Broadway Debut for Andrew Barth Feldman in Dear Evan Hansen

4th February 2019 | Category: Theater

A 16-year-old actor who triumphed at the 2018 Jimmy Awards, Andrew Barth Feldman, has finally had the chance to show his enormous talent on Broadway.

On 30 January, he made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Dear Evan Hansen following Taylor Trensch who played his last performance on 27 January. The high-school junior Feldman is amazing and we can’t wait to see what personal touch he will add to this deeply intimate show.

Tickets for all performances can be found here.

Andrew Bert Feldman is currently a student at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, New York. He won the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Award (Jimmy Award) for Best Performance by an Actor for his take on Jason Robert Brown’s “I Love Betsy” from Honeymoon in Vegas.

He is the first teenager to take on the role of Evan in this much-awarded musical and he joined the amazing cast including Mallory Bechtel, Lisa Brescia, Alex Boniello, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Phoenix Best and original cast members Michael Park and Jennifer Laura Thompson. He is portraying a character of Evan Hansen who struggles with social anxiety and making friends. After a series of incidents during his first days of senior year, he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy’s family and finally feels like he belongs somewhere.

Dear Evan Hansen is a musical that made a lot of waves among the critics and hit a lot of nerves with its deeply personal and therapeutic story. The Washington Post described it as “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times called it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.”

And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” The play won six Tony Awards in 2017 including the Best Musical Award and 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Don’t miss the chance to see it and buy your tickets right now.

The names behind this profoundly contemporary musical are huge. It features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (best known for movies La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif ( for Rent and Next to Normal).

Dear Evan Hansen

Show Date and Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7:30 pm

Show Location: Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Show Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission

Age Restriction: ages 12+

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