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Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He began his acting career in musical theater as a child and appeared in productions of The Sound of Music (2006) and The Book of Mormon (2012–2015), rising to prominence for originating the title role in Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017). His performance in the latter earned him multiple accolades, including the Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Awards, which made him one of the few people to do so. At 23, Ben is the youngest Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical solo winner. Platt will reprise the role of Evan Hansen in the upcoming 2021 film adaptation of the musical.
Platt's film credits include Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Ricki and the Flash (2015), and Run This Town (2019). Since 2019, he has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
In 2017, Platt was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
Platt signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 and released his debut studio album, Sing to Me Instead, in March 2019. In May 2020, a concert film, titled Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall, debuted on Netflix. On April 20, 2021, Platt dropped the lead single "Imagine" for his second studio album entitled Reverie which was released on August 13th, 2021. A second single titled "Happy to Be Sad" was released on July 16th, 2021.Best Ben Platt Songs of All Time