Ben Platt says he wants to be back on Broadway when theatres reopen

Ben Platt has revealed his hopes of returning to Broadway when the theatres reopen.

The star of stage and screen is best known for originating the title role in Dear Evan Hansen, winning a Tony, Grammy and Emmy award for his performances.

Currently starring in Netflix series The Politician, Platt says he is hoping to be back on stage in a new project soon.

He shared with Deadline: “I really try to take each project that comes my way at face value, regardless of the medium, and just look at, is the character something that I’ve never played before, something that’s interesting to me, something that’s going to challenge me, or is it with collaborators that I’ve been admiring, wanting to work with? Just something that is kind of uncharted territory for me.

“But in terms of right at this moment, I’m definitely hankering – I think we’re all hankering – to have live experiences. I’m certainly hankering to be back on stage and in the theater. I’m looking at film offers and scripts, but once it’s possible, I’m certainly looking to get back on stage.”

Platt went on to reveal that he had been looking into appear in a play before the ongoing pandemic hit.

He explained: “I was really excited about the prospect of doing some sort of classic dramatic piece, a straight play, and sort of experiment with the experience of getting to have the live Broadway lifestyle without all of the stress of maintaining my vocal ability and all that.

“So we were looking at some titles, and I was talking to some producers, but nothing concrete. And then, obviously, once this hit, everything hit pause.”

In the meantime you can get your Ben Platt fix with his solo concert on Netflix.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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