Checking in With Taylor Trensch, Dear Evan Hansen's Newest Star
Meet the young actor taking on one of Broadway's toughest roles.
Just a few months ago, Taylor Trensch was singing and dancing to Jerry Herman showstoppers as Barnaby Tucker in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! There are only a few blocks between the Shubert Theatre and the Music Box, but Trensch might as well be a world away as the newest star of last year's Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. He dives headfirst into the meaty role (originated by Tony Award winner Ben Platt) and channels his own teenage experiences to do it. We caught up with Trensch a few weeks into his run to hear about how he's settling into his new Broadway digs and what it takes to pull off this big role night after night.