American actor and singer Ben Platt is best known for his role as Winthrop Paroo in the Broadway musical “The Music Man” and for his Broadway debut in the 2014 Book of Mormon. Ben was an early passionate theater player and made his theater debut at the age of 12 in “Music Man,” where he played Winthrope Paroo.
The musical, which premiered in 2015, later moved to Off-Broadway and stayed in business for two years, is currently in its third season.
Ben Platt also appeared in several films, including the novel adaptation “The Great Gatsby” and the TV series “Avengers: Age of Ultron. ” He also appeared in popular television shows such as “American Horror Story,” “House of Cards” and “Daredevil” as well as a number of television commercials.
Ben was only six years old when he fell in love with theatre and music, and he made his debut at the age of five as a member of the New York City Ballet. Later he said, “I was obsessed with the theatre and I just wanted to go to class as often as possible to perform.
He played Ricky in “Caroline’s Change” (2004), played by Noah Gellman, in which he had played the title character Caroline Change from 2004.
The Columbia University production is a play about Caroline’s life and her relationship with her husband Ricky. The show premiered at the New York Public Theater on October 14, 2004 and ran for nearly a year.
Ben’s performance was well received by critics, and the play ran for some time from 2014 to 2015, this time at the New York Public Theater.
His 2002 musical comedy Pitch Perfect was his first major film role, and his portrayal of Benji Applebaum received good reviews. The film, in which he appeared as the lead singer of the popular pop-punk band “The Bikini Band,” became a hit and proved beneficial for Ben’s acting career.
American comedy Ricki and the Flash, in which he also starred with Meryl Streep and Sebastian Stan , he appeared as a guest star. The film didn’t go too well, but Ben played Daniel in the film and he took on the role of lead singer of popular pop-punk band The Bikini Band in 2015. The series premiered on July 10, 2015 and ended on August 23, 2016 with a total of 10 episodes and an average of 4.5 out of 5.
Ben played a student suffering from a serious mental illness, and his performance was praised by both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, as well as the Huffington Post and Variety.
He made his last appearance in Evan Hansen on November 19, 2017, and took the role back to the Second Stage Theater, where the performance was sold out.
In 2017, Ben Platt starred in Whitney Cummings’ comedy Female Brain with him and Sofia Vergara. Ben played Josh in the film and in a 2018 film with Ben’s brother Josh and his brother-in-law and co-star Josh Gad.
Awards & Achievements
In the same year he signed with Atlantic Records and performed at the New York Music Hall of Fame and the Grammys.
The film was directed by Ricky Tollman and starred Robert De Niro, John Travolta and John Cusack. The film has been embroiled in controversy after it was claimed the makers appropriated the story of journalist Robyn Doolittle.
He also won the Broadway Audience Award for his role in Evan Hansen and was nominated in the male category. He won a Tony Award for best actor in a musical and a Drama Desk Award, as well as an Oscar nomination for best actor.