Ben Platt 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 coming-of-age 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.