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Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor and singer. Born in Los Angeles as the fourth son of producer Marc Platt, he got his start in theater and became well-known following his supporting role of Benji Applebaum in Pitch Perfect. However, it was his originating the role of the title character of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway (a role he later reprised in its film adaptation) that made him really well-known, netting him critical acclaim and awards (including a Tony). He played the lead role of Payton Hobart in the Netflix dramedy series The Politician.

Platt has also released two studio albums, Sing to Me Instead and Reverie.

He's also been tapped to star as Charley Kringas in Richard Linklater's twenty-year film adaptation of Merrily We Roll Along, alongside longtime BFF Beanie Feldstein and Paul Mescal.

He is engaged to Noah Galvin.