platt won.

2017 Tony Awards
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Mike Faist was nominated but did not win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Ben Platt won.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Rachel Bay Jones won.
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