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Ben Platt
Ben Platt SXSW 2019.jpg
Platt in 2019
Born
Benjamin Schiff Platt

(1993-09-24) September 24, 1993 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2002–present
RelativesMarc Platt (father)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
LabelsAtlantic
Websitebenplattmusic.com

Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993)[1] is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He began his career in musical theater as a child and appeared in Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon (2012–2013) and Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017). He has received multiple accolades for his performance as the title character in the latter, including the Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Awards, which made him one of the few people to do so.[2] At age 23, Ben became the youngest Tony Award winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.[3] Platt will reprise his role in the upcoming 2021 film adaptation of the musical.[4]

Platt's film credits include Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Ricki and the Flash (2015), and Run This Town (2019). Since 2019, he has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Platt signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 and released his debut studio album, Sing to Me Instead, in March 2019. In May 2020, a concert film, titled Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall, debuted on Netflix.

In 2017, Platt was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Platt was born in Los Angeles, the fourth of five children of Julie (née Beren) and Marc Platt. His father is a film, television, and theater producer whose credits include Legally Blonde, Into the Woods, La La Land, Mary Poppins Returns, and the musical Wicked.[6] He and his family are Jewish.[7]

He attended the Adderley School for Performing Arts in Pacific Palisades, performing in productions like Bye Bye Birdie and Into the Woods. Platt attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, graduating in 2011. He then enrolled at Columbia University in New York but dropped out after seven weeks to fulfill his contract with The Book of Mormon. During his time at Columbia, he was a member of the campus a cappella musical group Nonsequitur.[6]

Career[edit]

2002–2014: Early stage work and The Book of Mormon[edit]

At 9 years old, Platt played Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Kristin Chenoweth.[8] At 11, he appeared in a brief national tour of Caroline, or Change, by Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner. At 17, he played Jean Valjean in Kidz Theater's production of Les Misérables. His other early roles include the role of Claude Bukowski in Columbia University's production of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.[9] He has also collaborated on a workshop of Alice by Heart, by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, a new take on Alice in Wonderland.

In 2012, Platt was cast as Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Chicago production of The Book of Mormon. The show premiered at the Bank of America Theatre on December 19, 2012, after a week of previews.[10] The production was well received and closed on October 6, 2013.[11] Critics lauded Platt's performance, calling him a "true revelation in this brand new Chicago production...He really leans into this part, throwing himself out there with the abandonment of youth".[12] Platt later reprised his role as Elder Cunningham on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre from January 7, 2014 to January 6, 2015.[13]

2015–2017: Film career and Dear Evan Hansen[edit]

In 2012, Platt had a supporting role in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect, loosely based on the non-fiction book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. Platt played the magic-loving Benji Applebaum, alongside an ensemble cast comprising Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, and Brittany Snow. The film emerged as a major commercial success and received mostly positive reviews from critics. He was subsequently nominated at a Teen Choice Awards in the category Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer for his work.[14] In 2015, Platt reprised his role as Benji Applebaum in the sequel, Pitch Perfect 2. He has since made film appearances in Ricki and the Flash and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Platt became attached to Steven Levenson and Pasek and Paul's then Untitled P&P Project in 2014, participating in early read-throughs and workshops.[15] By 2015, the musical, titled Dear Evan Hansen, had begun production in Washington, D.C. at the Arena Stage with Platt originating the titular role. The show premiered on July 9, 2015 and closed August 23, 2015.[16] The overwhelming positive reception toward the production and Platt's performance resulted in the show being transferred to Off-Broadway.[17]

In 2016, Platt once again originated the role of Evan Hansen at Second Stage Theatre. Platt and the cast played a month of previews, beginning on March 26, 2016, before premiering on May 1, 2016. The limited engagement sold out its entire run with Platt playing his last performance on May 26, 2016.[18]

Ben Platt in 2017

In December 2016, Platt originated the title role in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. Critics hailed his work, calling it "historic" and "one of the greatest leading male performances [I've] ever seen in a musical".[19][20][21] For his performance, Platt won numerous awards including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Platt played his final performance on November 19, 2017.[22]

On November 29, 2018, it was announced that Universal Pictures and Platt's father, Marc Platt, secured the film rights to the musical.[23] On June 18, 2020, Platt confirmed that he is set to reprise his role as Evan Hansen in the film, which will be directed by Stephen Chbosky from a screenplay by Levenson. It will be released on September 24, 2021 in time for Platt's 28th birthday.[24][25] Upon the release of the film's first trailer on May 18, 2021, the casting of Platt as Evan Hansen and the appearance of the film's version of the character received substantial criticism, with viewers commenting that he, at age 27, was too old to play a high schooler. Platt, however, dismissed the response, comparing his age to those of actors who played high school students in the 1978 film Grease.[26]

