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Tony Winner Ben Platt Will Exit 'Dear Evan Hansen' in November

Ben Platt, the star of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, will be exiting the show.

“2 readings, 2 workshops, 3 productions and almost 4 years- hard to fathom that’s it’s nearly time to say goodbye to Evan and my DEH family,” Ben wrote in response to a tweet that announced he would be leaving on November 19.

Ben won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical this past June for his work as Evan Hansen in the show.

No replacement actor has been announced and the show will continue after Ben leaves.

Tony Winner Ben Platt Joins 'Will & Grace' in Guest Starring Role

Ben Platt is set to guest star on the upcoming revival season of Will & Grace!

The 23-year-old Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen actor will appear on the October 5 episode of the comedy series, but his role is not yet known.

Ben is currently on vacation from his Broadway gig so that he can film the guest spot in Los Angeles. He joined stars Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Debra Messing, and Sean Hayes for a group photo on set!

The first live taping of the season for Will & Grace took place on Wednesday (August 9).

Katie Holmes Takes Daughter Suri to See 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway!

Katie Holmes and daughter Suri had a cute mother-daughter date in New York City!

The 38-year-old actress recently took her 11-year-old daughter to see Broadway’s hit musical Dear Evan Hansen.

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This was Suri‘s first time seeing the musical while Katie has seen it twice before.

After the show, Katie and Suri headed backstage where they took a cute picture with the show’s star Ben Platt.

Suri also took to the Dear Evan Hansen celeb autograph wall and signed it herself.

See Suri‘s signature in the gallery below!

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Ben Platt Responds to Criticism for Not Meeting Fans at 'Dear Evan Hansen' Stage Door

Ben Platt has taken to Twitter to respond to some messages of hate he has received for not meeting fans at the stage door following performances of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen.

Fans regularly line up outside of the actors’ stage door following each show to greet the stars while they exit the theater. While Ben often does greet fans and signs autographs, he sometimes is too exhausted from his emotionally draining (and Tony-winning) performance to spend the extra time with fans after work.

“Performing Dear Evan Hansen every night is wonderful but also hugely tough – as much as I would like to be out there every night, very often I cannot come to the stage door after the performance,” Ben wrote in a note on Twitter. “My priority must always be self-care so I can recreate the same quality show each night. That’s my job, and what each and every audience member is paying for and deserves.”

“Before you tweet hateful things about how I don’t value out incredible fans when I can’t come to the door, please pause to consider that my responsibility to them is first and foremost to give my all each night. I preserve myself because I value each of them deeply,” he added.

While getting to meet a star after a Broadway show is an added bonus sometimes, the performers have no obligation to greet fans as a meet-and-greet is not part of the ticket being purchased!

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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