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'Dear Evan Hansen' Casts 16-Year-Old High School Student Andrew Barth Feldman in Title Role!

'Dear Evan Hansen' Casts 16-Year-Old High School Student Andrew Barth Feldman in Title Role!

Dear Evan Hansen has found its new Evan Hansen – 16-year-old high school junior Andrew Barth Feldman!

If you don’t know, the show is a smash hit on Broadway and Andrew will be taking over the role on January 30, 2019.

“As a real-life high school student, I relate to the character of Evan Hansen immensely. And as a performer, it’s obviously been a dream of mine to sing Pasek & Paul’s amazing score – I’m so excited to get to make my Broadway debut in this show that means so much to me and my peers,” Andrew said in a statement.

Andrew will be the youngest person to take on the intense role and will be the first actual high-school student to play Evan on Broadway. The role was made famous by Ben Platt, who won a Tony for his work in the show.

You can watch a video of Andrew performing right here!

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