Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He began his career in theater as a child and appeared in Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon (2012–2013) and Dear Evan Hansen (2015–2017), receiving multiple accolades for his performance as the title character in the latter, including the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.Platt's film credits include Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Ricki and the Flash (2015), and Run This Town (2019). Since 2019, he has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Politician, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.Platt signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 and released his debut studio album, Sing to Me Instead, in March 2019. In May 2020, a concert film, titled Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall, debuted on Netflix.In 2017, Platt was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
Platt is openly gay; he came out to his family when he was twelve years old, and publicly in 2019, before the release of his song "Ease My Mind". In January 2020, Platt began dating Noah Galvin (who replaced him in the titular role in Dear Evan Hansen) On November 15, 2020, he revealed that back in March of that year, he tested positive for and eventually fully recovered from COVID-19.
Platt was born in Los Angeles, the fourth of five children of Julie (née Beren) and Marc Platt. His father is a film, television, and theater producer whose credits include Legally Blonde, Into the Woods, La La Land, Mary Poppins Returns, and the musical Wicked. He and his family are Jewish.He attended the Adderley School for Performing Arts in Pacific Palisades, performing in productions like Bye Bye Birdie and Into the Woods. Platt attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, graduating in 2011. He then enrolled at Columbia University in New York but dropped out after six weeks to fulfill his contract with The Book of Mormon. During his time at Columbia, he was a member of the campus a cappella musical group Nonsequitur.
Movies & TV shows
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Anthological series that uses the boldest issues of our times as a jumping-off point to tell singular, character-driven stories about the world we live in today.
25 Years of Rent: Measured in Love
A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What be...
In the wake of his father's death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he is forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.
Dear Evan Hansen
Evan Hansen, a high schooler with a severe social anxiety disorder, accidentally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who committed suicide mistakes one of his letters for their son...
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The new short comedy Theater Camp is a parody of embittered teachers, ridiculous acting exercises, and exhausting dance lessons. The acting coach who got circumcision for a role he didn't get is playe...
One World: Together at Home
A global broadcast and digital special organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization featuring comedians, musicians, and actors to raise funds in support of front line health workers i...
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo
Elmo is the host of his very own talk show and he's going to bring you some (not-too-late) fun with this celeb- studded talk show, bringing familiar Sesame Street friends like Elmo, Cookie Monster, ce...
Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)
25 years later, the Banks family is coming together to raise money for World Central Kitchen.
Run This Town
After graduation, he gets a job at a newspaper. He thinks he is the next Woodward, but he is more of a Bernstein. He realized that maybe the paper business isn't what he saw in the movies. After the p...
Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall
Backed by a full band and a ready wit, actor Ben Platt opens up a very personal songbook onstage -- numbers from his debut album, "Sing to Me Instead."
The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II
The second Disney Family Singalong features celebrities and their families as they take on their favorite Disney tunes from their homes. John Legend is one of the special guests.
Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
A line-up of Broadway favorites are celebrating Stephen Sondheim with a concert event live on Broadway.com. There is a benefit for ASTEP.
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The Kelly Clarkson Show
The biggest newsmakers and names in film, television and music, as well as emerging new talent and everyday people who are beacon of hope in their communities, are presented by Kelly Clarkson.
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist.
He knows that he's going to be president. He will have to navigate high school.
Two drunk parents attempt to hide their increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate neighborhood schemes.
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Will & Grace
A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy's most fabulous quartet is back.
When celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing, fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden...
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn was brought home after a harrowing Iraq battle. The film shows what really happened to his squad, contrasting the realities of war with America's perception.
Ricki and the Flash
Ricki Rendazzo is a guitar hero who made a lot of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Ricki gets a chance to make things right when she returns home, as she faces the music w...
Pitch Perfect 2
The wrestlers are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and reg...
College student Beca doesn't want to be part of a group, but that's where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. According to Beca, the only thing that they have in common is how well the...
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The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
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LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
Merrily We Roll Along
Franklin Shepard, a talented Broadway composer who abandons his theater career in New York and all his friends in order to produce movies in Los Angeles, is the main character in Merrily We Roll Along...
The People Who We Hate at the Wedding
A family that can't seem to get along reluctantly gets together for a wedding. After skeletons are removed from the closet, a singular family needs to connect.