- Dawson Casting:
- High school seniors Evan and Connor are played by 23 year old Ben Platt and 25 year old Mike Faist, respectively.
- Similarly, 29 year old Laura Dreyfuss plays 16 year old Zoe Murphy, the younger sister of Connor Murphy.
- Averted as of 2019, with the casting of Andrew Barth Feldman, who is only 16, as Evan. He's even slightly younger than Evan is supposed to be!
Trivia / Dear Evan Hansen