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Jacob Soboroff 01 addresses the audience filled with hundreds of friends and family of Ted Walch in Taper Gym.

School hosts 800+ for celebration of Ted Walch’s career

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Community members celebrated the life and career of former Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Ted Walch at an event at the Upper School on Sunday. Walch, who...

Chance Walker 21 and Izzy Welsh 22 moderate the mental health discussion with panelists Natalie Margolin 10 and Ben Platt 10.

Tony Award winner Ben Platt ’10 and award-winning playwright Natalie Margolin ’10 participate in student-led mental health discussion

Katharine Steers March 5, 2021

Award-winning playwright Natalie Margolin ’10 and actor Ben Platt ’10 spoke to students about their experiences with mental health during a Community Flex Time webinar Thursday. Members of Bring...

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

James Lassiter March 20, 2018

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...

HW Life publishes new design this year

Casey Kim January 11, 2018

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...

THEATER THROWBACK: Ben Platt ’11 stars in his final musical production at Harvard-Westlake as the titular character of “Pippin.” Platt is currently starring in the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” in which he portrays a socially anxious teenager.

Ben Platt ’11 receives first Tony Award

Caty Szeto August 31, 2017

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...

Alumnus makes Time 100 list

Kate Schrage April 26, 2017

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...

Jonah Platt 04 performs as Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway. His brother Ben Platt 11 will be off -Broadway in the spring. Photo used with permission of Jonah Platt

Platt brothers to star in New York musicals

Kamala Durairaj September 3, 2015

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...

Rising Star

David Gisser November 9, 2012

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...

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