Ben Platt - Evan Hansen
Ben Platt is ecstatic to bring Evan Hansen to Broadway after creating the role to critical acclaim at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Nominations). Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicago production of The Book of Mormon and reprised the role on Broadway (dir. Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw). Film: Benji Applebaum in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Ricki and the Flash (dir. Jonathan Demme, Starring Meryl Streep). Upcoming: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (dir. Ang Lee), Drunk Parents (dir. Fred Wolf),The Female Brain (dir. Whitney Cummings). National Tours: Caroline, or Change (directed by George C. Wolfe). Regional credits include The Black Suits (Barrington Stage Company), The Power of Duff (dir. Peter DuBois/New York Stage and Film), Dead End (dir. Nicholas Martin/Ahmanson Theatre), The Music Man, Mame, Camolot, and The Sound of Music (dir. Gordon Hunt/Hollywood Bowl).
Laura Dreyfuss - Zoe Murphy
After having played Zoe in the DC and Off-Broadway production, Laura is so excited to see Dear Evan Hansen move to Broadway! Her past acting credits include Once (Broadway); Hair (Broadway and first national tour); What’s it all About? (Off-Broadway); and she played Madison McCarthy on the sixth season of “Glee.” She has a BFA in theater from the Boston Conservatory. Huge thanks to Stone Manners Salners, Brantley Brown, Mom, Dad, Meg, Jo, Dan, Kev, and James for the endless love and support!
Rachel Bay Jones - Heidi Hansen
Rachel Bay Jones is thrilled to bring the story of Heidi to Broadway. She was recently seen on Broadway in the break out role of Catherine in the Tony Award-Winning production of Pippin. Additional Broadway credits include Hair, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Off-Broadway and Regional/National Tour credits include Dear Evan Hansen (Drama Desk Nomination) at Second Stage, First Daughter Suite, Hello Again, A Christmas Story, Pippin, Sylvia, and The King and I. Rachel can be seen on ABC’s “The Family” and on the FX series “Louie.”
By day, Rachel is mother to her beloved daughter Miranda, and partner to actor, Benim Foster. They all live in chaos in Manhattan.
Jennifer Laura Thompson - Cynthia Murphy
Real life Mom. Real life worrier. Real life warrior. Real life yogi. And recently real life kick boxer. It has been more than 20 years since I began my career as a performer. When I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, I moved to NYC with a small chunk of money and hopes that it wouldn’t run out. I spent several years touring until I booked my first Broadway show which was Footloose, the Musical. During that run I was invited to do a reading of Urinetown, the Musical. That led to my first Tony nomination when it astoundingly and deservedly moved to Broadway in the Fall of 2001. When you believe in a project, you stick with it, and I was glad I did. I was lucky enough to be a part of several concerts at City Center, l played a murderer on television, and then I was cast in Wicked. I had a six month old infant at home, but I couldn’t say no. I was replacing Kristin Chenoweth in one of what has become to be one of the most iconic roles for a woman in musical theatre. I did so, but not without entirely new costumes and the cutting away of beautiful intricacies on the “bubble” because I was too tall. Giganta Glinda I called myself. When my son was older, I started to pursue work again. I played more unsavory characters on TV and went on to do the Broadway productions of Lend Me A Tenor and Nice Work If You Can Get It. I sang with symphonies across the country; the highlight was being a soloist at Carnegie Hall for the New York Pops in honor of the legendary Stephen Schwartz. Another highlight was the production of Company at Lincoln Center, starring Neil Patrick Harris filmed for PBS. When Dear Evan Hansen was presented to me, I had no idea what I had agreed to, but when Michael Grief asks you to do something, you say yes. I am proud to be a part of it, and to share the creative engine with my fellow alumni, Justin and Benj. I am thrilled to work with the entire creative team, many of whom I have known for more than a decade. The cast is a dream. I believed in this project from day one and glady, proudly, I have stuck with it. Namaste. Or Namago if you choose. xo Cynthia #momsofevanhansen
Mike Faist - Connor Murphy
Hi, my name is Mike Faist and I am from Gahanna, Ohio. I moved to New York when I was 17 studying at a conservatory program for two semesters before dropping out to sell tickets on the street for off-Broadway shows. It took me months to actually gain the courage to start auditioning for shows, but once I started, I saw that I was booking work. My first professional job was at a non-union dinner theater in Springboro, Ohio. After that I came back to the city where I registered for food stamps and went back to selling tickets for off-Broadway shows. It took a little less mustering to get back out and audition, and sure enough, I started working at a non-union theater in New Hampshire, where I stayed for half of their season. While I was there, I saw a breakdown for a show called Newsies. For some reason I had a gut feeling that I had to audition. I just knew that I was going to get the job. I didn’t know why but I did. After seven auditions, three megabus rides to New York from New Hampshire and back, and crashing on couches, I got the job. Newsies at Papermill Playhouse was my first union show. When I found out that the show and myself were transferring to Broadway, I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around it. It all happened pretty fast. Two years of being in New York and I booked Broadway? I was giving myself until I was 25. Well at 24, I’m coming back to Broadway for a second go around. Dreams come true If you trust, and are persistent and positive. I believe there are two mindsets when it comes to happiness and goals: “I Can,” and “I Cannot.” The people who say, “I can,” do. I’m happy to have been with Dear Evan Hansen from the beginning stages. I feel satisfied as an artist knowing that my work helped shaped the show, and I am even more thrilled to know that people will see our work and walk away differently than how they came in.
