Ben Platt ’11 creates Broadway mash-up with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ben Platt ’11 teamed up with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the new song “Found/Tonight,” which reached number two on iTunes Top Charts, to help the organization March For Our Lives. The song is a mash-up including songs from Miranda’s production “Hamilton,” as well as “Dear Evan Hansen,” a Broadway show which Platt starred in […]

HW Life publishes new design this year

The most recent winter issue of HWLife, a magazine that highlights the school’s notable alumni, showcased a new, modern design. Alumni in the magazine featured Broadway actor Ben Platt ’11, LAUSD District 4 board member Nick Melvoin ’04 and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Daniel Hogsta ’05. The magazine included articles from the Chronicle as well […]

Ben Platt ’11 receives first Tony Award

Ben Platt ’11 receives first Tony Award

Hitting a milestone in his career, Ben Platt ’11 received his first Tony award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in “Dear Evan Hansen” at the 71st Tony Awards. Platt has starred as the lead in the musical since its debut performance at the Washington Arena Stage in summer 2015. The musical […]

Alumnus makes Time 100 list

Time Magazine named Ben Platt ’11 one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2017 April 20, following his starring role in the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” The alum, best known for performances in the Chicago and Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon as well as in the Pitch Perfect series, was named […]

Platt brothers to star in New York musicals

Platt brothers to star in New York musicals

Jonah Platt ’04 will make his Broadway debut Sept. 15 as Fiyero in “Wicked,” and his brother Ben Platt ’11 will perform the titular role in an off-Broadway production of “Dear Evan Hansen.” Jonah will play the male lead, the local prince of Oz and Elphaba’s love interest, in the 12th anniversary of “Wicked,” which […]

Rising Star

Ben Platt ’11 will star in the upcoming Chicago production of “The Book of Mormon,” playing the role of missionary Elder Arnold Cunningham. The musical is scheduled to premiere Dec. 11 at the Bank of America Theatre and end in Oct. 2013, but show dates are expected to be extended. This will be the first […]