2017–present: Music and The Politician[edit]

In 2017, Platt signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.[27] On January 28, 2018, he performed Leonard Bernstein's "Somewhere" live at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards accompanied by Justin Goldner and Adele Stein and arranged by Alex Lacamoire.[28][29]

On March 19, 2018, Platt and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released "Found/Tonight", a mashup of the Hamilton song "The Story of Tonight" and the Dear Evan Hansen song "You Will Be Found".[30] Platt donated a portion of the proceeds to support the March for Our Lives anti-gun-violence initiative, and also performed on stage with Miranda at the rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018.[31] Platt starred opposite Damian Lewis, Nina Dobrev, and Mena Massoud in the Rob Ford historical fiction thriller Run This Town.[32] The casting of Platt caused minor controversy, over allegations that the filmmakers were appropriating the story of female reporter Robyn Doolittle.[33] On March 1, 2018, Platt was confirmed to star in the indie drama Broken Diamonds opposite Lola Kirke, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alphonso McAuley, and Lynda Boyd. The film premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on April 1, 2021.[34][35]

In January 2019, Platt announced that his debut studio album Sing to Me Instead was scheduled for release on March 29, 2019. It was made available for pre-order, along with the songs "Bad Habit" and "Ease My Mind" a few days later. Following the release of his debut album, Platt embarked on his first North American tour in May 2019.[36] The tour ended on September 29, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, in which the concert there was taped for release on Netflix.[37] Platt released a new single "Rain" on August 23, 2019, followed by a music video on September 10, 2019.[38] On April 21, 2020, Platt revealed on Instagram that the taping of his Radio City concert, in the form of a TV special entitled Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall, will be released on Netflix on May 20, 2020.[39]

On August 29, 2019, it was announced that Platt would be starring in Richard Linklater's film adaptation of Merrily We Roll Along alongside Beanie Feldstein and Blake Jenner. The project is set to be shot over the course of twenty years, with principal photography of the first sequence of the film having already been completed prior to the announcement.[40]

Platt currently stars as Payton Hobart on the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician.[41] Platt's casting was announced in March 2018,[42] and the series premiered on September 27, 2019.[43] He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his performance in the series' first season.[44]

Platt released a new single, "So Will I", on May 8, 2020.[45] On May 20, 2020, Platt released Sing To Me Instead (Deluxe), which includes "So Will I", "Rain", and six songs recorded live at Radio City Music Hall, including cover versions of Brandi Carlile's "The Joke" and Elton John's "Take Me to the Pilot".[46] On June 8, 2020, Platt released "Everything I Did to Get to You", a new single written by David Davis, which he picked as the winner of his episode of NBC's songwriting competition show Songland.[47]

On March 2, 2021, it was announced that Platt was in talks to star in the film adaptation of Grant Ginder's novel The People We Hate at the Wedding.[48] In April 2021, Platt teased the chorus of his new single, "Imagine," on TikTok. The complete song was released on April 23, 2021, followed by a remix by Dutch electronic producer Tiësto on May 28, 2021.[49][50]

Personal life[edit]

Platt is openly gay; he came out to his family when he was twelve years old, and publicly in 2019, before the release of his song "Ease My Mind".[51][52] On January 12 2020, Platt began dating Noah Galvin (who replaced him in the titular role in Dear Evan Hansen).[53] On November 15, 2020, he revealed that back in March of that year, he tested positive for and eventually fully recovered from COVID-19.[54]

Acting credits[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Red Riding Hood Boy Scout #1
2012 Pitch Perfect Benji Applebaum
2015 Pitch Perfect 2
Ricki and the Flash Daniel
2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Josh
2017 The Female Brain Joel
2019 Run This Town[55] Bram Shriver
Drunk Parents Jason Johnson [56]
2020 Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall Himself [37][39]
Father of the Bride, Part 3(ish) George "Georgie" MacKenzie Short film[57]
2021 Broken Diamonds Scott
Dear Evan Hansen Evan Hansen Post-production
TBA The People We Hate At The Wedding TBA Pre-production
Merrily We Roll Along Charley Kringas Will be filmed over 20 years[58]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Will & Grace Blake Episode: "Who's Your Daddy"[59]
2019–present The Politician Payton Hobart Lead role (15 episodes); also executive producer
2020 Songland Himself Episode: "Ben Platt"
2020 The Simpsons Blake (voice) Episode: "Three Dreams Denied"

