Laura Dreyfuss applauds Taylor Trensch after he officially takes over the title role in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen.
Laura Dreyfuss applauds Taylor Trensch after he officially takes over the title role in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen.
(© Tricia Baron)

Taylor Trensch officially began performances in the title role of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen on February 6, and the cast helped honor their new lead during curtain call. Trensch replaces Noah Galvin, who departed 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. Michael Greif directs.

Taylor Trensch waves to the audience during curtain call.
Taylor Trensch waves to the audience during curtain call.
(© Tricia Baron)

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."

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