Jordan Fisher Nabs Starring Role In Broadway’s Next Run Of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Jordan Fisher is heading back to Broadway.

The actor, 25, is set to take on the role of Evan Hansen in the Tony Award-winning hit Dear Evan Hansen, starting in the New Year.

In a statement, Fisher gushed about fulfilling a dream with this new gig, “Evan Hansen is a 16-course meal for an actor. The complexity of this boy is akin to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in my opinion.”

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Fisher added, “I doubt I’ll ever forget the first time I sat in the Music Box to see it, and the idea of being a part of that memory for others is mind-blowing. I’m so honoured to join this amazing company.”

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The already iconic role was made famous by Ben Platt, who went on to win Best Actor in a Musical at the Tony Awards in 2017.

“Dear Evan Hansen” follows anxious high schooler Evan Hansen, who writes himself a letter that is mistaken for a classmate’s suicide note. But in the world driven by social media, Evan’s letter wrongly propels himself into the popular crowd and quickly becomes a viral sensation.

Fisher made his Broadway debut in Lin Manuel Miranda’s megahit Hamilton. He’s also had starring roles in both Fox Network’s “Grease: Live” and “Rent: Live”, he won the 25th season of “Dancing With The Stars” and will appear in Netflix’s upcoming “To All The Boys I Loved Before” sequel.

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