Michael Park - Larry Murphy
Born and raised in Canandaigua, NY, Michael Park is the second born of four children and knew at an early age that show business was in his future, when at age ten he dressed up as the Wicked Witch of the West for a Halloween contest and sang “You’re So Pretty.” His amazingly supportive art teacher mother rehearsed him to a win and he has been playing pretend ever since.
An attendee of Nazareth College, where he met and eventually married his wife, Laurie, Park graduated with a degree in Studio Art. Upon graduation, Park became a part of an extremely nurturing theater scene at The Blackfriars Theatre in downtown Rochester, NY, which became his home away from home. Shortly after his first paying gig at GeVa Theater, Park scored an opportunity to audition for a national bus and truck tour in NYC. After some much needed encouragement from his mother, the next nine months were spent on the road traveling across the U.S. as Raoul in Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera.
Once back in NYC, Park was cast in Hello Again, a piece for then up and coming composer/lyricist, Michael John LaChiusa. It was this opportunity that helped to open many doors for him in the New York theater community, as it led him to being cast, later that same year, at Goodspeed Opera House in Shenandoah where he began to foster some life-long friendships.
For Park, Broadway was always the goal. His opportunity came after understudying Billy Bigalow in the revival Carousel. Jerry Zaks made his dreams come true by casting him as one of the leads in Smokey Joe’s Café, which won Lieber and Stoller their first Grammy. Subsequent to Park’s successful run with SJC, he was cast in “13 Bourbon Street,” a pilot for FBC while simultaneously performing in a workshop for another up and coming composer, Janine Tesori. The show, Violet, would become his next important theater gig.
The day following Violet‘s opening would prove quite eventful as well as Michael embarked upon his 13 year journey playing the iconic role of Jack Snyder on CBS’ long-running daytime serial “As The World Turns.” Continuing to pursue his passion and live his dream working opposite many veterans of the stage, Park garnered two Emmy’s as Outstanding Lead Actor (2010, 2011). His family grew as he was not only becoming very close with his onscreen peers, as he had in the theater world before, but his time on the show would also see his three beautiful children (Christopher, Kathleen, and Annabelle) born as well.
Prior to taking a break from pulling double duty, he shared the stage with Martin Short and Faith Prince in Little Me directed by Rob Marshall, as well as several City Center Encores! productions. Park’s recent return to the stage has been successful and varied, working with some of the genre’s brightest talent. These shows include Playwrights Horizons’ production of The Burnt Park Boys (Miller/Tysen, dir. Joe Calarco), Rob Ashford’s Broadway production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette, as well as his conception of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson. Most recently, Michael starred as the immortal father of the Tucks in Tuck Everlasting (Score – Miller/Tysen, Book – Shere/Federle), directed by Casey Nicolaw, a role he originated.
Park’s recent notable television appearances include “House of Cards” (Netflix), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Chicago P.D.,” “Sound of Music: Live,” “Peter Pan: Live” (NBC). He will also be seen on the upcoming seasons of “Mindhunter” (Netflix) and “The Blacklist” (NBC). Additionally, Michael is part of an ensemble cast including Abigail Breslin, Laverne Cox, and Bette Midler directed by Trudie Styler in “Freak Show,” an independent feature based on the best-selling novel by James St. James.
