Watch the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen

Evan Hansen
(from left) Connor Murphy (Colton Ryan) and Evan Hansen (Ben Platt)

The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon, Dear Evan Hansen, becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.   

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), the Dear Evan Hansen is written for the screen by the show’s Tony winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by the show’s Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). 

Get your Kleenex out and watch the Universal trailer below:

And of course there’s a poster:

Featuring Grammy winning songs, including the iconic anthem You Will Be Found, Waving Through a Window, For Forever and Words Fail, Dear Evan Hansen stars six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar® winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Apple TV+’s Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Netflix’s Atypical), DeMarius Copes (Broadway’s Mean Girls) and Danny Pino (NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). 

Dear Evan Hansen is produced by Marc Platt (La La Land, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins Returns) and Adam Siegel (2 Guns, Drive), and is executive produced by Michael Bederman, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in all territories.

  • Genre: Musical Drama
  • Cast: Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, DeMarius Copes
  • Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
  • Screenplay by: Steven Levenson
  • Music & Lyrics by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
  • Based on: The stage musical by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
  • Producers: Marc Platt, Adam Siegel
  • Executive Producer: Michael Bederman, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Dear Evan Hansen opens September 24 in theaters.