Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

By Steven Levenson

Lyrics and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul 

Originally produced at Arena Stage, Washington, DC

July 10 - August 23, 2015

About the Premiere Production:


A letter, a lie, a life he never dreamed he could have.

Evan Hansen (Pitch Perfect's Ben Platt) is about to get everything he’s ever wanted: the girl of his dreams, the perfect family he’s always longed for and a chance to finally fit in. He just has to hope that his chance to connect isn’t blown by the secrets he has to conceal.

Featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal), Dear Evan Hansen is a moving and original musical about more than how we share, like or friend; it’s about how we love, feel and survive in the modern world.

Cast: Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, Alexis Molnar, Michael Park, Ben Platt, Will Roland, and Jennifer Laura Thompson.


Director: Michael Grief

Choreographer: Danny Mefford

Production Stage Manager: Judith Schoenfeld

Music Director: Dror Baitel & Ben Cohn

Music Supervisor: Alex Lacamore

Associate Projection Design/Programmer: Grant McDonald

Projection Design: Peter Nigrini

Scenic Design: David Korins

Assistant Stage Manager: Michael McGoff

Lighting Design: Japhy Weideman

Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

Subsequent Productions: