Dear Evan Hansen – 9 Tony Nominations 2017
9 Tony NOMINATIONS
Best Musical – Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical- Ben Platt
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Mike Faist
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Rachel Bay Jones
Best Book of a Musical – Steven Levenson
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Japhy Weideman
Best Direction of a Musical – Michael Greif
Best Orchestrations – Alex Lacamoire
All his life Evan Hansen has felt invisible. To his peers, to the girl he loves, sometimes even to his own mother. But that was before he wrote the letter – that led to the incident- that started the lie – that ignited a movement – that inspired a community – and changed Evan’s status from the ultimate outsider into the somebody everyone wants to know. But how long can Evan keep his secret? And at what price?
Dear Evan Hansen is the original new musical making its New York premiere this spring at Second Stage Theatre, following a sold-out run in Washington, D.C., where The New York Times hailed it as “entertainingly smart and radiating charm, wit and humour.” The musical unites the award-winning creators behind some of Second Stage’s most celebrated productions. A brand new score features the talents of the Tony-nominated composing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight and NBC’s “Smash”). Directed by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif(Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens) and written by Steven Levenson (Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”).