Taylor Trensch is Broadway's new Evan Hansen.
Taylor Trensch is Broadway's new Evan Hansen.
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Taylor Trensch will begin performances in the title role of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen on February 6, producers have announced. He replaces Noah Galvin, who departs the company on February 4. The character was originated by Tony winner Ben Platt.

Original cast members Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mike Faist, Michael Park, and Will Roland will remain with the musical through May 2018, with Kristolyn Lloyd remaining with the show through February 2018.

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: "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in." Michael Greif directs.

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