The hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen has been adapted for a film. Find out Where are the original cast members from the stage show now?
The stage musical is a huge hit on Broadway and the West End.
Based on author Steven Levenson’s book, the music and the lyrics of the musical are created by musicians Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Following its massive success on Broadway, the show was adapted for a movie.
The trailer for Dear Evan Hansen, the movie got was released on May 18.
Who is in Dear Evan Hansen original cast?
The original cast of Dear Evan Hansen, the Broadway show included stage actors like Ben Platt, Olivia Puckett, Michael Park, Michael Lee Brown, Garett Long, Rachel Bay Jones and others.
Over the years several actors played the characters on stage. Many original cast members have played characters interchangeably as well.
For instance, Ben Platt’s rendition of Evan Hansen is the most popular. But the character has also been played by cast member Michael Lee.
Furthermore, Michael Lee has also played the character of Connor Murphy, Evans bully.
Actress Garrett Long who earlier played Cynthia Murphy, Connor’s mom has now been cast as Heidi Hansen (Evan’s mom) in the musical.
Where is Dear Evan Hansen’s original cast now?
Ben stars as the lead in the new musical adaptation based on Broadway show. According to his Instagram handle, Ben is also pursuing a career in music. He recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and performed his new song Imagine.
Olivia initially starred as Zoe Murphy in the musical, who is Evan’s longtime crush. She currently plays Alana Beck, Evan’s melodramatic classmate.
She is also the star of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, where she plays the dual roles of Peggy Schuyler / Maria Reynolds.
Actress Garrett Long currently plays Heidi Murphy. According to her Instagram, she is also one of the people behind the travel and camping assistance website ‘Tentrr’.
Jennifer Laura Thompson
Jennifer currently plays Cynthia Murphy on the Broadway show.
While many actors have played interchanged characters and dual roles, Michael remains the OG cast member who has always played Larry Murphy.
Larry is Connor and Zoe’s father.
Michael was also a part of Netflix’s Stranger Things. He portrayed Tom Holloway in the show’s third season.