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Ben Platt Visits 'Dear Evan Hansen' to Watch Friend Taylor Trensch in the Role!

Ben Platt has returned to Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen… as an audience member!

The 24-year-old Tony-winning actor sat in the audience and watched his friend Taylor Trensch perform the role, which he originated.

“I saw a musical. These people were in it. They were good. The boy on the left made me cry,” Ben captioned a photo on Instagram with Taylor and his leading lady Laura Dreyfuss.

Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones, who plays Evan’s mom in the musical, also posted a photo with the two Evans.

Taylor will be starring in the show through the end of the year. Go see it!!!

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Ben Platt Wins at Daytime Emmys 2018, Oscar Away From EGOT!

Ben Platt is so close to winning the award grand slam!

During the 2018 Daytime Emmys on Friday night (April 27), the 24-year-old Broadway star and his Dear Evan Hansen co-stars – including Rachel Bay Jones – won the award for Best Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.

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The cast of the hit Broadway musical won for their performance of “You will Be Found” on The Today Show.

Ben and Rachel are now only an Oscar away from achieving the EGOT grand slam of show business awards.

The co-stars have now won an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony for their roles in Dear Evan Hansen.

Congrats Ben and Rachel!

Darren Criss & Ben Platt Toast to Stephen Schwartz at 70th Birthday Celebration Concert!

Darren Criss is dapper in a suit while hitting red carpet at the Dramatists Guild Foundation’s Toast to Stephen Schwartz with a 70th Birthday Celebration Concert held at The Hudson Theatre on Monday (April 23) in New York City.

The 31-year-old Assassination of Gianni Versace star was joined at the event by Judith Light, Ben Platt, Laura Osnes, Alex Newell, and brothers Casey and Corey Cott.

The concert opened with a video montage of Broadway greats Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Patti Lupone, Victor Garber and Kelli O’Hara wishing Stephen a Happy Birthday and praising him for his work.

Darren hit the stage to thank Stephen for being a mentor and for all of his amazing work within the community, and then performed an original interpretation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame‘s “Out There,” playing the song on his guitar and from the heart.

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Shawn Mendes, Sterling K. Brown, & Ben Platt Suit Up for Time 100 Gala

Shawn Mendes is all smiles as he arrives at the 2018 Time 100 Gala on Tuesday night (April 24) at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 19-year-old singer looked handsome in a navy suit as he was hit the red carpet alongside Ben Platt, Trevor Noah, and Sterling K. Brown along with his This Is Us wife Susan Kelechi Watson.

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Other guests at the event included Keegan Michael Key and fiancee Elisa Pugliese, RuPaul and husband Georges LeBar, along with Ronan Farrow and mom Mia Farrow.

You can check out the full list of Time 100 Most Influential People here!

FYI: Trevor is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna Couture tux. Sterling is wearing a SUITS by Curtis Eliot suit, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Chopard timepiece. Ben is wearing a Todd Snyder tux.

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt Perform 'Found / Tonight' at March For Our Lives (Video)

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt appear on stage together for a performance at the March For Our Lives on Saturday (March 24) in Washington, D.C.

The Tony-winning performers performed their song “Found/Tonight,” a mash-up of the songs “You Will Be Found” from Ben‘s show Dear Evan Hansen and “The Story of Tonight” from Lin‘s show Hamilton.

All proceeds from the sale of the song on iTunes have been going to March For Our Lives. Go purchase it now and support the cause!

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