Will Roland - Jared Kleinman
Will Roland is a Brooklyn-based actor/singer/human making his Broadway debut!! Recently: Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage & Arena Stage), The Black Suits (CTG & Barrington), The Bus (59E59), LoserSongs (Don’t Tell Mama), and Academia Nuts! (NYMF). Will frequently collaborates with Joe Iconis & Family. Passionate about new work, he’s helped develop plays & musicals with 2nd Stage, La Jolla, Arena, CAP21, Don’t Tell Mama, and various Fringe festivals. Thanks Mom, Dad, Val, Steph, Station3, Judy Boals, and my many loving teachers for their support throughout this crazy endeavor. www.will-roland.com
Kristolyn Lloyd - Alana Beck
“Kristolyn, it doesn’t matter what I tell you. You’re going to do whatever you want.” Sigh, infamous words from my older brother the day after getting my first (and now most regrettable) tattoo. That’s a story for another day. Look, it might’ve been a nicer, fancier way of saying, “You’re stubborn and silly,” but it’s remained my “log line” for life. I, luckily, survived the conservative, clean, suburban streets of Spring, TX and made it to a magical place called Hogwarts. Just kidding, it was Carnegie Mellon University, but same difference. After they gave me my BFA, I skipped outta there to a mystical place called Hollywood, California! This is where the hustle was born. I made some amazing friends (shout out to my peeps Kim & D), rocked fiver killer hairstyles (none of which I regret, thank you. Ok, maybe the bangs were a bad idea. I could be wrong though; scroll my Instagram and let me know @kristolynlloyd), I convinced enough people to hire me, and got to play my dream role of Timoune in Once On This Island. Time flew by and before I knew it was leaving my job of three years on “The Bold And The Beautiful” on CBS. I even got nominated for some pretty cool awards. Look, the last thing I was nominated for was “Best Personality” out of everyone in my senior class in High School. I’m not bragging. But I’m also not not bragging. I lived. I loved. I even leaped out of a plane while living in LA. Nothing, however, has compared to the grit, authenticity, and pace of New York. So that’s me. That was a lot, but chances are, if you’re reading this it’s because you’re a big fan of our show and wanted to know, “Who is this charming, effervescent chick with the coy smile?” Hi! This is usually the part where I thank you for buying my book, but this is not a forward for my personalized autobiography…or is it? *cue coy smile*
Michael Lee Brown - u/s Connor Murphy, Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman
Michael Lee Brown is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut. Regional: Torch Song Trilogy (David, dir. Michael Kahn), Cinderella (Lionel). TV: “Happyish” (Showtime). A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Thanks to Dave/Shirley Grant Management team, Trapper, Badiene and Dan. Love to Mom, Dad, Abby, Robby, Ramona, Mommom and DaDa.
Garrett Long - u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Broadway: Fun Home, Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific. Tour: Seussical. Off-Broadway: The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations). Good times at Pittsburgh Public, the Guthrie, McCarter, Signature, Ford’s, Goodspeed, Paper Mill, George St., MT of Wichita, Cape Playhouse…. Much thanks to the DEH team, the S-men and daughter Georgie!
Olivia Puckett - u/s Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Broadway: Motown the Musical (Ensemble). National tours: Motown the Musical(Ensemble, first national), American Idiot (Whatsername). Huge thanks to Meg/Katie, Lindsay/Tara Rubin Casting and Mom and Dad! For KJS.
Colton Ryan - u/s Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Colton Ryan is making his Broadway debut! Recent credits: Freddy in My Fair Lady, Dickon in The Secret Garden (Idaho Shakespeare Festival). Wouldn’t be here without Adrie, Mom, Kaitlyn, Gran, Jeff, Stacy. For Kyle, Poppas, Dad, who are watching from the best seats in the house. Baldwin Wallace University 2017.
Asa Somers - Standby Larry Murphy
Broadway: Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Taboo, Dance of the Vampires, The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway/regional: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, The Burnt Part Boys, Once Around the Sun, Fly By Night (Dallas), Tallgrass Gothic (Louisville). TV: “Mr. Robot,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Unforgettable,” “White Collar,” “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl,” “Royal Pains,” “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Sopranos.” Yale graduate. www.asasomers.com
Rubin Casting / Lindsay Levine, C.S.A.
Steven Levenson - Book Writer
Steven Levenson’s plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin (Roundabout Theatre Company, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award), Core Values (Ars Nova, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Seven Minutes In Heaven (Colt Coeur; Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater Company), and the book for Dear Evan Hansen, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Second Stage, OBIE Award for Musical Theatre, Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Book and Best Off-Broadway Musical, Drama League Nomination for Best Musical; Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical). His play, If I Forget, will premiere at Roundabout in Spring, 2017. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University and former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova, he has received new play commissions from Roundabout, Lincoln Center, MCC, and Ars Nova. Currently a writer and producer on Showtime’s Masters Of Sex, he is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova’s Play Group.
