Semester by Semester: Looking Back at Evans on Broadway Dear Evan Hansen
A photo magazine of the actor who played high school student Evan Hansen, a character created by Tony Award winner Ben Platt working full-time at the Music Box Theatre.
Dear Evan HansenWinner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical, will have its final Broadway show at the Music Box Theatre on September 18. At the close, the production will feature 1,678 regular shows and 21 previews, making it one of the 50 longest-running shows in Broadway history.The international hit musical also recently surpassed Ira Levine’s death trap Became the longest-running music box show of all time.
In celebration of this musical, written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson and directed by Michael Greif, we look back at the young actor who plays Evan Hansen, a sensitive high school student caught in the center of a spiralling story. , full-time on Broadway.
Ben Platt created the title character on Broadway in November 2016, after producing early productions at the Arena Stage and Off-Broadway’s second stage in Washington, D.C. He subsequently won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Drama League Outstanding Performance Award for writing the lead role in a musical, which he later reprised on screen.
Best known for his critically acclaimed performance on ABC the real o’nealNoah Galvin makes his Broadway debut Dear Evan Hansen, took over as the show’s Tony Award-winning original creator on November 21, 2017.Galvin, later in limited competition waitress, Wear Evan’s Striped Polo and end on February 4, 2018.
Following Barnaby’s revival led by Bette Midler Hello Dolly! , Taylor Trensch started as Evan in January 2018 and officially took over the role on February 6, 2018, and has been on the show until January 27, 2019. The actor last appeared on Broadway as Dill Harris in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation to kill a robinhis other Broadway productions include The Strange Affair of the Dog at Night, Matildaand evil.
In October 2017, Platt teamed up with incoming Evans Galvin and Trensch for a ’70s-inspired music video on the streets of New York City. Watch it below.
Andrew Barth Feldman, winner of the 2018 Jimmy Award for Best Actor, was the first high school senior to play high school senior Evan Hansen on Broadway in 2019 Trunk debuted in January and will continue in that role until January 2020.
dancing with the stars Champion Jordan Fisher made his Broadway debut as John Lawrence/Philip Hamilton in 2016, winning a Pulitzer Prize Hamilton And debuted as Evan Hansen in January 2020 before pandemic-related theater closures.He also reopened Dear Evan Hansen December 2021.
Ben Levi Ross Launches National Tour Lead Dear Evan Hansen, followed by a Broadway role last spring.He also appeared in the movie version of tick, Tick…Boom!
In May, Zachary Noah Pizer made history by becoming the first Asian-American actor to play Evan full-time.a part of Dear Evan Hansen He will be in the role from March 2019 until August 7.
Stephen Christopher Anthony, leader of the recent North American tour Dear Evan Hansenwill join the Broadway Company as Evan starting August 9.
The last Evan on Broadway will be Sam Primack who started his Dear Evan Hansen As a backup on Broadway, and then as a backup on tour, Evan. Primack will star in Music Box from September 6-18.
Dear Evan Hansen Previews began at Music Box on November 14, 2016, with the official opening on December 4. The musical was nominated for nine nominations at the 2017 Tony Awards, winning six: Best Musical, Best Musical Book, Best Original Score, Best Actor in a Musical (Ben Pura). Special), Best Actress in a Musical (Rachel Bay Jones) and Best Orchestral Performance.