Ben Platt has been receiving some “hate” on Twitter. Fans of the star aren’t happy he didn’t meet theatre-goers after his recent “Dear Evan Hansen” performances.
Every show, people line up at the Broadway stage door with hopes to catch a glimpse of the Tony winner. But as the actor said on Twitter, he can’t always come to the door, “Performing ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ every night is wonderful but also hugely tough,” he wrote. “As much as I would like to be out there every night, very often I cannot come to the stage door after the performance. Mt priority mms always be self-care so I can recreate the same quality show each night. That’s my job, and what each and every audience member is paying for and deserves.”
And while the “Pitch Perfect” star is able to visit with the audience after some of his performances, he asks fans to consider the strain the show has on him, “Before you tweet hateful things about how I don’t value our incredible fans when I can’t come to the door, please pause to consider that my responsibility to them is first and foremost to give my all each night. I preserve myself because I value each of them deeply.”
Platt is fresh off a Tony win for his work in “Dear Evan Hansen”.