Ben Platt

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Ben Platt
Platt in 2019
Benjamin Schiff Platt

(1993-09-24) September 24, 1993 (age 30)
EducationColumbia University
  • Actor
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2002–present
PartnerNoah Galvin (2020–present)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano

Benjamin Schiff “Ben” Platt (born September 24, 1993)[1] is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is known for his main role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017). This role earned him a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award.[2] At 23, Platt became the youngest individual winner of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.[3] Platt played the role of Evan Hansen in 2021 movie version of the musical.[4]

Platt is openly gay.[5]

Albums[change | change source]

Studio album by
ReleasedMay 31, 2024 (2024-05-31)
  • David Cobb
  • Alex Hope
Ben Platt chronology
Dear Evan Hansen (film)
Singles from Ben Platt
  1. "Andrew"
    Released: March 14, 2024
  2. "Cherry on Top"
    Released: April 11, 2024

Honeymind is Platts' upcoming third studio album. It will be released on May 31, 2024, via Interscope Records.

Platt announced the album on social media, inspired by a hike he took with his fianceé, Noah Galvin. The album was written over two years across Nashville, Savannah, Los Angeles, and New York.[6] Two singles preceded the album: "Andrew" on March 14, and "Cherry on Top" on April 11.

On March 18, 2024, Platt announced he would perform a three-week concert residency from May 28 to June 15 at the newly remodeled Palace Theatre on Broadway.[7]

On April 11, 2024, Platt announced his third concert tour to promote Honeymind.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 24–30". National Post. Associated Press. September 19, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. Montgomery, Daniel (April 28, 2018). "EGOT Watch: Ben Platt & Rachel Bay Jones ('Dear Evan Hansen') win Daytime Emmys, are now an Oscar away from grand slam". Gold Derby. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. "Tony Awards 2017 updates: 'Dear Evan Hansen' and Bette Midler are among the night's big winners". Los Angeles Times. 12 June 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  4. "Tony Awards 2017: Complete Winners List". Variety. June 11, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. "Ben Platt opens up about his sexuality on his album, Sing to Me Instead". PopBuzz. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  6. Major, Michael (March 12, 2024). "Ben Platt to Release New 'Honeymind' Album in May". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  7. Huston, Caitlin (March 18, 2024). "Ben Platt to Play Concert Residency at Refurbished Palace Theatre on Broadway". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  8. Wild, Stephi (April 11, 2024). "Ben Platt Will Embark on 'The Honeymind Tour' Beginning This Summer; Full List of Dates!". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved April 12, 2024.