Ben originated the role of Evan Hansen in "Dear Evan Hansen" in 2016.
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5. Ben originated the role of Evan Hansen in "Dear Evan Hansen" in 2016.
Dear Evan Hansen originally started in Washington DC and then moved into an off-Broadway theatre before it established itself as an original Broadway show. Ben played the title character in all three productions. His last performance as Evan was in November 2017.