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BEN PLATT at Ravinia

  • Friday, June 28, 2024
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Ravinia




Ben Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He  began his acting career in musical theater as a child and appeared in productions of The Sound of Music (2006) and The Book of Mormon (2012–2015), rising to prominence for originating the title role in Broadway coming-of-age musical Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017). His performance in the latter earned him multiple accolades, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, the youngest solo recipient of the award at the time, in addition to a Daytime Emmy, and Grammy Award.

Platt reprised the role of Evan Hansen in the 2021 film adaptation of the musical, produced by his father. He then played Leo Frank in the 2022 New York City Center Gala production of Parade, which transferred to Broadway in 2023 and earned him another nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Platt's film credits include the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017), Ricki and the Flash (2015), Run This Town (2019), and Theater Camp (2023), the latter of which he also co-wrote. Since 2019, he has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

In 2017, Platt was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Ravinia's lovely gardens open at 4:30 and lawn seats are $49. Pavilion seating is much higher, but get your tickets from Ravinia after April 24. Their site says the price goes up the week before the event.

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