Ben Platt Signs Deal With Atlantic Records
The Tony Award-winning actor will leave Dear Evan Hansen November 19.
Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) has signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records, according to reports from Billboard. The contract marks the first for Platt and will result in the Broadway star's debut solo album. Further details on the contract have yet to be released.
Platt made his Broadway debut in January of 2014, joining the cast of The Book of Mormon as Elder Cunningham after playing the role in the Chicago engagement. His sophomore Broadway outing came in November of 2016 when performances of Dear Evan Hansen began at the Music Box Theatre, a role that would earn him the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Platt's film credits include Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
With a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a Tony-winning book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen is described as follows: "All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter — that led to the inciden t— that started the lie — that ignited a movement — that inspired a community — and changed Evan's status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?"
As previously reported, Platt's last performance will be November 19.
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