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Ben Platt Tells the Story About Going to Prom with Beanie Feldstein

Ben Platt Tells the Story About Going to Prom with Beanie Feldstein

Did you know that Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein went to high school together and even were prom dates?!

The 27-year-old actor opened up about going to prom with Beanie, 28, while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (September 15) in New York City.

Click inside to find out what Ben had to say…

“We were best friends in high school and we were prom dates and my favorite part about that now is that when I asked her to prom I sent her flowers and I wrote a little card that said … Beanie loves Funny Girl, which for those who don’t know she’s going to star in Funny Girl on Broadway this year, which is wild. I always knew she loved Funny Girl so [the card] said, ‘Don’t rain on my parade. Please come to prom with me,’” Ben said. “And now she’s Fanny Brice.”

“We were big theater nerds together. We starred in all the musicals together in high school and it was always our dream,” Ben continued. “She actually … for my 16th birthday she gave me little cufflinks and she gave me a little note that I have saved that said, ‘Wear these when you win your first Tony.’ and I did. I wore them at Radio City.”

Ben won a Tony Award for his work in the musical Dear Evan Hansen and now he stars in the film adaptation, which hits theaters on September 24.

Watch Ben perform “Waving Through a Window” below!

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