Theatre[edit]

Year Production Role Venue Notes
2002 The Music Man Winthrop Paroo Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles
2004 Mame Patrick Denis Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles
2004 Caroline, or Change Noah Gellman Ahmanson Theatre National tour
2005 Dead End Philip Griswald Ahmanson Theatre Regional
2006 The Sound of Music Friedrich von Trapp Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles
2012 The Power of Duff Ricky Duff Powerhouse Theatre Regional
The Black Suits Chris Thurser Barrington Stage Company Regional
2012–2013 The Book of Mormon Elder Arnold Cunningham PrivateBank Theatre Chicago
2014–2015 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Broadway
2015 Dear Evan Hansen Evan Hansen Arena Stage Washington, D.C.
2015 Alice By Heart White Rabbit/Alfred Hallam/March Hare MCC Theater Workshop
2016 The Secret Garden Dickon David Geffen Hall 25th anniversary concert
2016–2017 Dear Evan Hansen Evan Hansen Second Stage Theatre Off-Broadway
Music Box Theatre Broadway
2018 Parade Leo Frank Workshop

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[60]
AUS
[61]
CAN
[62]
UK
[63]
Sing to Me Instead
  • Release date: March 29, 2019
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18 32 57 79

Soundtrack and cast albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[60]
US
Cast
US
OST

[64]
AUS
[61]
CAN
[62]
Dear Evan Hansen
(Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • Release date: February 3, 2017
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
8 1 34 58
The Politician (Music from the Netflix Original Series)
  • Release date: October 22, 2019
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
[a] 20

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[67]
US
Adult
Pop

[68]
US Dance
[69]
CAN
Digital

[70]
NZ
Hot

[71]
"Waving Through a Window" 2017 1 Dear Evan Hansen
(Original Broadway Cast Recording)
"Found/Tonight"
(with Lin-Manuel Miranda)
2018 49 19 Non-album single
"Bad Habit" 2019 Sing to Me Instead[A]
"Grow as We Go"
"Rain"
"So Will I" 2020 [B]
"Everything I Did to Get to You"
(from Songland)
[C] Non-album single
"Imagine"
(original or Tiësto remix)[73]
2021 30 48 33 TBA

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Ease My Mind" 2019 Sing to Me Instead
"Temporary Love"
Notes
  1. ^ "Rain" and "So Will I" are included on the Deluxe Edition of Sing to Me Instead.
  2. ^ "So Will I" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number 47 on the Digital Song Sales chart.[72]
  3. ^ "Everything I Did to Get to You" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak at number 34 on the Digital Song Sales chart.[72]

Tours[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Platt and fellow Dear Evan Hansen cast member Rachel Bay Jones with their Tony Awards

Platt was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award, and won[74] the Obie Award[75] for Distinguished Performance by an Actor and Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen's Off-Broadway run in 2016.[76]

On May 19, 2017, at the 83rd annual Drama League Awards, it was announced that Platt had won the organization's Distinguished Performance Award. This award, which recognizes a performance on the New York stage in the past year, can only be won once in a performer's career. In winning, at the age of 23, for his work in Dear Evan Hansen, Platt became the youngest winner in the award's history.[77] On June 11, at the 71st Tony Awards, 23-year-old Platt won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical becoming the youngest actor to win this award solo.[78]

Year Awards Category Work Result
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer Pitch Perfect Nominated
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Dear Evan Hansen Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Leading Actor in a Musical Nominated[74]
Obie Awards Distinguished Performance by an Actor Won[75]
2017 Tony Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Won[78]
Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Won[77]
Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Won[76]
Broadway.com Audience Awards Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical Won
Favorite Onstage Pair Won
2018 Grammy Awards Best Musical Theater Album[b] Won[79]
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program
(with the cast of Dear Evan Hansen)
"You Will Be Found" (performed on The Today Show)[80][81] Won
2020 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy The Politician Nominated[44]
Hasty Pudding Man of the Year N/A Won[82]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Politician" did not enter the Billboard 200 but charted at number 18 on the Digital Albums chart[65] and number 89 on the Top Album Sales chart.[66]
  2. ^ The 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album was awarded to the group consisting of: Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, Kristolyn Lloyd, Michael Park, Ben Platt, Will Roland & Jennifer Laura Thompson (principal soloists); Pete Ganbarg, Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (producers); Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (composers/lyricists)

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