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Ben Platt Celebrates High School Musical Theatre at Jimmy Awards 2017!

Ben Platt is dapper in a blue suit while hitting the red carpet at the 2017 National High School Musical Theatre Jimmy Awards held at Planet Hollywood Times Square on Monday evening (June 26) in New York City.

The 23-year-old Dear Evan Hansen star served as host for the ceremony, which honors the best in this year’s high school musical theater talent.

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Seventy-four finalists, who earned top honors at their respective regional competitions, performed to vie for the Best Actor and Actress titles.

Ben recently won Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the title role in Dear Evan Hansen at the 2017 Tony Awards!

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Ben Platt Sends Inspiring Message During Acceptance Speech at Tony Awards 2017 (Video)

Ben Platt gave one of the most inspiring speeches of the night for his Best Leading Actor in a Musical win at the 2017 Tony Awards!

The 23-year-old Dear Evan Hansen sent an inspiring message to young people while accepting his award on stage at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night (June 11) in New York City.

WATCH NOW: See video of Ben Platt performing at the Tonys

“To all young people watching at home, don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody else because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful,” he said after his rapid-paced acceptance speech. Do you know anyone who can talk as fast as him under that pressure?!


Ben Platt Wins Best Leading Actor In A Musical
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Ben Platt Sings 'Waving Through A Window' at Tony Awards 2017 (Video)

Ben Platt belts out “Waving Through A Window” from Dear Evan Hansen while performing at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 11).

The 23-year-old actor won the Best Actor in a Musical award for his amazing work in the show. The show also won Best Musical. Congrats!

Ben‘s performance at the Tony’s is so impressive considering he was on vocal rest this week on doctor’s orders.

Watch the performance below, and check out Dear Evan Hansen if you’re in the New York area.


Ben Platt Sings ‘Waving Through A Window’ at Tony Awards 2017

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Bette Midler & Ben Platt Win Tonys for Best Actress & Actor!

Bette Midler and Ben Platt hold their Tonys while accept the awards on stage at the 2017 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 11) in New York City

The legendary actress won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Hello, Dolly and she might have also won the distinction of only person to outlast the music trying to play the winner off stage!

Bette told the producers to “shut that crap off” while trying to give her acceptance speech and she continued to speak even after the music ended.

Ben, who is just 23, won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his work in Dear Evan Hansen.

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Ben Platt Could Win Tony Award 2017 Tonight for 'Dear Evan Hansen'!

Ben Platt might be a Tony winner in just a few hours!

The 23-year-old actor – who is pictured here on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 11) in New York City – is up for the Best Actor in a Musical award for his work in Dear Evan Hansen.

See the full list of Tony Awards nominations in case you missed it. Best of luck to all of the nominees!

Evan will be performing “Waving Through a Window,” a song from the show, during the live telecast.

Tune into the 2017 Tony Awards tonight on CBS! The show is hosted by Kevin Spacey.

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'Dear Evan Hansen' Star Ben Platt on Vocal Rest Before Tony Awards Performance

Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt won’t be performing leading up to this weekend’s Tony Awards.

The 23-year-old Broadway star took to his Twitter to announce that his doctor had ordered vocal rest ahead of his big award show performance.

“Hello, wonderful Evan Hansen fans. I wanted to share that I just came from the doctor and I’m so sorry to report that he’s put me on vocal rest, which means I have to call out of the show tonight,” he wrote.

Evan added, “I work very hard to avoid missing, but I must of course listen to the doctor’s orders and preserve long-term health to miss as few future shows as possible.”

It sounds like Ben has high hopes that he’ll be better in time for the Tonys on Sunday though!

“Hoping to be back sometime this weekend, and the doc is certain that at the latest I’ll be A-OK by the time we reach Sunday night for the Tony performance. I feel alright but just can’t make a peep. I’m so, so very sorry to disappoint. Much Love. Sincerely, Me,” Ben concluded.

In addition to performing, Ben is also nominated for Best Actor in a Musical.

Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt Performs 'For Forever' on 'Colbert' (Video)

Ben Platt is the Tony-nominated star of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and he performed one of the show’s songs during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (May 22) in New York City.

The 23-year-old actor, who just became the youngest person to win the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, sang the song “For Forever.”

This was the first time that Ben performed the song outside of the context of the musical, which is nominated for a bunch of Tonys.

Watch below!


Ben Platt Performs ‘For Forever’

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