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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.

Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it.

Nominated for 9 Tony Awards, including Best Actor, Best Original Score, Best Book, Best Director, and Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere.

Who’s Who in the Cast: Pitch Perfect star Ben Platt leads the cast as Evan Hansen.  The company also features Laura Dreyfuss (Glee), Michael Park (Tuck Everlasting), Mike Faist (Newsies), Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin), Kristolyn Lloyd (Invisible Thread), Will Roland (The Black Suits), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Wicked).

Score: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book: Steven Levenson
Director: Michael Greif
Theatre: Music Box Theatre
Opening Date: December 4, 2016

SMP’s Favorite Moments: The first visit to the beautiful Music Box Theatre, as the close-knit Dear Evan Hansen family was reunited once more, followed several weeks later by the sea of blue DEH hats that flooded 45th Street as our beloved audience members left the first preview performance.  The exhilarating “Digital Listening Party” on the eve of the cast recording’s release - when more than a thousand fans gathered online to experience the album together for the first time, and continued the conversation into the wee hours of the morning.

Get the Music:
The Dear Evan Hansen Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available for download on all music services.  The CD is also available in stores and for purchase online.


Obie Awards
Award for Musical Theater
Award for Performance  – Ben Platt

Outer Critics Circle Awards 
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical

Drama Desk Award
Outstanding Lyrics

Actors' Equity Association Clarence Derwent Award
Ben Platt

Helen Hayes Awards
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical

Lucille Lortel Awards:
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical - Ben Platt
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Rachel Bay Jones

Drama League Awards
Outstanding Production of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award – Ben Platt


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