Paul - Music and Lyrics
Pasek & Paul’s musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Edges. TV credits include “Smash,” “Sesame Street,” “Johnny and the Sprites.” Pasek and Paul created the song “Unlimited” for Old Navy’s 2014 back-to-school campaign, which earned them a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. Upcoming film projects include La La Land (Lionsgate); The Greatest Showman (FOX); Trolls (Dreamworks Animation); Medusa (Sony Pictures Animation); Tom and Jerry Return to Oz (Warner Bros Animation). Honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, Jonathan Larson Award. Both are B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
Michael Greif - Director
Michael has directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Arena Stage in DC in 2015, and Second Stage Theatre in 2016, and directs the upcoming Broadway production, which begins this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Most recently he directed War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Broadway: If/Then, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Rent (Tony Award nominations), and Never Gonna Dance. Delacorte: The Tempest, Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway: new plays, musicals, revivals at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Shakespeare Festival/Public, NYTW, Roundabout, Second Stage and Signature, including Katori Halls’ Our Lady of Kibeho, the 2010 revival of Angels in America (Lortel Award), Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…(Public), Guare’s Landscape of the Body (Signature), and musical adaptations of Giant (Public) and Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). He received Obie Awards for Machinal and Dogeaters (Public) and for Rent (NYTW). Regional: Williamstown (9 seasons) La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Arena, Center Stage, Goodman, Guthrie, CTG/Taper, DTC, Trinity Rep. Education: Northwestern (BS),UCSD (MFA). He is very proud of his 2 kids, both seniors this year, one in high school and one in college.
Danny Mefford - Choreographer
Danny Mefford choreographed Fun Home, Bridges of Madison County, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway. His Off-Broadway credits include Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost for Shakespeare in the Park; Good Person of Szechwan and February House for The Public Theatre; and Here’s Hoover and Dance Dance Revolution for Les Freres Corbusier. His other work includes The Sound of Music, now touring the country; Miss You Like Hell at La Jolla Playhouse; and Poster Boy at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He has an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep and a BS in Theatre with a minor in International Studies from the University of Evansville. He has been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire awards for his choreography.
Alex Lacamoire - Music Supervisor & Orchestrations
Music Supervisor and Orchestrator for Dear Evan Hansen.
Same for Hamilton.
Winner of a Tony and a Grammy for Hamilton.
Same for In The Heights.
Music Director, Arranger, and/or Orchestrator for such shows as Wicked, Bring It On, 9 To 5, High Fidelity, Bat Boy.
Emmy-nominated composer for Sesame Street.
Fan of good music.
Lover of sweets.
Watcher of Game Of Thrones.
Known as “Lac.”
Proud graduate of Berklee College Of Music (summa cum laude).
Husband to the girl of his dreams, Ileana.
Admirer of his Mom, Dad and Little Sis.
@LacketyLac on the Twitter.
alacamoire on the Instagram.
David Korins - Scenic Designer
David Korins is an award-winning scenic and production designer based in New York City. He is founder and principal designer of David Korins Design – a multi-faceted firm that designs everything from theater, film, and television to rock concerts, immersive experiences, photo shoots, restaurants, and hospitality spaces.
His Broadway credits include Hamilton; Misery; Motown; Annie; Bring It On; Chinglish; Vanya and Sonia…; An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin; Magic/Bird; Godspell; The Pee-Wee Herman Show; and Passing Strange. Opera credits include world premieres of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at San Francisco Opera and Oscar at Santa Fe Opera. He has worked extensively both Off-Broadway and in regional theatre.
As Creative Director, David has worked with Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars, and Andrea Boccelli. He has collaborated with Gagosian on gallery and restaurant projects. He has designed installations for music and arts festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands.
Mr. Korins has received Emmy and Tony nominations, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, three Henry Hewes Design Awards, and an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design.
Peter Nigrini - Projection Designer
Peter Nigrini has been, for the past fifteen years, a pioneer in the integration of digital projection technology and live theatre.
Designs include Here Lies Love, conceived and written by David Byrne; FELA!, a musical based on the life of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian pop star and political activist; Grounded, directed by Julie Taymor at the Public Theater; An Act Of God; and the national tour of If/Then. He is also a founding member the New York troupe, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, for which he designs every aspect of their productions including No Dice, Romeo and Juliet, and the multi-part work Life & Times.
