By Jennifer R Jones | Posted on December 31, 2017 12:36 PM
Dear Evan Hansen continues on with a new cast, first with Noah Galvin having taken over from Ben Platt, and soon to be Taylor Trensch in the lead part.
Noah Galvin Continues in Role Through Early February
From the first performance of Dear Evan Hansen on November 14, 2016, until just over a year later on November 19, 2017, the title role of Evan Hansen was portrayed by B
en Platt, who had been with the production since its world premiere in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2015, and continued on through to the Off-Broadway production at Second Stage Theatre in spring 2016. At the 2017 Tony Awards, Dear Evan Hansen made a sweep of honors, winning six awards including Best Musical, as well as Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Ben Platt. With a Tony Award under his belt at the age of 23, Platt has a promising career ahead of him. Since then, he has gone on to begin in film career, most recently starring opposite Alec Baldwin and Selma Hayek in Drunk Parents, to be released in 2018. Nevertheless, the life of Dear Evan Hansen has continued since Platt’s departure this past November. Succeeding Ben Platt as Evan Hansen is Noah Galvin, who began performances on November 21, 2017, playing through the holiday season, and will continue in the part until his final show on February 4, 2018. Galvin, who made his Broadway debut with this part, is otherwise best known for portraying Kenny O’Neal on the ABC sitcom The Real O’Neals. With the title role in this Tony Award winning musical behind him, Galvin is sure to continue on to an equally exciting career. His next upcoming role is Marty in the film Assassination Nation, directed by Sam Levinson, to be released in 2018.