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The winner of 6 Tony Awards®, the Grammy® Award and the Olivier Award for Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it “a breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And “NBC Nightly News” declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”
DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award® winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony, Olivier and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman) and direction by four-time Tony Award® nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
Honored and beyond grateful to be here. Multi-instrumentalist from Chicago. Broadway: The Prom (OBC); National Tour: Newsies; TV/Film: Mare of Easttown, Chicago Med, Newsies Live, Dropping (upcoming); Selected Regional: Marcus in Murder for Two (FLMTF). Thanks to Richard Lissemore for showing me the way, Melissa Cross, Steve, Randi, Cady Huffman and Scott Weinstein. Thanks to the DEH team for welcoming me with such open arms. To Stacey, Danny and Ben for believing in me. To Mom and Dad for your unwavering support. To stream my upcoming EP and future announcements, check out www.anthonyjnorman.com
Alaina is elated to be making her professional debut! Proud alum of Yale University, B.A. Cognitive Science. Previous roles include Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), Wendla (Spring Awakening), Cinderella (Into The Woods) and Nina (In The Heights). Love and gratitude to the wonderful family, friends and mentors who have supported her, as well as Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano, Stacey Mindich and the entire DEH team. IG/Twitter: @laynieanderson. TikTok: @alainymous. alainanicoleanderson.com
Coleen starred on Broadway as Lucy when she was 20 years old in Jekyll and Hyde, as well as the TV version Jekyll and Hyde: Direct from Broadway opposite David Hasselhoff. National Tours: Wicked (Elphaba); Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham); Chicago (June/Go-To-Hell Kitty/US Mama Morton). Regional: Mamma Mia! (Donna); Spamalot (Lady of The Lake); End of the Rainbow (Judy Garland). Sending lots of love and thanks to the DEH/Tara Rubin teams and her Ma!
Lili is overjoyed to join DEH! Recently in Dave Malloy’s pre-Broadway run of Octet. Off-B’way: We’re Gonna Die (2nd Stage), The Hello Girls, Only Human. Select regional: Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Berkeley Rep, Milwaukee Rep, The Rev. BFA NYU/Tisch. BIG thanks to Kevin & TRC, Matt & Kat at DGRW, and my loves, Annabelle & Jack, for letting Mommy make and find her own map! Endless gratitude to Mom… this is for you. www.lili-thomas.com
Made his professional theatre debut at age 8 in The Rothschilds under the direction of Lonny Price. After an extended detour in film and television, August has finally found his way back to the stage. For all their support and love and guidance he would sincerely like to thank Deborah, Danna, Nichole, Jordan, Gia, Marianne, Melissa D., Richard H., The Faby’s, Take 3 and Michael Larsen.
John starred on Broadway as Sam/Bill in Mamma Mia!, original Broadway company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. First National Tour of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time. Film: Zodiac directed by Academy Award®-nominated David Fincher. TV: “Castle, “Monk,” “Las Vegas,” “The Black List,” “Mr. Robot,” “Big Love” among others. Hi to my students at Stephens College! John is ever grateful to wife Jenn.
Pablo is PUMPED to be joining the DEH fam! A Miami-born Cuban-American, he recently graduated from Northwestern University, specializing in vocal performance and musical theatre. His main artistic interests include acting, songwriting, music production and content creation. Find his music content on TikTok/Instagram @pablodlaucerica! Special thanks to Stewart Talent, Stacey Mindich, Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano and the entire DEH team. Lots of love to Mami, Papi, Kaki and the Primelles for their constant support.
She/Her. Micaela is thrilled to join the DEH fam! She’s a recent grad of the Texas State University BFA Musical Theatre program (go Bobcats!) and a Texas native. All the love & thanks to CGF, the DEH team, Tara Rubin casting and every teacher along the way. Love to her friends, family and especially mom & her grandparents. Love you always.
He/him. Jeffrey is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut in Dear Evan Hansen! Jackson MS Native and Current Student at CCM. LINK: Class 4, Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 on HBOMax. Favorite Shows include Pippin (CCM), Once (CCM). Huge Thank You to Mommy, Daddy, Daniel, Granny, Grandpa, Nana, PawPaw, Uncle John, TT, Kevin and EVERY SINGLE Teacher and Mentor who helped me get to this point. It takes a village.
She/her. Valeria is thrilled to be making her Broadway National Tour debut! She is endlessly grateful to the team at Tara Rubin, the DEH creative team, The Mine, her family and her Jesse for supporting this little Latina’s big dreams.
Ian recently finished his sophomore year at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he is proud to have played the roles of Eddie Birdlace (DOGFIGHT), and George Berger (HAIR). Ian is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful show and would like to thank his family, friends, professors, Rolando Sanz, the DEH team, Danny and Haley. Go Blue!
