Come November, Dear Evan Hansen is losing its Evan Hansen.
Ben Platt will give his last performance in the Broadway musical’s titular role on Sunday, Nov. 19, EW has confirmed. Platt also confirmed the news via social media on Tuesday.
Platt originated the role of shy teen Evan Hansen in the 2015 Washington D.C. production, continued through an Off-Broadway run at Second Stage in New York City, and stayed with the show as it catapulted it to the Great White Way in November 2016. He was this year’s Broadway darling, making audiences sob along with him during his intensely emotional solos, and earned a Tony Award for best actor in a musical back in June. The actor was also recently tapped for a guest spot on NBC’s Will & Grace revival.
A new Evan actor has not yet been announced. Whoever it is, he’s got a big arm cast to fill.