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13 Videos To Watch If You’re Obsessed With Ben Platt

It’s no secret that this year has been a pretty great year for Ben Platt, and last night’s Tony’s were the cherry on top. While most people only previously recognized the 23-year-old from his performance as Benji in the “Pitch Perfect” series, his stunning performance in the new Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” has proven his acting and singing ability and turned him into quite the household name. In fact, he just won a Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical!

If you are a Platt fan, you’ve likely listened to “Waving Through a Window” more times than you can count. But, since the internet is a fantastic place just ripe with videos of our favorite stars’ performances, here are 13 videos to watch to further fuel your obsession with this Broadway superstar:

1. Ben Platt and Uzo Aduba Sing ‘A Little Priest’ from ‘Sweeney Todd’

Okay, so maybe this wasn’t where your mind immediately went when you thought of Platt. But seeing him tackle the role of Mrs. Lovett alongside Uzo Aduba’s Sweeney Todd is one of those things you didn’t know you needed in your life until you had it.

2. Ben Platt — ’Stay With Me’ (Broadway Loves Sam Smith)

That riff at the beginning? Sighhhhhh. Our love for Sam Smith is eternal, but for theatre nerds, there’s something just extra swoonworthy with Platt at the mic.

‘3. Crazy Ever After’ Cover by Ben Platt, Henry Platt, Adam Yaron and Elizabeth Gaba

The harmonies in this song are such #goals and are too much fun to sing along with.

4. Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss Perform ‘Only Us’ from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on TODAY

For all the people shipping Evan and Zoe, you get to watch their love song in all its close-up glory. That eye contact! THAT KISS!

5. ‘Pitch Perfect:’ ‘I’ve Got The Magic In Me’ (Boys Final)

Here’s a little bit of a throwback for you to Platt’s “Pitch Perfect” days. Benji spent most of the movie waving through the window at the Treblemakers, who wouldn’t accept him into their a cappella group. This makes his big reveal all the more amazing once he finally gets his chance to shine!

6. Ben Platt — ‘I Can’t Stand Still’ (‘Footloose’)

Watch Platt shred this song to pieces while giving us a glimpse of some classic ‘80s dance moves.

7. Ben Platt Covers “Make It Rain” by Ed Sheeran

In this video, Platt sings along to an Ed Sheeran classic with Adam Yaron on guitar. Where does one have to go to stumble upon performances like this happening in nature? Asking for a friend.

8. Ben Platt — ’Georgia On My Mind’ and Funny Story (Live) @ Le Poisson Rouge

“What does Anna Kendrick smell like?”


Though this video is a bit on the longer side, treat yourself to some of Platt’s vocal chops and some hilarious behind-the-scenes stories about his life and performances.

9. ‘Donald: The Musical’ (With Tim Minchin, Ben Platt and Abigail Spencer)

A musical about Donald Trump, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon combined with “Matilda” — sounds crazy, no? But somehow, it’s the best thing ever.

10. Ben Platt and Henry Platt — ‘Make You Feel My Love’ (Bob Dylan)

Platt takes the stage with his brother, Henry, in this incredible cover that truly shows off the power of musical genes.

11. ‘Who Am I?’ — Ben Platt

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Here, Platt performs as Jean Valjean in the Kidz Theater’s 2012 production of “Les Misérables.” His talent is awe-inspiring even in his late teens, but what’s great here is to see how much you can grow as a singer over time. Go Baby Platt!

12. Breaking Down The Riffs With Natalie Weiss — Episode 30: Pitch Perfect

We love this one for the shower scene alone, but watching Platt riff his face off to Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” alongside the amazingly talented Natalie Weiss will be the best 11 minutes and 28 seconds of your life.

13. Dear Evan Hansen: ‘Waving Through a Window’

Okay, yeah, so this one’s a given. Listen to it as many times as you want — it’s just that good.

What’s your favorite Ben Platt video? Let us know in the comments below…

Written by Brianna Hand

Bri Hand is a writer, editor, and theater aficionado based out of Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to performing in musicals throughout high school, Bri spends her time doing deep research on them to fuel both her writing and conversations.


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