Ben Platt

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Ben Platt
Ben Platt SXSW 2019.jpg
Platt in 2019
Born
Benjamin Schiff Platt

(1993-09-24) September 24, 1993 (age 28)
EducationColumbia University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2002–present
Partner(s)Noah Galvin (2020–present)
Parent(s)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
LabelsAtlantic
Websitebenplattmusic.com

Benjamin Schiff 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]

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. 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.