In addition to his work in the theater, he also designs for music and dance, including the Grace Jones Hurricane tour and Real Enemies, a 90 minute composition created in with Darcy James Argue, Isaac Butler.
Currently in development are Amélie, a musical based on the 2001 film, The SpongeBob Musical, and an adaptation of Monsoon Wedding.
Emily Rebholz - Costume Designer
Broadway: Oh, Hello; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen, The Way We Get By (Second Stage), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre), The Tempest, Into The Woods (Shakespeare in the Park), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), and Yardbird (Apollo Theater). Recent Regional Theater and Opera: Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), La Boheme (Opera Theater of Saint Louis), Another Word For Beauty (The Goodman Theater), and Othello (Shakespeare DC). In New York her additional designs have been seen at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Lincoln Center, MCC, The Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick, The Women’s Project, and many more. MFA: Yale University. emilyrebholz.com
Japhy Weideman - Lighting Designer
Broadway: Bright Star, The Visit (Tony Nom), The Nance (Tony Nom), Of Mice and Men (Tony Nom), Airline Highway (Tony Nom), Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth (Drama Desk Nom), Cyrano de Bergerac, and The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public Theatre, NYTW, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, and The Vineyard. Opera: Don Giovanni, Life is a Dream (Santa Fe Opera); Manchurian Candidate, Doubt (Minnesota Opera). International: West End, Royal Shakespeare Co (Stratford), La Scala (Milan), Nederlands Opera (Amsterdam), Edinburgh International Festival.
Nevin Steinberg - Sound Designer
Recent Broadway: Bright Star, Hamilton, It Shoulda Been You,
Mothers and Sons, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (The Public Theater), The Landing (The Vineyard Theatre), Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). Nevin is the Audio Consultant for Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Over thirty Broadway productions as a former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at
the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, and In The Heights.
David Brian Brown - Hair Design
Broadway highlights: War Paint, She Loves Me, The Curious Incident…, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, The Nance, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act; Arcadia, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Side Show, Steel Pier. Film/TV: “Peter Pan Live!,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” It’s Complicated, “Angels in America” (Emmy-nominated), To Wong Foo….
Ben Cohn - Musical Director
Ben was most recently the the Assistant Conductor and Pianist for Wicked on Broadway. He is also the Musical Director/Arranger for American Idol runner up Clay Aiken, Stephanie J. Block, and pop opera recording artist Alfio. Other Broadway credits include: The Woman in White, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, In My Life, and Wonderful Town. Ben has worked on the music teams of The Book of Mormon and 9 to 5 and has conducted many readings and workshops including Anastasia and Finding Neverland. He has arranged and produced music for Disney Cruise Line, Tokyo Disney, Sea World, Busch Gardens and NBC. Ben conducted the Wicked 5th anniversary gala concert, and has Conducted and Arranged The Easter Bonnet and Gypsy of the Year shows for Broadway Cares since 2007. Ben is also an active freelance pianist and composer. He holds degrees from Ithaca college and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Ben is really excited to be a part of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway! He lives in NYC with his husband Sean McDaniel and their son Allister.
Tara Rubin Casting / Lindsay Levine, C.S.A. - Casting Director
Selected Broadway: Falsettos (upcoming); A Bronx Tale (upcoming); Cats; Disaster!; School of Rock; Dr Zhivago; It Shoulda Been You; Gigi; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; Les Misérables; Mothers and Sons; Big Fish; The Heiress; How to Succeed..; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Spamalot; …Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys; The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse.
Judith Schoenfeld - Production Stage Manager
Judith Schoenfeld has been a part of Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage in DC and here in New York at Second Stage.
Broadway: IF/THEN, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Productions at Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, Mabou Mines, and Classic Stage Company. Additional work Williamstown Theater Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. She is a graduate the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Michael McGoff - Assistant Stage Manager
Michael McGoff is stoked that Dear Evan Hansen celebrates his 8th production on The Broadway. This show from workshop to now has been a labor of love for all of us and it is thrilling that so many more people will get to experience this original show. Michael is a soon to be an 18 year New Yorker, residing in LIC his entire time here. He has lived in California, Colorado, and his native Scranton, PA along with the many cities four National Tours have taken him to. He calls Donald Bill his most successful relationship of 20 years and married for four. They love to travel, cook, go see live music, and do crossword puzzles together. Some of his favorite memories backstage at DEH are watching the company’s frivolity backstage as Ben Platt rips out “Waving Through A Window” onstage. Favorite offstage character cut from DEH is Chris Kametsky, but he’s learned to love Sabrina Patel. Enjoy the show.