(He/Him) Reese is overjoyed to join the DEH family! Broadway: Mary Poppins. National Tours: Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast. Gratitude to DEH/Tara Rubin teams. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Nana, Frank, Roni, Warren, family, friends, teachers.
Gillian is over the moon to be making her national tour debut in Dear Evan Hansen! She is a proud member of the AAPI/multiracial community and is filled with gratitude for the actors whose work made her own career possible. BWMT. Thanks to family, chosen and biological, her mentors, the Tara Rubin team, CTG, A and her parents. Always for J. TikTok: @with_a_gee
Select Movie/TV: Blue Bloods, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, In The Heights, and Martin Eden. Off-Broadway: First Daughter Suite, GIANT. National Tour: In The Heights. Concert: PBS’ Great Performances: Bernstein’s MASS, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. For Adam Swope.
Daniel performed as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys more than 1,000 times with the Las Vegas, Toronto and touring companies, and in the national tour of Motown the Musical. He’s the author of Prospect High: Brooklyn, Braving the Bronx River, Becoming A Jersey Boy and There’s No Substitute for Empathy.
National Tour: DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Selected Regional: Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Old Globe Theater. BA in Theater SDSU, MFA American Conservatory Theater. All love and gratitude to my incredible family, friends and mentors for believing in me.
He/him. Pierce is so excited to make his professional debut with the DEH family. After studying for a year at NYU Tisch, he is thankful to travel the country and tell this beautiful story. Special thanks to family, friends and teachers.
Michael Greif received his fourth Tony nomination and a Helen Hayes Award for his work on Dear Evan Hansen. Other Broadway credits: Rent, Grey Gardens, Next to Normal, Never Gonna Dance, If/Then, War Paint. Recent work includes Make Believe (Second Stage; New York Times Best of 2019), Man in the Ring (Huntington Stage; Norton Award for Best Production), Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America (NY’s Signature Theatre); The Low Road and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…. (Public); and The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet at The Public’s Delacorte Theater. Off-Broadway, he’s received Obie Awards for Machinal, Dogeaters (Public), and Rent (NYTW), and has directed new plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, MTC, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop and at Second Stage, where he directed Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Repertory Company. Mr. Greif holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego.
Steven is a Tony Award®-winning playwright, screenwriter and television writer and producer. His plays include If I Forget, Core Values, Seven Minutes In Heaven and The Language of Trees. He wrote the book for the musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which won six Tony Awards®, including Best Book and Best Musical, as well as the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. He co-created and executive produced the FX series “Fosse/Verdon,” which was nominated for seventeen Emmy® Awards, including Best Limited Series and Best Writing for a Limited Series, as well as for Critics’ Choice Association and Producers Guild Awards, in addition to winning the Writers Guild Award and an AFI Award for Outstanding Series. Other honors include the OBIE Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award. Film projects include the adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…boom!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, for Netflix. He is a graduate of Brown University.
Oscar®, Grammy®, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are best known for their work on DEAR EVAN HANSEN, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman. Their accompanying albums for each project have appeared in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, the latter of which certified Platinum in over a dozen countries, including Triple Platinum in the US, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and Indonesia, Quadruple Platinum in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Australia, 6x Platinum in Singapore, 7x Platinum in the UK, 9x Platinum in Ireland and 10x Platinum in Korea. Other credits: Broadway – A Christmas Story, The Musical; Off-Broadway/Regional – Dogfight, James and the Giant Peach, Edges; Film – Aladdin, Trolls; Television – “Smash,” “The Flash” and “A Christmas Story, Live!” With the release of the novelization of Dear Evan Hansen, Benj and Justin became The New York Times Best-Selling Authors. Upcoming film projects include Disney’s live-action Snow White, Sony’s live-action hybrid musical Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and an original live-action musical with Apple.
Danny has choreographed two Best Musical Tony winners: Fun Home and Dear Evan Hansen. His other Broadway credits are The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. For television, he staged the theatrical sequences for “RISE” on NBC and makes dances for “Dickinson” on Apple+. Other favorite credits include Good Person of Szechwan starring Taylor Mac, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing in Central Park, an international tour of The Sound of Music and the off-Broadway musical Miss You Like Hell. He has been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire Awards. MFA from Brown University, BS from the University of Evansville.
Alex Lacamoire is four-time Grammy®, three-time Tony, and Emmy® winner for his work on Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, In The Heights and FX’s mini-series “Fosse/Verdon.” His credits as music director, arranger and/or orchestrator include: Message in a Bottle (London), The Wrong Man (Off-Broadway), Annie (2011 Broadway Revival), Bring It On, The People in the Picture, 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy noms), Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Wicked, Bat Boy and Godspell (2001 National Tour). Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis and to his wife, Ileana.
Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice (Tony nom.), Hamilton (Tony nom.), Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint (Tony nom.), Bandstand, Misery, Motown the Musical, Vanya and Sonia…, Annie, Bring It On, Godspell, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, and Bridge & Tunnel. TV: “91st Academy Awards” (Emmy® nom.), “Grease: Live!” (Emmy® winner). Concert: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli. Dad: Stella & Vivian.
Peter Nigrini has been a pioneer in the integration of digital media and live theatre for the past fifteen years. On Broadway, his designs include Ain’t Too Proud, Beetlejuice (Tony nominations for both), The Spongebob Musical, Amelié, The Best Man, An Act of God, and Fela!. Off-Broadway, he designed David Byrne’s Here Lies Love, Grounded (directed by Julie Taymor) and a series of adaptations with Robert Woodruff including Dostoyevsky’s Notes From Underground, Bergman’s Autumn Sonata and Fassbinder’s In a Year of Thirteen Moons. Outside of conventional theater, he designed Real Enemies, a multimedia piece conceived with Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler for the 18-piece jazz ensemble The Secret Society, the Grace Jones’ Hurricane Tour and Blind Date, an evening-long dance piece for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. He was part of a decade-long collaboration with Nature Theater of Oklahoma for which he designed every aspect of their productions including No Dice, Romeo And Juliet, and the multipart work Life & Times.
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
Broadway: Lobby Hero, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Significant Other, Bright Star, Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Nom), The Visit (Tony Nom), Airline Highway (Tony Nom), The Nance (Tony Nom), Of Mice and Men (Tony Nom), Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theatre, NYTW, The Public (NYSF), Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, The Vineyard, others. West End: Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward), A Nice Fish (Harold Pinter Theatre), Blackbird (Albery Theatre).
Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award®), Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Freestyle Love Supreme, The Cher Show, Bandstand, Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Over thirty Broadway productions with Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, In The Heights.
Broadway-Highlights: Mrs Doubtfire, Moulin Rouge, Frozen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), She Loves Me, Curious Incident…, Gigi, Bridges of Madison County, If/Then, Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention Of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Sideshow, Steel Pier. Film credits: Peter Pan-Live NBC, Sound of Music-Live NBC, It’s Complicated, Angels In America (Emmy Nominated), To Wong Foo…
Jennifer Lord is an award-winning hair stylist determined to change the perception of natural hair. Along with her commitment to social justice, she’s worked behind the curtain of some of the country’s most exclusive runway shows during New York Fashion Week and recently styled for The Met Gala, 2021. Jennifer entered the theatre industry in 2019 and is now educating hair stylists in theater, film and television on the historical components of natural hair.
Broadway: Wicked (assistant conductor), The Woman in White, …Spelling Bee, Wonderful Town, In My Life. Pre-Broadway: The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Anastasia, Finding Neverland. MD for Clay Aiken, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street, Stephanie J. Block, BCEFA. Ben’s arrangements have been heard on TV, albums, concerts, theme parks and cruise lines. Ithaca and NYU grad. Love to Sean and Allister.
Garret Healey has been with the Dear Evan Hansen tour since its opening in 2018 and was fortunate enough to make his Broadway debut with the show in 2019. He has also toured with the musical Kinky Boots as Associate Music Director and has worked as a keyboardist for Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to his work as a music director, he is passionate about education and spent the 2020-2021 school year as a paraprofessional at Stoneham Central Middle School in Stoneham, MA. Love to Mom, Dad, Evan and Jack.
Selected Broadway: Falsettos; Miss Saigon; A Bronx Tale; 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: Terms of Endearment; The Band’s Visit; 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.
is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays/musicals, committed to creating work about the LGBTQ+ and Middle Eastern communities. Recent directing: The Model American (Williamstown, world premiere). Associate: Public Theater, MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe, Huntington. Fellowships: NYTW, Williamstown, Drama League, Ars Nova. Full credits: dannysharron.com
Broadway Associate: The Cher Show, My Fair Lady (LCT, National Tour), SpongeBob Squarepants, War Paint, If/Then. International Supervisor: Wicked. Choreographer: Dancin’ Broadway (tour), Joseph….(Casa Mañana). www.markmyars.com
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.
Jovon is a proud graduate of Michigan State University. His credits include the National Tours of: Miss Saigon, Waitress, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Much love to Sheila Marie, always.
is a proud graduate of the SM program at the University of Cincinnati – College – Conservatory of Music (CCM). Touring Credits: Spring Awakening, South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Bodyguard, Waitress, School of Rock and Jersey Boys. Other Credits include: Weston Playhouse, BlueMan Group – Orlando.
Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Oklahoma!, IF/THEN. Tours: Fun Home, IF/THEN. Select Off-Broadway: Richard III (Public), A Case for… (Signature), Oklahoma! (St Ann’s), Summer and Smoke (CSC), Dying For It (Atlantic), Much Ado… (The Public), Far From Heaven (Playwrights) Talley’s Folly (Roundabout). Barnard College.