21 Facts About Dear Evan Hansen


Dear Evan Hansen is a musical with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Steven Levenson.

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At school, Evan meets precocious classmate Alana and his reluctant "family friend" Jared, both of whom decline to sign his cast.

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Connor's sister Zoe, with whom Dear Evan Hansen is infatuated, feels obliged to apologize for her brother's behavior.

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Dear Evan Hansen finds Evan's letter on the printer and, at the mention of Zoe, becomes furious and storms out, taking the letter with him.

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Days later, Dear Evan Hansen is called to the principal's office, where Connor's parents tell him that their son had died by suicide.

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Dear Evan Hansen enlists Jared's help in creating fake, backdated email conversations between him and Connor.

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Dear Evan Hansen, egged on by a subconscious Connor-figure, enlists Alana and Jared's help in founding "The Connor Project" to keep Connor's memory alive, which the Murphys eagerly encourage.

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Dear Evan Hansen suffers a panic attack but composes himself during the speech, which goes viral online.

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Dear Evan Hansen becomes preoccupied with Zoe and begins to neglect Heidi, Jared, and The Connor Project.

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Dear Evan Hansen is offended to learn they want to give Connor's college fund to Evan.

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At home, Heidi and Dear Evan Hansen have a fight, with Dear Evan Hansen telling her he has found family in her absence.

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Dear Evan Hansen recalls the day his father moved out, and promises that she will always be there for him when he needs her.

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Year later, Dear Evan Hansen is still living with his mother, working at a store to earn enough money to go to college the next semester.

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Dear Evan Hansen says it was a way to finally get him to come and see the orchard.

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Dear Evan Hansen mentally writes himself one last letter reflecting on the impact he has had on his community and finally accepts himself.

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Dear Evan Hansen premiered at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, running from July 10 to August 23,2015.

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Zachary Noah Piser serves at the alternate for the role of Dear Evan Hansen and has performances Wednesday and Saturday matinees.

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The role of Evan Hansen was played by Robert Markus, and Zachary Noah Piser on Wednesday and Saturday matinees.

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The role of Evan Hansen is played by Sam Tutty, who won Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance.

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Dear Evan Hansen is a recipient of the 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

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Evan Hansen isn't as interested in these themes as it is in keeping the focus on the insecurity of the outsider, the nerd, the teenager yearning for acceptance.

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